Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-288696

Description

Fragment of imitation-textile wallpaper from Portland, Maine. Wallpaper achieves the look of a woven textile with a subtle, all-over floral pattern. The pattern is constructed of horizontal striping in metallic gold and brown on gold ground. The paper is embossed with an irregular texture.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"From / Miss Marion Merrill / Portland" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

23 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.605

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Gold

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral
Woven
Brocade

Period/Style

Imitation textile