Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-288700

Description

Fragment of unused medallion wallpaper from Portland, Maine. Acanthus leaves form heart-shaped medallions radiating c-scrolls from the sides and a fan of flowers from the top. The paper is embossed with nautilus spirals and is roller-printed in two shades of peach, brown and metallic gold on ochre ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"3178 / The ROBERT GRAVES Co. [text in banner logo]" (handwritten)
"To Dorothy Waterhouse / from Reg Wilson (Portland)" (handwritten)

Pattern No.

3178

Maker

Robert Graves Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

New York, New York, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

17 3/8 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.606

Date

1890-1910 (manufacturer's dates)

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Ochre

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Heart-shaped
Acanthus
Scrolls
Stylized flowers
Nautilus

Period/Style

Medallion