Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-288748

Description

Fragment of Anglo-Japanese floral wallpaper from West Buxton, Maine. Stylized flowers and diagonal striping formed by a patchwork of geometric patterns. Flowers are reminiscent of Persian design. Roller-printed in pale yellow, red, brown, dark olive, and black on olive ground. Newsprint affixed to back has a visible date of November 4, 1876.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Anglo-Japanese
Wallpaper

Inscription

"J. M. Hutchenson" (written twice)
"Civil War Era / from / Mrs. Fred k H. Davis / West Buxton / Maine" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

28 x 22 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.610

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Olive

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Persian
Stylized flowers
Geometric Patterns

Period/Style

Anglo-Japanese