Wallpaper border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1790-1800

GUSN

GUSN-288816

Description

Multiple fragments of wallpaper border from West Buxton, Maine. Pattern of white and brown, undulating, oblong figures resembling floating feathers. Block-printed in brown, white and black on laid paper. Fragments (a) and (b) attached to sidewall paper 2001.281.2.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"French with interesting / border / First paper / W. Buxton Maine / (Mrs. Grace Davis" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 x 2 1/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.612.1A-F

Places

Possibly United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 1970.496.2.2A-C

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized feathers