Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-289159

Description

Two uncut rows of flocked wallpaper borders. Pattern imitates draped green fabric trimmed in gold fringe, twisted and held in place by green tassels and gold bosses over a row of gold-colored gimp. Block-printed in three browns, metallic gold and green flocking on white ground. Green flocking is overprinted in light green, black and dark brown.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
flocking
trompe-l'oeil
Wallpaper

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

6 1/8 x 22 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.633AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Imitation Fabric
Tassels
Cord
Gimp

Period/Style

Drapery