Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-289238

Description

Fragment of flocked border depicting naturalistic oak leaves and acorns wrapping around a horizontal rod, itself wrapped with string of beads. Faux-varnished wood background. The oak leaves and acorns are flocked in green and block-printed in black, three greens, and orange. The rod and faux wood areas are block-printed in four browns and two ochres on a light cream ground. The ground is striped with a slightly darker cream color, giving the paper an uneven rib texture which, in the faux wood area, looks like wood graining. The ground color is only visible in areas where the outline of the leaves has only been partially trimmed. The faux wood areas are glazed.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
flocking
block printing (relief printing process)
graining
Wallpaper

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 7/8 x 27 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.637

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Oak Leaves
Acorns
Beads
Wood Grain

Period/Style

Naturalistic
Foliate
NeoClassical