Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865-1875

GUSN

GUSN-289568

Description

Two fragments of embossed, gilt-figured wallpaper border. Fragment (A) is two rows of uncut border. Fragment (B) is a single border.The border has an upper band of gilt trefoil figures against a green background. The lower band is a pattern of repeating gilt diamond, circle and lozenge figures against vertical ribbing. The centers of the lozenges and diamonds are printed orange and red. Block-printed in black, green, orange and red on light pink ground with gold gilding.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
gilding
embossed wall coverings
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 7/8 x 18 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.665AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

unused

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Trefoil
Foliate
Diamond
Lozenge

Period/Style

NeoClassical