Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865-1875

GUSN

GUSN-289570

Description

Fragment of embossed, gilt-figured wallpaper border. The center of the border has two rows of embossed and gilt "XOXO" figures on a cream-colored ground, flanked by block-printed stripes with white, elongated floral figures. Along one longitudinal edge of the border is a row of small embossed and gilded squares, each with four dots. Fragment may be a single border or two uncut borders.

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

3 1/4 x 9 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.666

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Geometric