Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865-1875

GUSN

GUSN-289607

Description

Fragment of flocked wallpaper border. Pattern of centered, beaded rosettes alternating with small floral and leaf springs. The two elements are connected with symmetrical, elongated and stylized acanthus leaves that flank the rosettes, forming a central, longitudinal main design. Upper band of vertical stripes and lower band of black flocking. Upper edge pattern of zigzags with dots, lower edge pattern of vertical striping. Block-printed in black and black flocking over metallic gold on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

2 3/4 x 10 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.677

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Rosette
Acanthus Leaves
Floral Sprigs
zigzag
dots

Period/Style

NeoClassical