Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-290004

Description

Four fragments of wallpaper border with pattern imitating architectural molding and hanging finials. Upper band of oval figures above a row of beads. Lower band with carved hanging finials and horizontal striped shadows. Block-printed in grisaille palette of white, three grays and black on tan ground. Fragments (B, C, D) match together.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 1/4 x 15 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.900A-D

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Tan

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Architectural Molding
Bead
Finials

Period/Style

NeoClassical