Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-290298

Description

Fragment of wallpaper border with pattern imitating brocade and gimp ribbon. Central band consisting of multi-color floral sprigs and undulating pale green vine with berries printed over vertical striping and edged with pink dots. An outer band of pink, yellow and green gimp and inner band of solid blue, run along upper and lower edges of border. The paper is embossed with a ribbed texture. Stripes of pink and blue are applied over the metallic green ground. Floral and gimp elements are block-printed over stripes and ground. Block-printed in black, two browns, three greens, pink, fuschia, yellow, two violets, and metallic silver. End of roll fragment, stamped "38" on front. Stamped "5337" on verso.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"38" [circled] (pattern number?)
"5337" [in cartouche] (pattern number?)

Pattern No.

38 1337

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

5 3/4 x 24 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.935

Places

Possibly France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Green

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Gimp
Brocade
Floral
Sprigs
Vine
Berries
Stripes

Period/Style

Imitation textile
Floral