Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-290348

Description

Fragment of wallpaper border. Wide border with fretwork bands in two shades of brown running along upper and lower edges. Center band has pattern of stylized floral medallions encircled by stylized lotus flowers in red and black with gold glitter on tan background. Roller-printed in two browns, tan, black, two reds and gold glitter on light blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
glitter
Neoclassical
Wallpaper

Inscription

"B+G" (Not in Dorothy Waterhouse's handwriting)
"Old Border - Victorian / Corcker?" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

9 x 13 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.939

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Medallion
Floral
Lotus
Scroll
Fret

Period/Style

Neoclassical