Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1900-1910

GUSN

GUSN-290365

Description

Fragment of scenic wallpaper border from Maine. Wide border with multiple pattern bands. Band along the upper edge of the border consists of two repeating figures printed in browns and black, imitating a carved architectural molding. The band below it is a geometric pattern in blues, reds and green perhaps meant to imitate painted plaster. The central band consists of a landscape scene depicting a lake with mountains in the distance. The landscape is framed by short pilasters with acanthus leaves and scrolls. The pilasters hold up a ceiling band decorated with polygons and edged with a stripe of bead and reel trim. The last band, running along the bottom edge of the border, is a geometric floral pattern printed in blues, reds and green. Roller-printed in black, three browns, two blues, pink, red, three greens and metallic silver on ungrounded paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
scenic wallpapers
fretwork
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Border - Mrs. Orint's / house in Maine" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.609A-C

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

9 1/8 x 39 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.946

Places

Squantum Point (Hancock county, Maine) [cape]
Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Lake
Mountian
landscape
Architectural Molding
Stylized Flower
Polygon
pin dots
pilaster
acanthus
scrolls

Period/Style

Scenery Figure