Reproduction Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1960-1990

GUSN

GUSN-290391

Description

Three unused samples of reproduction wallpaper border or frieze by an unknown manufacturer. Wallpaper has highly abstracted flowering vines, each with one large lower blossom and a three-lobed leaf. Vines rise and interwine along top and have additional blossoms and leaves. Vines grow from a lower band with two horizontal stripes, Renaissance strapwork and a trefoil motif. There is a single horizontal band at top. Screen-printed. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.795.1 -- Brown, beige, peach and orange on a pale blue ground; 2001.281.795.2 -- Metallic gold, white and green on an olive green ground; and 2001.281.795.3 -- Brown, green, yellow and orange on a cinnamon ground. Pattern is reminiscent of papers manufactured by Bradbury & Bradbury.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
screen printing
metallic pigment
scrolling foliage
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Job 858 / Renaissance / strikeoff / on El[illegible] 65" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.795.3.)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

14 3/4 x 9 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.795.1-.3

Places

United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border or Frieze Accession Number 2001.281.962

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Screen Print

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Freize

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
vines
leaves
strapwork
trefoils

Period/Style

Art Nouveau