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.)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Border or Frieze Accession Number 2001.281.962

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

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

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