Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1855-1865

GUSN

GUSN-290727

Description

Two fragments of wallpaper from the Arnold Fenner House, Plainfield, Connecticut. Embossed, gilt-figured wallpaper with two narrow vertical stripes of foliate diamond figures per width of paper. A large foliate figure repeats at long intervals between the stripes. The figure has three large leaves and fern-like foliage. Embossed and gilded figures on light gray ground. The pattern was reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings under the name "Arnold Fenner House."

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
stripes
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Original To Arnold Fenner House,

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.719AB

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

35 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.954AB

Places

Plainfield (Windham county, Connecticut)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Foliate
Stripes
Diamond

Period/Style

Gilt Figure