Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-290757

Description

Two fragments of block-printed wallpaper from Centerville, Massachusetts. Pattern of small red and white floral rosettes alternating with smaller red floral sprigs. Probably ungrounded paper. The wallpaper was covered by pages of the Boston Cultivator farm journal dating from circa 1849-1850, see 2001.281.957.2a-d. The same wallpaper was also found in Bourne, Massachusetts, see 2001.281.956. The wallpaper pattern was reproduced as "Eagle Hill" by Waterhouse Wallhangings.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Whelan home - Centerville" (Written on scap of "The Standard-Times" newspaper, New Bedford, Massachusetts, July 29, 1963)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Whelan House,

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

17 x 2 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.957.1AB

Places

Centerville (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.956
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.735.1-.6
Title Fragments of "The Boston Cultivator" farm journal Accession Number 2001.281.957.2A-D

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Medallion
Rosette
Sprig

Period/Style

Sprig
Medallion