Wallpaper Border or Frieze

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1900-1910

GUSN

GUSN-290822

Description

Fragment of Art Nouveau-style wallpaper border or frieze with flowering vine pattern. Equally spaced green stems grow upward from the bottom of the border, each with a yellow blossom in profile and two three-lobed green leaves against a red background. The vines rise and intertwine along the top of the border where an outward facing yellow flower blooms between each plant. Dark red, stylized strapwork and trefoil figures rise from the bottom of the border behind the vines. Dark red horizontal bands run along the top and bottom of the border. Roller-printed in dark red, yellow, tan and two greens on red ground. Fragment is affixed to a piece of heavy stock paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
borders (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Art Nouveau
Wallpaper

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

13 1/2 x 15 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.962

Places

Probably United States

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.795.1-.3

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

Red

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Freize

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized Flowers
Vines
Strapwork
Stripes

Period/Style

Art Nouveau