Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1826

GUSN

GUSN-290826

Description

Small fragment of damask-patterned wallpaper. The wallpaper was chosen by John Quincy Adams for use in the formal sitting room of the "Old House," part of the Adams National Historical Park, Quincy, Massachusetts. The paper has a dense floral swag and foliate scrolls pattern with hanging cord and tassel figures. Block-printed in yellow and peach on ungrounded ochre paper. The wallpaper is an American adaptation of a Jean-Baptiste Reveillon design. The pattern was reproduced in the 1970s by Waterhouse Wallhangings as "Vassal Adams House."

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

Original To Old House, Quincy, MA (Adams National Historic Park),

People and Organizations

Adams National Historical Park (National Park Service)

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.774

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

7 1/2 x 4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.963

Places

Quincy (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Wove

Medium

Ingrain

Decor Motif

Flowers
Scrolls
Foliate

Period/Style

Damask