Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1810-1825

GUSN

GUSN-290829

Description

Fragment of striped wallpaper from Contoocook, New Hampshire. Pattern of stripes with alternating motifs, one stripe of stylized dandelion figures printed in white and gray, another of stylized lacy ribbon in white, and a third in solid purple. The solid stripe divides the two stripes with motifs. The dandelion figures are framed by scrolling fern-like branches, also in purple, which bulge outward over the adjacent purple stripes. Where the branches cross over the solid purple stripe they are gray, the color of the paper's ground. The pattern is block-printed in white, light gray, and purple on gray ground. Laid paper, partial sheets. The wallpaper pattern was reproduced by Katzenback and Warren in the 1960s and Waterhouse Wallhangings in the 1970s.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
laid paper
block printing (relief printing process)
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Tell story of house / Dandelion Stripe / Hoyt house built 1760 / Contoocook, NH / G16" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original To Hoyt House (Contoocook, NH), Parlor

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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

10 1/4 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.964

Places

Contoocook (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)
United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Laid

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

dandelions
ribbons
Lace
Stripes

Period/Style

Stripe