Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1855-1870

GUSN

GUSN-290944

Description

Fragment of floral wallpaper from Captain Snow House, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Naturalistic floral vine with red and white roses, blue tendrils and leaves form a background pattern on white ground. Secondary stripe in gray with metallic gold edge only partially visible. Roller-printed in two pinks, red, two greens, yellow, blue, purple, white, two grays and metallic gold on white ground. Fragment is affixed to paperboard. Note states this paper was the first layer of many. Second layer of sidewall and border paper are attached to other side of paperboard (see 2001.281.969.1 and 2001.281.969.2)

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"G74 / [writing crossed out] hand-painted / Brought from France to Provincetown / for bride at turn of the / century by Capt Snow / First paper under several layers-" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Captain Snow House, Parlor

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

18 x 12 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.968

Places

Provincetown (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Possibly United States

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.969.1
Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.696.2AB
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.969.2A-C

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral Vine
Roses
Stripes

Period/Style

Floral Stripe