Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865-1880

GUSN

GUSN-291003

Description

Two fragments of flocked border from the Captain Snow House, Provincetown, Massachusetts. One fragment [A] appears to be a corner and the other [B] is a straight edge affixed to sidewall (see 2001.281.969.1). Fragment [A] has a stylized urn and flower figure placed at a forty-five degree angle to the corner. Beside it are finial figures. Along the edges of both border fragments runs a band with scallops and dots. The edge pattern and figures are block-printed in metallic gold, dark red and peach on ungrounded paper. The rest of the border is covered with green flocking with branch and sprig figures overprinted in light and dark green.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
flocking
block printing (relief printing process)
metallic pigment
Neoclassical
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Original To Captain Snow House, Parlor

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.969.1
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.968

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

7 1/4 x 5 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.969.2A-C

Places

Provincetown (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

urn
stylized flower
finials
sprigs

Period/Style

NeoClassical