Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1890

GUSN

GUSN-291273

Description

Fragment of a roll of uncut wallpaper border corners from Lexington, Massachusetts. The paper is printed with one large corner per width of the roll. Three complete corners are present. The corners depict pink and cream roses and their foliage with intermingling gray ribbon against a white background. The corners are block-printed in white, three grays, five greens, peach, red, four pinks, two shades of cream, tan and brown on white ground. French.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Her grandfather was early clock maker in Newburyport - / French Beautiful expensive gold leaf papers - / Given me by Miss Anna Muzzey / 14 Glen Road / Lexington 73 - Mass--- / Her father in 1840's (?) heard that beautiful w. p. were ? arriving on a ship in Boston - from France - + he bought / the entire lot. He was a merchant in Boston - / The elaborate corner borders are from Miss Muzzey" (Last line added later in felt tip marker.)

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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

38 3/8 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.983

Places

Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Roses
Ribbon

Period/Style

Floral