Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1890

GUSN

GUSN-291274

Description

Fragment of a roll of unused wallpaper border corners from Lexington, Massachusetts. The paper is printed with two corners per roll width. The fragment includes six full corners and two partial corners. The corners depict pink roses and their foliage wrapped to a gold bar by winding gray ribbon. Block-printed in white, four grays, three greens, tan, cream, two pinks and red on white ground.

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 written later in felt tip marker.)
"Miss Muzzey? / Lexington - odl house / Elegant borders and corners" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Muzzey, Anna, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

42 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.984

Places

Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Probably France

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Roses
Ribbon
Metal bar

Period/Style

Floral