Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865-1875

GUSN

GUSN-291278

Description

Fragment of a roll of uncut wallpaper borders from Lexington, Massachusetts. The fragment is a partial roll of uncut borders, eight borders are printed across the width of the roll. The borders are purple ribbon with green, lace edging. Block-printed in four greens and five shades of purple on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
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.)

Associated Person

Muzzey, Anna, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

16 1/2 x 21 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.985

Places

Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Probably France

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Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.984
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Title Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.986

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Ribbon
Lace

Period/Style

Imitation textile