Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-291285

Description

Fragment of an uncut roll of wallpaper borders from Lexington, Massachusetts. The paper is printed with three borders per width. The border pattern is swags of pink fabric edged with white ribbon hanging from a thin strip of architectural molding. A spray of pink and gold roses is centered on every other swag. A molded acanthus leaf figure hangs over the alternating swags. Roller-printed in gray, three pinks, two shades of peach, red, three greens, gold and black on white ground. The paper is embossed with a scroll pattern.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
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

England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

35 3/4 x 22 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.986

Places

Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral Spray
Roses
Acanthus Leaf
Architectural Molding
Drapery Swag
Ribbon

Period/Style

Imitation textile
Floral