Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-291311

Description

Fragment of a roll of uncut wallpaper panel borders. The paper is printed with two straight borders and a border intended to run horizontally along the top of a sidewall. The horizontal border has T-shaped corners at regular intervals where vertical borders could be attached to create panels. The borders have a floral pattern of pink and gold roses and other flowers with foliage and blue ribbon. On the straight (or vertical) borders, the flowers are arranged in sprays along blue ribbon. On the horizontal border, the flowers and ribbon drape into gentle swags and a pair of butterflies hovers above the center of each swag. Roller-printed in two blues, three greens, gray, three pinks, red, two yellows and gold on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

41 1/2 x 18 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.990

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Roses
Sprays
Ribbon
Spags

Period/Style

Floral