Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-291412

Description

Partial roll of uncut wallpaper borders. The roll is printed with twelve borders per roll width in a geometric fretwork pattern. Each border consists of outer solid stripes and an inner band of square flower figures. The borders are roller-printed in metallic gold on black ground. The paper is embossed with a small-scale basket weave pattern.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Border paper / Saco Me / from Miss Marion Merritt / 11 Hollis Rd Portland" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Merritt, Marion, Miss
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

19 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1000

Places

Saco (York county, Maine)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Black

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized Flowers
Fretwork
Stripes

Period/Style

NeoClassical