Wallpaper Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1865-1875

GUSN

GUSN-291449

Description

Partial roll (A) and five fragments (B-F) printed with square and triangular wallpaper medallions used to accent straight wallpaper borders. Central element in both the squares and triangles is a circle or semi-circle figure with radiating arms terminating in trefoil figures. Roller-printed in metallic gold, two browns and red flocking on brown ground. The flocking is overprinted in orange and black. "Shawmut 256" is printed in metallic gold on the face of the paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
flocking
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Shawmut / 256" (printed)

Pattern

Shawmut

Pattern No.

256

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

5 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1015A-F

Places

Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Brown

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Border

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Quatrefoil
Trefoil
medallions
Circle