Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1916

GUSN

GUSN-291661

Description

Rolled fragment of flocked wallpaper from the Chellis Estate, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. Large-scale damask-style pattern roller-printed with green flocking on green ground. Floral damask-style pattern features a large, circular strapwork and floral medallion framing a floral spray. Off-set from the medallion are smaller floral bouquets in vases. The medallion and vase elements are joined by draping floral swags. The paper is embossed with a horizontal ribbed texture.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
flocking
medallions (ornament areas)
damask
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Flock etc / from Chellis Estate" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Associated With Chellis Estate (Wellesley Hills, MA),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

29 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1034

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Green

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Medallion
Floral
Trophies
Swags
Vases
Bouquets
Spray

Period/Style

Damask
Floral Medallion