Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1916

GUSN

GUSN-291681

Description

Rolled fragment of large-scale floral medallion wallpaper from the Chellis Estate, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. Oval strapwork frames hang from a bow-knotted ribbon. The medallions frame bouquets; are festooned with flowers and ribbon; and are embellished with scrolling acanthus leaves, laurel wreaths, beads and floral swags. Block-printed in yellow on dark blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Associated With Chellis Estate (Wellesley Hills, MA),

People and Organizations

A. H. Davenport

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

26 x 21 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1039

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Strapwork
Medallion
Bouquet
Ribbon
Flowers
Sprig
Scrolls
Acanthus
Laurel Wreath
Beads
Bow Knot

Period/Style

Floral Medallion