Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-291839

Description

Partial roll of floral medallion wallpaper manufactured by Frederick Beck & Company, New York. Oval medallion tied and hung with a ribbon from scrolling acanthus leaves. The medallion is festooned with floral swags and frames a bouquet of flowers. the pattern is block-printed in green and olive flocking on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Fred. Beck & Co." (Flocked)
"This Roll for Mrs. Waterhouse" (handwritten)
"Late flock / Mrs. Albert Shaw" (handwritten)
"Victorian - mid 19th cenutry / etc. / many from Salem, Cape Cod, Maine, etc - / I have checked them all + / they can be filed. Not that interesting" (handwritten)
"Almost all late / papers - Victorian, etc / I have checked them / + must press them + put / together in a folder of / later papers" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Frederick Beck & Company (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

New Yokr, New York, United States

Dimensions

22 3/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1045

Places

New York City (New York state)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Medallion
Oval
Floral Swags
Festoon
Ribbon
Scrolls
Acanthus

Period/Style

Floral Medallion