Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1855

GUSN

GUSN-291883

Description

Partial roll of Rococo Revival wallpaper. Bright colored floral sprays in a framework of gray asymmetrical ruffled foliate scrollwork on white ground. Block-printed in two grays, green, blue, orange, purple, pink and dark red on white satin ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Rococo Revival
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Marion Merrill / 11 Hollis Rd. / Portland" (handwritten)
"Victorian - mid 19th century / 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)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1969.575.2

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

22 1/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1050

Reference Notes

Same paper, different colorway. From General McClelland House, South Woodstock, Connecticut.

Places

Portland (Cumberland county, Maine)
France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
Scrolls
Dots
Sprays

Period/Style

Rococo Revival