Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1901

GUSN

GUSN-291910

Description

Rolled fragment of English floral wallpaper. Large-scale pattern of floral bouquet in hanging basket with pink and white roses, morning glories, daisies, and passion flowers. Roller-printed in white, six pinks, four greens, four blues, five browns, yellow and four purples on polished white ground. The selvedge is printed with English registry number 262509 and patent date of January 8, 1901.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"RD 362509 / PATENTED JANY. 8. 1901" (English registry number and patent date.)
"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)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

28 1/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1055

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Roses
Morning Glories
Daisies
Passion Flowers
Basket

Period/Style

Floral