Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-291984

Description

Rolled fragment of unused floral wallpaper. Damask-style, large-scale pattern of highly stylized, exotic flowers. Block-printed in yellow, gold and metallic gold on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"1890's / Large design" (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"

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

35 1/2 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1060

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers

Period/Style

Floral
Damask