Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1900-1910

GUSN

GUSN-292007

Description

Rolled fragment of unused wallpaper imitating moiré fabric with embroidery embellishment . Abstract printed pattern and paper embossed with ribbed pattern, give this wallpaper the look of moiré fabric. Stripes, resembling galloon braids, and floral vines, resembling embroidery, run vertically along both edges of the pattern. Block-printed in liquid mica, two pinks, fuschia, five greens, two yellows and two blues on pink ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
block printing (relief printing process)
moiré
Wallpaper

Inscription

"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

23 x 19 2/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1062

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Moiré
Galloon
Embroidery
Ribbon
Floral Vine

Period/Style

Imitation textile
Stripe