Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1905-1920

GUSN

GUSN-292020

Description

Rolled fragment of unused floral medallion wallpaper titled "The Hyppolyte Design." Large-scale floral bouquet in an urn is framed by garland of acanthus leaves, flowers and grasses. Ribbons with bow knots drape from the trellis figures. The pattern is block-printed in four shades of green on a background roller-printed with a woven pattern in pale blue on green ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"THE HYPPOLYTE DESIGN" (printed)
"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"

Pattern

The Hyppolyte Design

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1033

Maker

(Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

21 1/2 x 22 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1063

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Green

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Bouquet
Urn
Floral garland
Flowers
Acanthus
Ribbon
Bow Knot
Trellis

Period/Style

Floral Medallion