Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-292030

Description

Partial roll of unused wallpaper printed with the "The Attica" pattern produced by Thomas Strahan and Company, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Large-scale damask pattern with central stylized thistle figure framed by strapwork and scrolling acanthus leaves. Thistle figures are flanked by urns with bow knot and are joined by floral swags. Roller-printed in blue over pattern of blue of fine vertical and horizontal lines, imitating the look of woven fabric, on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
damask
Wallpaper

Inscription

"The Attica / 298 / T. S. & C. [Thistle Logo]" (printed)
"Brocade design - Repro" (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"

Pattern

The Attica

Pattern No.

298

Maker

Thomas Strahan & Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

21 7/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1064

Places

Chelsea (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Thistle
Floral Swags
Acanthus Leaves
Urn
Bow Knot

Period/Style

Damask
Imitation textile