Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-292037

Description

Rolled fragment of embossed floral wallpaper. Large-scale, naturalistic floral bouquet tied with a ribbon. Flowers in the bouquet include poppies, tulips, daisies, hydrangea, and daffodils. Pattern is embossed and block-printed in multiple pinks, violets, yellows, tans, blues and greens on white polished ground. Heavy-weight paper, end of roll.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Embossed - good design / Late" (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"

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

42 1/2 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1067

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Bouquet
Ribbon
Bow Knot
Poppy
Daisy
Hydrangea
Daffodils

Period/Style

Floral