Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1887

GUSN

GUSN-292077

Description

Fragment of unused floral wallpaper. Sprigs of a variety of different flowers, including tulips, pansies, and hydrangea, are roller-printed in a muted palette of pink, gray, cream, white and yellow to form all-over floral pattern. The paper is embossed with vertical ribbed texture and printed with gray liquid mica ground. The American Wall Paper Manufacturers Association logo and pattern number 591 are printed in the selvedge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"A. W. P. M. A [scroll logo] / 591 / 2" (printed)
"Clara J. Hallett" (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 No.

591

Maker

American Wall Paper Manufacturers Association (1880-1887) (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

25 x 20 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1069

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Flowers
Sprigs
tulips
pansies
hydrangea

Period/Style

Floral