Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1920

GUSN

GUSN-292079

Description

Fragment of unused paisley wallpaper with pattern name "The Chalons" produced by Becker, Smith and Page Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Colorful buta figures with stylized flowers and scrolling floral stems are printed over a patterned background to resemble fabric. Roller-printed in blue, green, red, black and yellow on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
paisley
Wallpaper

Inscription

"B. S. P. / THE "CHALONS" 1886 / 1" (B. S. P. in script writting with scroll figures before and after lettering.)
"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

Chalons

Pattern No.

1886

Maker

Becker, Smith & Page (Manufacturer)

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1070

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Paisley
Buta
Stylized flowers
Floral branches

Period/Style

Imitation textile