Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-292121

Description

Fabric backed wallpaper sample from "Childs" wallpaper shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Large-scale floral trail wallpaper with stylized carnations, strawberries, peonies, morning glories and other flowers growing from the same meandering vine. Block-printed in black, three greens, pink, fuschia, red, two browns, two purples and blue on light cream ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"9924 J Baxenden OSS/4.00" (Handwritten in large letters, expcept for "Baxenden" which is written in red ink.)
"Cravel Design" (handwritten)
"E 13 C / SCQ1LS1" (Ones written in European style. Handwritten large.)
"9924-J / DRS 4.00" (Written small. )

Pattern

Baxenden

Pattern No.

9924

Associated Building

Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

57 3/4 x 39 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1076

Places

Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Display Sample

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized Flowers
Meandering Vine
Carnations
Strawberries
Peonies
Morning Glories

Period/Style

Floral Trail