Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-292165

Description

Fabric backed wallpaper sample from "the old paper shop of Mr. Childs" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Floral pattern featuring pink flowers, possibly geraniums, and foliate swags on a faux-moiré background. Block-printed in seven greens, four pinks, red, two yellows, two violets and gray on white polished ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
cotton (textile)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"9142 C Bach DHS/3.50" (Written in pencil except for "Bach" which is written in red ink.)
"Floral panel / Mr. Childs old shop in Cambridge / Circa mid-19th century" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse.)

Pattern

Bach

Pattern No.

9142 C

Associated Building

Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

57 1/2 x 36 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1081

Places

Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Display Sample

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Geraniums
Flowers
Foliate
Swags

Period/Style

Floral