Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1900-1910

GUSN

GUSN-292192

Description

Fabric backed wallpaper sample probably from "the old paper shop of Mr. Childs" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Large-scale floral pattern executed in a folk art or faux hand-painted style. Large floral bouquet of carnations, tulips, roses and other flowers tied with a red ribbon. Floral sprigs surround the large bouquet. Roller-printed in black, red, pink, two greens, yellow and two blues on ungrounded, embossed paper. Wooden rod tacked to one end of the roll.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
cotton (textile)
wood (plant material)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Floral Panel mid 19th century / Large floral motifs" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse. Floral panel written in blue felt pen / Large floral motifs written in pencil.)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Childs Paper Shop (Cambridge, MA),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

69 x 41 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1083

Places

Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Display sample

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Bouquet
Ribbon
Bow Knot
Carnations
Tulips
Roses

Period/Style

Floral