Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-292270

Description

Three fragments of gilt-figure wallpaper from the George A. Weaver House, Waldoboro, Maine. Pattern of embossed and gilded stripes and gilt-figures, one figure a round quatrefoil or compass and the other a slightly larger round medallion with fleur de lis figures, acanthus scrolls and foliate swag. Block-printed in black and gray with gold leaf on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
gilding
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waldoboro - Maine / From the George A. Weaver Home / Jessie W. Law / 135 Washington St. / Brighton, Mass. / 54 Peach St. / Walpole / Mass." (Not written by Dorothy Waterhouse. Presumed written by J. W. Law.)
"On my grandmother's parlor walls and / made a very handsome room. / 3 pieces - J. W. Law" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Law, Jessie W.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

16 x 19 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1086A-C

Places

Waldoboro (Lincoln county, Maine)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Quatrefoil
Compass
Medallion
Fleur de lis
acanthus
scrolls
foliate swag

Period/Style

Gilt Figure