Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1900-1910

GUSN

GUSN-292833

Description

Partial roll of wallpaper from Thompson, Connecticut. Pattern of repeating stylized tulips framed by foliate scrolls is printed over a small-scale white geometric background pattern of chevrons and dots. Printed over the tulip pattern is a small-scale pattern of black wavy lines and dots. The under and over-printed patterns are meant to imitate the texture of a woven textile or tapestry. Roller-printed in pink, maroon, olive, blue, green, black and white on brown ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Art Nouveau
Wallpaper

Inscription

"1445 / IMPERIAL SPECIAL [text inside banner logo, crown divides the two words]" (printed)
"Give me by Mrs. Harriet Touchette / Mrs. Mary Baker - Off Phinney Lane Centerville / From 150 yr. old house / owned previously by Mrs. Heidi Roosevelt (4th cousin of FDR) / Thompson, Conn--- / Victorian paper with effect of burlap" (handwritten)

Pattern No.

1445

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1985.19

Maker

Imperial Wallcoverings (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

19 3/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1098

Places

Thompson (Windham county, Connecticut)
Centerville (New Haven county, Connecticut)
United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Brown

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flower
Tulips
scrolls
imitation textile
tapestry

Period/Style

Art Nouveau