Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-292835

Description

Rolled fragment of gilt-figure wallpaper from Edgartown, Massachusetts. Embossed flower and fern bouquet figures spaced at regular intervales between embossed leaf and acorn stripes. Gold leaf applied to embossed areas. Gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
gilding
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

Mrs. George H. Reid / Edgartown / Mass / Mrs. Waterhouse / 313 Commonwealth / Boston / tel - 5368319" (handwritten)
"This pattern might / be sold to this person / [text missing] deals in Wall paper" (written in red pencil, not written by Dorothy Waterhouse)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

25 3/4 x 19 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1099

Places

Edgartown (Martha's Vineyard, Dukes county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral Bouquet
ferns
acorns
stripes

Period/Style

Gilt Figure