Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-292846

Description

Rolled display sample of yellow floral wallpaper with attached gold flocked borders from Middleboro, Massachusetts. Sidewall paper is block-printed with a large-scale, exotic floral pattern in ochre and metallic gold on polished yellow ground. The borders, affixed at the top and bottom of the sidewall, are printed with multiple stripes of metallic gold and tan and brown flocking.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
flocking
floral patterns
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Elaborate Flocks and Golds / from Middleboro, Mass./ (Delano-) / Decorators papers of the 1880-1910 / era" (handwritten)
"Elaborate [underlined] / Flocks + golds / of 1870-1880 [underlined] / Middleboro, Mass / Delano" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

42 1/2 x 20 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1105

Places

Middleboro (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1106

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Display sample

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers

Period/Style

Floral