Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-292847

Description

Fragment of a display sample of blue floral wallpaper with attached gold flocked border from Middleboro, Massachusetts. Sidewall paper is block-printed with a large-scale, exotic floral pattern in blue and metallic gold on polished light blue ground. The border, affixed at the top of the sidewall fragment, is 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" (Found with four other wallpaper fragments in a paper bag. Note written on 2001.281.1105)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1105

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

16 x 20 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1106

Places

Middleboro (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Display sample

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers

Period/Style

Floral