Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-292855

Description

Rolled fragment of gilt-figure wallpaper from the parlor of the William H. Greeley Homestead, New Gloucester, Maine. Wallpaper is first layer of two. Second layer is still affixed over this paper. See 2001.281.1111, unused fragment of same paper. Pattern of diamond-shaped figures with foliate scrolls and flowers decorating upper points and hanging bell flowers and swags of beads decorating bottom point. Figures are embossed and gilded with gold leaf. The paper is roller-printed with a small-scale dot-and-dash pattern in gray on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
gilding
embossed wall coverings
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Original To William H. Greeley Homestead, Parlor

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1111
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1112.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

29 x 18 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1112.1

Places

New Gloucester (Cumberland county, Maine)

Wallpaper Details

Design Technique

Gilt

Form

Wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Diamond
foliate scrolls
stylized flowers
bell flowers
beads
swags

Period/Style

Gilt Figure