Wallpaper Frieze

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-292875

Description

Rolled fragment of unused wide border or frieze wallpaper from the William H. Greeley Homestead, Gloucester, Maine. Floral medallions are formed by rose bouquets printed in light greens in held by scrolling acanthus leaves framed by metallic gold foliate vines and c-scrolls. Also areas of diamond strapwork and light green rose swags. Roller-printed in white, two light greens, olive, gray, tan and metallic gold on cream ground. Manufactured by the Robert Graves Company, pattern number 6942RA.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"6942 R A / THE ROBERT GRAVES CO. / VII" (printed)
"These are other Victorian papers used in the / Wm. Greeley house in New Gloucester, Maine" (handwritten)

Pattern No.

6942 R A

Associated Person

Greeley, Mr.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To William H. Greeley Homestead,

Maker

Robert Graves Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

37 1/2 x 19 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1116

Places

New Gloucester (Cumberland county, Maine)
New York City (New York state)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1117

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Freize

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Rose
Bouquets
foliage swags
Rose swags
acanthus scrolls
c-scrolls
strapwork

Period/Style

Floral Medallion