Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-292876

Description

Rolled fragment of unused floral medallion wallpaper from the William H. Greeley homestead, Gloucester, Maine. See object file for letter written by Dorothy Waterhouse to Bernard Scott describing her visit to the Greeley house in 1979.Floral medallions are formed by white and light green rose bouquets printed held by scrolling acanthus leaves framed by metallic gold foliate vines and c-scrolls and white and green rose swags. Also areas of diamond strapwork. Roller-printed in white, two light greens, olive, tan and metallic gold on cream ground. Manufactured by the Robert Graves Company, pattern number 7942RA. Matching frieze paper is 2001.281.1116.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"7942 R A / THE ROBERT GRAVES CO. / IIX" (printed)

Pattern No.

7942RA

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

26 1/4 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1117

Places

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

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1116

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Rose bouquets
Rose swags
foliage vines
acanthus leaves
strapwork
c-scrolls

Period/Style

Floral Medallion