Fireboard paper with wallpaper borders

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-292909

Description

Fireboard paper framed with floral wallpaper borders and backed with fabric. Removed from board. Printed paper made specifically to cover a fireboard is block-printed with an idyllic scene of three young couples in Edwardian dress punting down a stream. One of the women serenades the group with a guitar. In the distance is a large house. The paper is discolored but appears to be block-printed in greens, browns and white on light blue ground. The fireboard paper is framed by floral boarder edged with rows of bead molding. The borders are block-printed in yellow, tan, brown and gold on blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coverings and hangings for openings
paper (fiber product)
cotton (textile)
block printing (relief printing process)
Fireboard

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

35 3/4 x 53 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1129

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Fireboard

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Decor Motif

Landscape
Boating
Stream
Edwardian
Guitar