Fireboard paper with wallpaper border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-292915

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 a domestic scene of a family outside a country home, men on horseback ride in the background. The scene is framed by tree branches above and farm and household implements below. Block-printed in two browns, white and peach on brown ground. The fireboard paper is framed by floral wallpaper borders block-printed in browns, tans and green on gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Fireboard Mid-19th century - House on Beacon Hill Boston" / "Basement" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

33 x 44 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1130

Places

Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Fireboard

Ground Color

Brown

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Domestic scene
Family
Horses
Riding horses
Farm equipment
Household items
Trophies