Fireboard Wallpaper and Border

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-292918

Description

Fireboard paper framed with wallpaper border and backed with fabric. The pattern, which has lost most of its pigment, is a large oval medallion with diamond center made up of bands of scrolling lines, scrolling foliate vines, and other geometric shapes. Block-printed in green and white on gray ground. The border paper is mostly lost. It appears to have been a block-printed green and white floral pattern with black pin-dots and gray stripes running along the edges.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Part of old fire board + / small early scraps / from Bass River / Prescott Wild" (handwritten)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.291

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

20 7/8 x 31 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1131

Places

Bass River (Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [river]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Fireboard

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Scrolls
Foliate Vine
Geometric
Diamond

Period/Style

Medallion