Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1900-1930

GUSN

GUSN-292921

Description

Partial roll of wallpaper with pattern inspired by hand-painted Chinese panels popular in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century in the United States. The wallpaper depicts a single meandering branch with a variety of different blooming flowers. Birds and parrots perch on the branch, butterflies fly among the flowers. Block-printed in two greens, red, two oranges, white, two grays, two blues, black, two yellows and brown on a mottled gray ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Chinoiserie
Wallpaper

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

27 1/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1132

Places

Possibly France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Meandering Branch
Floral
birds
Parrots
Butterflies

Period/Style

Chinoiserie