Fresco Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1855-1865

GUSN

GUSN-292942

Description

Rolled fragment of frieze or border paper from a fresco set of wallpapers. Together with matching sidewall and dado papers, this upper border would have formed panels imitating elaborate Rococo-style architectural molding. Block-printed in cream, tan and brown with green flocking and gold foil accents. Brush strokes are visible in the light blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

38 1/4 x 20 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1139

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Flocked

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Freize

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Rococo
Scrolls
Acanthus
Architectural Molding
Panels

Period/Style

Fresco paper