Wallpaper Dado

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1855-1860

GUSN

GUSN-293236

Description

Partial roll of dado wallpaper. Dado consists of upper border of egg and leaf figures imitating architectural molding, wide dado of panels framed by foliate scrolls dripping jewels and floral swags, and narrow architectural border at the bottom. Block-printed in black, grown, tan, two blues and white on polished white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Alma's Cousin" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Woodward, Mrs.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

22 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1150

Places

Middleton (Essex county, Massachusetts)
France

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Dado

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Architectural Molding
Egg and Leaf
Beads
Jewels
Floral Swags
Trellis

Period/Style

NeoClassical