Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1930-1940

GUSN

GUSN-293293

Description

Partial roll of reproduction scenery figure wallpaper. Medallion figures frame two pastoral vignettes. One medallion is oval and frames a scene of a male traveler resting against a tree trunk. A woman carrying a child on her back stands nearby. The other medallion is smaller and rectangular. It frames a scene of two seated figures with a house in the background. The medallion elements are roller-printed in cream and white. To the right of the medallion figures is a vertical stripe in the same color and style as the medallions. Floral swags hang from the medallions. The paper is roller-printed in red, cream, white, two blues, blue-green, two greens, black, two pinks and two browns on beige ground. Manufactured by Birge. Pattern number 3840.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
medallions (ornament areas)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"BIRGE - MADE IN U.S.A. 3840 3 / TRIM / TOP [ARROW]" (printed)

Pattern No.

3840

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Birge (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Buffalo, New York, United States

Dimensions

22 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1162

Places

Buffalo (Erie county, New York state)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.457
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.458

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Beige

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

landscape figures
Medallions
Pastoral
Vignettes
Scrolls
Strapwork
Floral Swags
Stripes
Bead and Reel
Acanthus Leaf

Period/Style

Scenery Figure