Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1883

GUSN

GUSN-293296

Description

Rolled fragment of William Morris & Co. wallpaper titled "The Wreath" or "New Ceiling." All-over floral and foliate pattern block-printed in yellows and greens on pale blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
floral patterns
Arts and Crafts (movement)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"William Morris & Co." (printed)
"ORIGINAL WM. MORRIS CO. / CIRCA - 1880-1895 / PLEASE RETURN TO / WATERHOUSE WALLHANGINGS INC. / 99 PAUL SULLIVAN WAY / BOSTON MASS. 02118 / PHONE- (617) 423-7688" (handwritten)

Pattern

The Wreath

Maker

William Morris & Co. (Manufacturer)
Morris, William (Designer)

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

32 x 21 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1165

Date

1883 (First year of production.)

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers and leaves

Period/Style

Arts and Crafts
Floral