Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1855

GUSN

GUSN-293474

Description

Partial roll of Renaissance Revival floral stripe wallpaper from the Clapp House, Dorchester, Massachusetts. Small climbing vines of multi-colored flowers grows up a gray vertical stripe that runs along the left side of roll. The rest of the roll is printed with gray strapwork and scrolls forming loose medallions draped with floral swags and hanging vines Block-printed in green, mauve, brown, orange, blue and gray on a white polished ground. Straight repeat.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Renaissance Revival
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.93AB

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

21 7/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1189

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Polished

Form

Unused

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral
Swags
Vines
Sprig
Medallion
Stripe
Dot
Strapwork
Scrolls

Period/Style

Renaissance Revival
Floral Stripe