Wallpapered board

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1875-1885

GUSN

GUSN-293803

Description

Fragment of floral stripe wallpaper attached to wallboard from the Captain Josiah Fletcher house, Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Small stripes of diamond-shaped trellis divide alternating stripes of fern branches and stripes of blue flowers. Roller-printed in blue, yellow, two browns and tan on ungrounded paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wallboard
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"This bit of wallpaper on a board / was found in the / 18th c. home of Capt. Josiah / Fletcher of Chelmsford. / With some modernization / the house at 14 Crosby Lane / Chelmsford is in / excellent 18c. condition" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Captain Josiah Fletcher House,

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

10 1/8 x 30 1/2 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1194

Places

Chelmsford (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Probably United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Fern
Flowers
Leaves
Trellis
Diamonds

Period/Style

Floral Stripe