Wallpapered board

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-293809

Description

Fragment of wallpaper on narrow piece of board from the ell of the Jared Coffin House, Edgartown, Massachusetts. Wallpaper appears to be a landscape or scenery figure paper. One vignette, partially visible, is of a person riding a goat. Block-printed in black, white, orange and brown on gray ground. The fragment of wood is painted green on the back and yellow on one side. A carved out area and screw holes on the side of the board indicate the fragment once included a hinge and may have been part of a door.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wood (plant material)
Wallpaper

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Jared Coffin House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

20 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1197

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall fragment

Ground Color

Grey

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Scrolls
Boys
Goat

Period/Style

Scenery Figure