Wallpaper affixed to plaster

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1850

GUSN

GUSN-293878

Description

Three fragments of wallpaper affixed to horse hair plaster from the Carpenter House, Providence, Rhode Island. The wallpaper is roller-printed with a pattern of interlocking, lozenges and quatrefoils in turquois and brown on ungrounded paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
plaster
paper (fiber product)
fibrous plaster
geometric patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Wallpaper from / Carpenter House / 102 Williams St / Prov. R.I. / Started 1820 / Finished 1840" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse on two pieces of memo paper.)
"Dining Room [underlined] / WAINSCOATING" (handwritten)
"Mrs. Louis Fazzano / 102 Williams St / Providence / 02906" (Written by Dorothy Waterhouse on lid of green "Tilden-Thurber, Providence" gift box.)

Associated Person

Fazzano, Louis, Mrs.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Original To Carpenter House, Dining Room

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

7 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1201A-C

Places

Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)
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

Lozenge
Quatrefoild

Period/Style

Geometric