Wallpaper attached to wallboard

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-293962

Description

Wallpaper attached to a wallboard from Reading, Massachusetts. One side of the board appears to be stained or painted red. The same side is covered with wallpaper block-printed with small red floral sprigs on a white moiré background on ungrounded paper. The other side of the board is unpainted with some small fragments of green printed wallpaper affixed to it. A molded metal clothing hook is screwed to the same side of the board and a wire nail is also present.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wallboard
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
metal
moiré
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Reading / Cahill" (handwritten)

Associated Person

Cahill, Natalie
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

55 x 12 3/4 x 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1204

Date

1840-1850 (Date of sprig and moiré wallpaper.)

Places

Reading (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.479

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

moiré
floral sprigs

Period/Style

Sprig