Wallpaper attached to wallboard

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1835-1845

GUSN

GUSN-294011

Description

Wallpaper attached to wallboard from East Sandwich, Massachusetts. Wallpaper block-printed in green with a large-scale meandering floral vine pattern on ungrounded, handmade paper. Board is painted blue-gray on back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wallboard
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"E. Sandwich Mass" (handwritten)
"Old paper from / Herman Thomas house / 1740? / Water St./ Sandwich" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

46 1/2 x 13 1/4 x 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1206

Date

1835-1845 (Date of wallpaper)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall fragment

Ground Color

Ungrounded

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral vine

Period/Style

Floral Trail