Wallpaper attached to wallboard

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-294037

Description

Two fragments of wallboard covered with orange wallpaper. Wallpaper block-printed with a pattern of interlocking round, square and quatrefoil shaped medallions. Round medallions frame floral sprigs, square medallions frame stylized flowers with eight-pointed star centers, and quatrefoil medallions frame seaweed figures. Block-printed in white and two shade of orange on light orange ground. Multiple cut and wire nails hammered into the boards from the back. Both boards are cut at an angle on one side.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
wallboard
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
metal
medallions (ornament areas)
Wallpaper

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

47 1/2 x 7 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1207

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall fragment

Ground Color

Orange

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flower
Star
Sprig
Sea weed

Period/Style

Medallion