Wallpaper attached to wallboard

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-294113

Description

Wallpaper attached to wallboard from Brookline Village, Brookline, Massachusetts. Two layers of wallpaper affixed to a rough board with tongue and groove joint on left side, hand-wrought door latch hardware, and cut nails. Only small areas of the first layer of wallpaper are visible. The paper has a pattern of scrolling medallions, honeycomb and floral sprigs on pin dots. The paper, dating between 1830-1840, is block-printed in green and blue on an undetermined ground. The top layer of wallpaper, dating between 1850-1860, is printed with a floral stripe pattern featuring large conical flowers, scrolls, and delicate hanging ivy bordered to the right by a vertical geometric figure and pin stripe. Block-printed in red, gray, and green on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Brookline Village / Old house now gone / Site of current Brook / House" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

64 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1208

Date

1850-1860 (Date of top layer of wallpaper)

Places

Brookline (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Scrolls

Period/Style

Floral Stripe