Document Folder

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1910-1920

GUSN

GUSN-294175

Description

Handmade folder used to hold family documents. The folder is one of a group of twenty-one created by Olive Percival of Los Angeles, California. This folder's label, handwritten by Percival, indicates it held the late-eighteenth century arithmetic book of her great, great aunt Lydia Percival [Freeman] of Lenox, Massachusetts. The fold is covered with wallpaper with the Arts and Crafts style pattern "Minto," designed by C. F. A. Voysey in 1901. The pattern consists of stylized tulips, daylilies and birds in blue, yellow, orange, purple, green and turquois on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coverings and hangings for documents
folders (containers)
wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
folders (containers)
Arts and Crafts (movement)
Folder, File

Inscription

"The Arithmatic Book of / Lydia Purcival / of Lenox, Mass. / (Shows [illegible] and [illegible] and The Rule of Three)" (Written by Olive Percival.)

Pattern

Minto

Pattern No.

63927

Maker

Percival, Olive, Miss (Maker)
Voysey, Charles Francis Annesley (Designer)
Essex & Co (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Los Angeles, California, United States; England

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

13 x 16 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.1193.1

Places

Los Angeles county (California) [county]
Lenox (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles county, California)
England (United Kingdom) [country]
England

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Handmade file folder cover

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized flowers
Birds
Tulip
Daylily

Period/Style

Arts and Crafts