"King Ahasuerus" wallpaper on Board

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1785-1800

GUSN

GUSN-49627

Description

Sheathing board with fragment of "King Ahasuerus," a pillar and arch wallpaper. Board is whitewashed on opposite side. See 1978.159B for matching paper removed from board. Paper depicts a man seated on throne with a domed top, under a large arch with egg and dart molding. Block printed in tans, black, and white. 42" repeat.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
boards (flat objects)
sheathing
wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
whitewashing (coating)
Lumber
Board
Unidentified Paper
Board

Pattern

King Ahasuerus

Additional Identification Number

A815

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Title "King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper Accession Number 1978.159B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Components; Construction Materials

Dimensions

72 x 18 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harrison Black

Accession Number

1978.159A

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Tan

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Pillar & Arch