Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1845-1855

GUSN

GUSN-49804

Description

Wallpaper (A) and border (B) fragments from the hall of the Lakeman Johnson House, circa 1840. Wallpaper (A) is a landscape scenary paper with harbor scene and irise sky framed by Gothic cartouches entwined with red roses and blue morning glories, printed on white polished ground. Straight repeat. See 1971.210 for another sample of the same paper. Fragment (B) is a matching border with column and entwined flowers like those found on the wallpaper. Printed in the same colors: gray, white, brown, blue, pink and green.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Wallpaper

Associated Building

Original To Lakeman-Johnson House Main House, Front Hall

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1971.210
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1948.730

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1980.201AB

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Design Technique

Irise

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

White

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Floral
flowers
column
harbor
cartouches
rose
morning glory
boats

Period/Style

Gothic Revival