This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by Lewis Chase Wall Paper Company. It is dated 1907–1915 and we acquired it in 1979. Its medium is machine-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.
This moderately-priced wallpaper, available with a matching frieze, was marketed to middle- and lower-income consumers. The paper would have covered an entire room from ceiling to floor. This is the first time red was used to this extent on wallpaper: the use of a synthetic dye drastically reduced the color’s cost.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Victorian Collectibles.
Its dimensions are
91.5 x 49 cm (36 x 19 5/16 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed in right selvedge (ribbon): "402 Chase Print"
Cite this object as
Sidewall (USA); Manufactured by Lewis Chase Wall Paper Company ; machine-printed paper; 91.5 x 49 cm (36 x 19 5/16 in.); Gift of Victorian Collectibles; 1979-91-588-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.