Second Floor

Second Floor room on the left: A previous owner had removed the wall and floor papers. This room was papered on three occasions. Remnants of a wonderful early cobalt blue paper are present. The cobalt blue paper was printed by Moses Grant (circa 1805-1817 Boston). Moses Grant Jr. Was listed as working in Boston from 1811-1817. It is a quatrefoil diaper pattern and was hung with a narrow 2 ¼” border. I copied the design of the remnants and reproduced the paper that is installed in the room. White and gold were applied to the designs on the blue background. To preserve original wall covering remnants, I lined the walls with foam core board and applied the reproduction paper to the foam core board linings. Borders were originally applied at the juncture of the wall and ceilings in all of the rooms. In the book, WALLPAPERS, by Richard Nylander, on page 58, he illustrated the Salem Stripe (1790-1815) which is similar to the ceiling borders in place in this house. Remnants of a dark blue paper are evident on the floor. The floor papers were removed by a previous owner.