Sarah Orne Jewett House

Sarah’s Room Wallpaper

The block-printed wallpaper in Sarah’s room was made in France or the United States between 1885-1890 and is one that Sarah and Mary had installed around the time they moved into the house. The design of leaves, scrolls, and fleurs-de-lis was printed on a textured paper to give the effect of a textile. The decorative pattern is actually the ground color of the paper with the darker olive printed on top.