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Tracing of a Wallpaper Pattern

2001.281.555.2 (RS194581)

Description

Pencil tracing on tracing paper of Neoclassical wallpaper pattern. The traced wallpaper covers an old trunk from the Woodward House, Waban, Massachusetts (see trunk 2001.281.555.1). The tracing itself was found inside the trunk. The wallpaper pattern is of repeating floral bouquets joined by festoons of ribbons and beads. The tracing paper is taped around paperboard and is stamped on the back "Waterhouse Wallhangings Inc."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1940-1960
Inscriptions
"On 18th century chest / at Waterhouse" (Handwritten)
"WATERHOUSE WALLHANGINGS INC. / 420 BOYLSTON ST. BOSTON, MASS. / PATTERN NO. / PRICE PER ROLL / FOR CUSTOM COLORS ADD $1.50 PER ROLL / MINIMUM CUSTOM ORDER. 6 ROLLS" (stamped)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
tracing paper
Object type
Drafting T&E
Places
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Template, Drafting
templates (shaping tools)
tracing paper
tracings (drawings)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
11 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.555.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
287877
Related Items
Title Wallpaper covered trunk Accession number 2001.281.555.1 Relationship Tracing found inside trunk. Tracing is of wallpaper covering trunk.

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