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2001.281.721 (RS194539)

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Bissell House" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings. Wallpaper has circular medallions with eight leaves arranged in alternating rows on a background of pindots. Roller-printed in blue and light gray on a cream ground. Pattern is based on a roller-printed paper from 1850-1860 which is probably English in origin.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1990
Inscriptions
"Up Join Trim" (Pritned on left selvedge of front.)
" "Bissell House" / The original paper was found backing a mounted piece / of fine embroidery. / It is now displayed in the Bissell / House, one of the outstanding historic houses in St. / Louis, Mo. / No. 134635 / $12.00 per single roll / 26 3/4" Wide Trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of sample.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Associated With Bissell House.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
North Saint Louis (St. Louis Indep. City, Missouri)
Descriptive terms
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Bissell, Daniel, Gen., 1768-1833
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
14 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.721
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289046
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Tracing Accession number 2001.281.887AB

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
medallions
pindots
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Bissell House
Pattern No.
134635
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 3 1/4, repeat width 3 1/4 (inches)

Comments

"Bissell House" Wallpaper in North Andover, MA #

AvatarPosted by Patricia Robak on November 7, 2015
This wallpaper is on the back "servants' stairs" hallway in our 1692-1750-1830-1875-1915- 1970s? (estimated dates of renovations/remodelings) Bridges-Stevens House in North Andover, MA. Would you like a photo of it, in situ?

installed wallpaper #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on November 9, 2015
Thank you for your comment, Ms. Robak.
We would most definitely like an image of this wallpaper installed in your home. We will put the copy in the object's record file. Can you email the image to: collections@historicnewengland.org
Thank you so much.
Sincerely,
Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager