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Reproduction Wallpaper

2001.281.725 (RS194543)

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Brewster" pattern by Katzenbach & Warren. Pattern is part of the Colonial Williamsburg reproduction series. Wallpaper is a floral stripe with three different vertical stripes including foliage, palmette foliage, and floral vines. These three stripes alternate with a narrower stripe of abstract crosshatched lines. Roller-printed in dark green and black on light green ground.

Details

Maker
Katzenbach and Warren (Manufacturer)
Date
1960-1970
Inscriptions
"Brewster / Number: 81 WP 469 (Document Color) / Group C / See Price List at Back of Book / Vinyl Finish - Pre-Trimmed / 20 3/4" Wide - 5 1/4" Repeat / Straight Across Match / A single roll is 7 yds. long / Sold in double rolls only / Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. / Sole licensed manufacturers of Williamsburg Wallpaper / Reproductions and Commemorative Paper Hangings" (Printed on back of sample.)
"Colonial Williamsburg / Has approved this ARTICLE made / under the Supervision and Special / License by the best Manufactury. / All Williamsburg Reproductions bear / the Hallmark of the Licensor as follows: / Wiliamsburg CW Restoration / All of these Pieces are copied from / Articles in the Collections of / Colonial Williamsburg." (Printed on back of sample. Inscription is contained within a rococo cartouche.)
"Return to Dorothy S. Waterhouse / A Waterhouse Documentary -- / I found this design on old pine boards / which were covered over with lathes & plaster / in very early house in Brewster, Mass. / $5.70" (Handwritten on back of sample by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
Location of origin
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Brewster (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Colonial Williamsburg
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 5/8 x 20 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.725
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289418

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
stripes
foliage
palmettes
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Brewster
Pattern No.
81 Wp 469
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 5 1/4, repeat width 20 3/4 (inches)

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