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2001.281.727.1-5 (RS194540)

Description

Five unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Chinoiserie" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pictoral pattern depicting Asian individuals in various landscape scenes. Pattern is based on eighteenth-century designs of French artist Jean Pillement.\n Samples are printed in four different colorways: 2001.281.727.1 -- Gold on beige ground; 2001.281.727.2 -- Silver blue on beige damask printed ground on horizontal ribbed paper; 2001.281.727.3 -- Green on light green ground; 2001.281.727.4 -- Metallic gold on brown ground; and 2001.281.727.5 -- Metallic gold on brown ground.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Chinoiserie" / During the reign of Louis XV and Louis XVI the tal- / ented artist, Jean Pillement produced striking designs / used in the decoration of choice porcelains, furniture, / fabric and wallhangings. Here are portrayed his scenes / of simple and happy pastimes. / No. 135679 / $12.00 per single roll / 24 1/2" Wide Trimmed 39" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.727.2.)
"Kapco / Walcrest" (Handwrtten on back left corner of sample 2001.281.727.2 by Doroty Waterhouse.)
"Chinoiserie / Original design of Pillement / Louis XV & XVI" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.727.3 by Dorothy Waterhouse)
"Run R / Union Made / Made in U.S.A" (Stamped on back of sample 2001.281.727.3 multiple times.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Chinoiserie" / Dring the reign of Louis XV and Louis XVI the tal- / ented artist, Jean Pillement produced stricking designs / used in the decoration of choice porcelains, furniture, / fabric and wallhangings. Here are protrayed his scenes / of simple and happy pastimes. / No. 135215 / $12.00 per single roll / 24 1/2" Wide Trimmed 39" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.727.4)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Chinoiserie
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
15 1/2 x 12 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.727.1-5
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289474
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707 Relationship Pettern is included in sample book.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
landscapes
people
Period/Style
Chinoiserie
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Chinoiserie
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 39, repeat width 24 1/2 (inches)

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