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Reproduction Wallpaper

2001.281.729 (RS194546)

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Crystal Palace" pattern (#220484) by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a Renaissance Revival pattern featuring repeating cartouches and strapwork. Cartouches enclose floral sprays of roses, peonies and other flowers. Interspersed between strapwork are small sprays of foliage with berries. Printed in tan, blue-green, reds, pink and white on a light green ground. Pattern is an adaptation of an English paper from 1860-1870. Note that another Waterhouse reproduction also bears the name "Crystal Palace" but is not the same pattern. See 2001.281.783.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Crystal Palace / # 220484 / Group N" (Handwritten on back of sample.)
"Crystal Palace / Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc./ Trim" (Printed on right front selvedge)
"Trim" (Printed on left front selvedge)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Renaissance Revival
strapwork
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 x 29 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.729
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289498

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
roses
peonies
berries
cartouches
strapwork
Period/Style
Renaissance Revival
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Crystal Palace
Pattern No.
220484
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 26 5/8 (inches)

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