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2001.281.731.1-.9 (RS194545)

Description

Nine unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Dandelion Stripe" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a vertical stripe pattern with two alternating stripes. One stripe has highly abstracted dandelion leaves atop two large solid stripes. The other is a highly abstracted eyelet lace motif. Both are roller-printed on a mottled or speckled background. Pattern is based on an American hand-blocked wallpaper found in the parlor of an early house in Contoocook, NH which dates from 1810-1825. Six different colorways are present: 2001.281.731.1 -- Orange, brown, white and gold on a beige ground; 2001.281.730.2 -- Yellow and white on a gold ground; 2001.281.730.3 -- Yellow, white red, and brown on a gold ground; 2001.281.730.4 and .5 -- Green, white and two blues on a beige ground; 2001.281.730.6, .7 and .8 -- Orange, white, brown and black on a blue ground; and 2001.281.730.9 -- Red, white and blue on a beige ground.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Dandleion Stripe #128507 / $5.40" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.731.9)
"128512" (Handwritten on back of sample 200.281.731.8)
"128512 / Run 1" (Stamped on back of sample 2001.281.731.7)
"Dandelion Stripe - Contoocook, N.H." (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.731.5 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Dandelion Stripe / "Hand blocked on small sheets of sturdy rag-pulp paper, this original pattern was hung in the parlor of an early country house in Contoocook, New Hampshire -- Deco- / rated stripes with lace -- and motifs with nature -- have been favorite designs always. / No. 128705 / $5.40 per single roll / 18" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.731.4.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Dandelion Stripe / "Hand blocked on small sheets of sturdy rag-pulp paper, this original pattern was hung in the parlor of an early country house in Contoocook, New Hampshire -- Deco- / rated stripes with lace -- and motifs with nature -- have been favorite designs always. / No. 128518 / $5.40 per single roll / 18" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.731.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Dandelion Stripe / "Hand blocked on small sheets of sturdy rag-pulp paper, this original pattern was hung in the parlor of an early country house in Contoocook, New Hampshire -- Deco- / rated stripes with lace -- and motifs with nature -- have been favorite designs always. / No. 128335 / $5.40 per single roll / 18" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.731.1.)
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Contoocook (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
14 1/2 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.731.1-.9
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289511
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
dandelions
lace
stripes
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Dandelion Stripe
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 3 (inches)

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