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2001.281.735.1-.6 (RS194532)

Description

Six unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Eagle Hill" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. and distributed by Katzenbach and Warren. Wallpaper has all-over pattern of simple stylized floral rosettes alternating with smaller floral sprigs arranged in horizontal rows. Paper is an adaptation of an English block-printed wallpaper dating from 1790-1810 which was found in an old house near Eagle Hill in Bourne, MA. Samples are present in five different colorways: 2001.281.735.1 -- Pale green on cream ground; 2001.281.735.2 -- Orange on brown ground; 2001.281.735.3 -- White on yellow ground; 2001.281.735.4 -- Gold on purple ground with textured paper; and 2001.281.735.5 and .6 -- Green on blue ground with textured paper.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Katzenbach and Warren
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Eagle Hill" / A simple hand-blocked motif, Circa 1800, found / on the wallboards of an old house near Eagle Hill, / in Bourne, Mass. / No. 106335 / $10.50 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 4 1/2" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.735.1.)
"Eagle Hill / Waterhouse Wallhangings Inc. / 420 Boylston Str. Boston, MAss. / Pattern No. Price Per Roll / For custom colors add $1.50 per roll / Minimum custom order. 6 rolls" (Stamped on back of sample 2001.281.735.2.)
"106401 $7.50" and "Original colorway" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.735.2 by Dorothy Waterhouse. 106401 and $7.50 are written in blanks for pattern number and price per roll.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Eagle Hill" / A simple hand-blocked motif, Circa 1800, found / on the wallboards of an old house near Eagle Hill, / in Bourne, Mass. / No. 106686 / $10.50 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 4 1/2" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details."
(Printed on back of sample 2001.281.735.6.)
"The house had practically / fallen down." (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.735.6 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Bourne (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.735.1-.6
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289543
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707 Relationship Pattern included in sample book.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.956.1
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.957.1AB

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
sprigs
rosettes
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Eagle Hill
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 4 1/2, repeat width 4 1/2, print width 26 (inches)

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