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Reproduction Wallpaper

2001.281.739.1-.3 (RS194544)

Description

Three unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Flame Stitch" pattern. Wallpaper has an all-over large-scale pattern that imitates flame stitch or bargello needlework. Roller-printed on paper textured to resemble basket-weave fabric. Three colorways are present:\n 2001.281.739.1 -- Red, white and blue on beige ground (#148082); 2001.281.739.2 -- Yellow, chartreuse and lime green on white ground (#148507); and 2001.281.739.3 -- Orange, brown, yellow and white on gray ground (#148576).

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1950-1980
Inscriptions
"Flame Stitch / #148082 / $7.50 / Origianl Late 17th century / Copied from embrodiery stitch" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.739.1 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Flame Stitch / #148507" (Handwritten onback of sample 2001.281.739.2)
"Flame Stitch / #148576 / $7.50 / A favorite pattern used 3 centuries ago by the Dominotiers of France / used for lining books" (Handwirtten on back of sample 2001.281.739.3 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Bargello work
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
trompe-l'oeil
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
14 3/4 x 22 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.739.1-.3
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289561
Related Items
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.874

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flame stitch
Period/Style
Textile
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Flame Stitch
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 15 1/2 (inches)

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