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2001.281.741.1-.7 (RS194570)

Description

Seven samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Fleurs Naturelles" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale floral and foliage pattern printed to resemble a textile.The wallpaper pattern is based on early wooden block prints found in the circa 1750 Golden Ball Tavern in Weston, MA. Four colorways are present: 2001.281.741.1 -- Blue-gray on a pale blue ground (# 111469); 2001.281.741.2 -- Gold on a salmon ground (# 111683): 2001.281.741.3 and .4 -- Beige on a gold ground (# 111688): and 2001.281.741.5, .6 and .7 -- Gold on a cream ground (# 111886).

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"$12.xx / per single roll" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.741.7.)
"Original block for printing this design / found in / Golden Ball Tavern - Weston / Fleur Naturelle" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.741.6 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Fleur Naturelle / Golden Ball Tavern, Weston Mass. / 1750 / Small pieces pasted together. / This flowering arabesque pattern / attributed to Jean Pillement / 1760." (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.741.6 by Dorothy Waterhouse. Following inscription is a hand drawn floor plan of a dining room.)
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Fleurs Naturelles" / Early wooden blocks, found in the Golden Ball / Tavern of Weston, Massachusetts, (Circa 1750) / was the source of this delightful floral design. / No. 111886 / $9.60 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 27" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Page No. 51 / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.741.5.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings Inc. / 420 Boylston St. Boston, MAss. / Pattern No. Price Per Roll / For Custom Colors Add $1.50 Per Roll / Minimum Custom Order. 6 Rolls" (Stamped on back of 2001.281.741.4)
"111688 / $9.60" (Handwritten in blanks for pattern number and price per roll on back of 2001.281.741.4)
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Fleurs Naturelles" / Early wooden blocks, found in the Golden Ball / Tavern of Weston, Massachusetts, (Circa 1750) / was the source of this delightful floral design. / No. 111688 / $9.60 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 27" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.741.3.)
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Fleurs Naturelles" / Early wooden blocks, found in the Golden Ball / Tavern of Weston, Massachusetts, (Circa 1750) / was the source of this delightful floral design. / No. 111683 / $9.60 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 27" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 2001.281.741.2.)
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Fleurs Naturelles" / Early wooden blocks, found in the Golden Ball / Tavern of Weston, Massachusetts, (Circa 1750) / was the source of this delightful floral design. / No. 111469 / $9.60 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 27" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 2001.281.741.1.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Associated With Golden Ball Tavern.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Weston (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.741.1-.7
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289567
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
foliage
silk
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Fleurs Naturelles
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 27, print width 26 (inches)

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