Five unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "French Tassel" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Pattern has a central motif of a rose-filled basket with adjacent leaf and flower sprays on either side. The basket is printed over two garlands, one of which curves upward; the other curves downward in two pieces with a central drop. Flanking the basket and swags is a vertical rope and tassel motif. The rope and tassel motif is bordered at the outer edge by a wide vertical stripe of leaves printed on a diamond and pindot background. Wallpaper is a reproduction of a French block-printed wallpaper dating from 1810-1825 that was found in the Carter Homestead in Lancaster, MA. Five colorways are present: 2001.281.742.1 -- Green, two pinks and white on a blue ground (# 123437); 2001.281.742.2 -- Green, two pinks and white on a pale blue ground (# 123484);\n 2001.281.742.3 -- Three greens and white on a cream ground (# 123507); 2001.281.742.4 -- Green, gold, brown and white on a light green ground (# 123447); and 2001.281.742.5 -- Three greens and white on a dark green ground.
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
"French Tassel $18 per single roll" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.742.5 by Dorothy Waterhouse)
"Union Made / Run No. 1 / Made in U.S.A." (Stamped repeatedly on back of 2001.281.742.5.)
"123447 / $7.50" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.742.4)
"123507 / $7.50" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.742.3)
"123484 / $7.50" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.742.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "French Tassel" / The original was found in a fine old estate in Western / Massachusetts. / No. 123437 / $18.00 per single roll / 23 1/2" Wide Trimmed 14" Repeat / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back on 2001.282.742.1.)
- Location of origin
- Boston, Massachusetts, United States
- Associated Building
- Associated With Carter Homestead.
paper (fiber product)
- Object type
- Building Component
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Lancaster (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
- Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
- People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
- 18 3/4 x 22 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bernard Scott
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