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2001.281.742.1-.5 (RS194562)

Description

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.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"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.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Lancaster (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 22 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.742.1-.5
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289578
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1971.168 Relationship Original 1971.168; reproduction 2001.281.742.1-.5.
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707 Relationship Pattern included in sample book.
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.875.1-.2

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
baskets
roses
swags
tassels
sprigs
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
French Tassel
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 14, print width 22 1/2 (inches)

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