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2001.281.743.1-.2 (RS194567)

Description

Two unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "General Samuel McClellan" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale coffered design in imitation of plaster work. Large quatrefoils frame trophies composed of drums, flags, horns, pikes and swords. Pattern is based on an English block-printed wallpaper dating from 1770-1780. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.743.1 -- Black and white on a gray ground (#155947): and 2001.281.743.2 -- Blue and white on a green ground (#155945).

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"So, Woodstock, Conn. 1769 / "General Samueal McClellan" / Original Documentary Coloring / No. 155947 / $7.50 / 155-947 / up" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.743.1 bu Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"General Samuel McClellan / No. 155945 / $7.50 / up" (Handwritten at each end of back of 2001.281.743.2. Bottom inscription has been scratched out.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Associated With General Samuel McClellan House.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
South Woodstock (Windham county, Connecticut)
Descriptive terms
Neoclassical
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
46 1/4 x 21 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.743.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289583
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1985.801
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.876

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
quatrefoils
trophys
drums
horns
flags
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
General Samuel McClellan
State
Repro
Theme
military
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 22 1/2 (inches)

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