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2001.281.745.1-.5 (RS194566)

Description

Five unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Gore Place" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. and distributed by Katzenbach and Warren. Wallpaper has an all-over pattern of flowers including roses and morning glories. Flowers and trailing foliage are outlined by several rows of very small pindots. Pattern is based on block-printed French wallpaper dating from 1780-1810 that was hung in the oval dining room at Gore Place in Waltham, Massachusetts. Four colorways are present: 2001.281.745.1 and .2 -- Blue, greens, peach, pink, white and black on a dark beige ground (#139506); 2001.281.745.3 and .4 -- Blues, greens, pinks, white and brown on a metallic silver ground (#139159): and 2001.281.745.5 -- Blues, greens, peach, pinks, yellows and white on a cream ground (#139635).\n

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Katzenbach and Warren
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Gore Place" / This lovely floral vine pattern was ordered from France / to grace the oval dining room of the mansion built by / Governor Gore in Waltham, Mass, in 1805. / No. 139506 / $9.00 per single roll / 18 3/4" Wide Pre-trimmed 19” repeat / A single roll is 8 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.745.1.)
""Gore Place" / #139506 / In the oval dining room" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.745.2)
"139159" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.745.3)
"Gore Place / #139635 / $7.50" and "139635" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.745.5.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Associated With Gore Place (Waltham, Mass.), Dining Room.
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.745.1-.5
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289653
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707 Relationship Pattern included in sample book.
Title Photograph Accession number 2001.281.746
Title Proof Accession number 2001.281.747
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.877.1-.3

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
roses
morning glories
flowers
pin dots
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Gore Place
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 19 (inches)

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