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2001.281.750.1-.9 (RS194554)

Description

Nine unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Han Dynasty" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a dense all-over medallion pattern of squares and circles. Circular motifs contain stylized tigers and phoenixes. Pattern is based on a pre-8th century Chinese brocade fabric. Five colorways are present: 2001.281.750.1 -- orange on a beige ground (#129506); 2001.281.750.2 and .3 -- white on a beige ground (#129463); 2001.281.750.4 and .5 -- metallic silver on a green ground (#129468); 2001.281.750.6 and .7 -- white and gold on a beige ground (#129193); and 2001.281.750.8 and 2001.281.750.9 -- blue on a green ground (#129446).

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"129506" (Handwritten on back 2001.281.750.1.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Han Dynasty" / The original of this design relates to a brocade prior to / the 8th century. The tiger and phoenix, which constitute / the motif, represent two of the four deities in Chinese / tradition.. / No. 129463 / $5.40 per single roll / 26” Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Packed in triple rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.750.2.)
"129463" (Stamped on back of 2001.281.750.3.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Han Dynasty" / The original of this design relates to a brocade prior to / the 8th century. The tiger and phoenix, which constitute / the motif, represent two of the four deities in Chinese / tradition.. / No. 129468 / $5.40 per single roll / 26” Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Packed in triple rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.750.4.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Han Dynasty" / The original of this design relates to a brocade prior to / the 8th century. The tiger and phoenix, which constitute / the motif, represent two of the four deities in Chinese / tradition.. / No. 129193 / $5.40 per single roll / 26” Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Packed in triple rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.750.6.)
"129193" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.750.7.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Han Dynasty" / The original of this design relates to a brocade prior to / the 8th century. The tiger and phoenix, which constitute / the motif, represent two of the four deities in Chinese / tradition.. / No. 129446 / $5.40 per single roll / 26” Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Packed in triple rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.750.8.)
"129446" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.750.9.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Chinoiserie
medallions (ornament areas)
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
2001.281.750.1-.9
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289715
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707 Relationship Pattern contained in sample book.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
medallions
tigers
phoenixes
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Han Dynasty
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 26 (inches)

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