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2001.281.751.1-.2 (RS194555)

Description

Two unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Louise" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc.The primary motif in the pattern depicts two parrots above a basket filled with flowers and fruits. A curving garland is beneath the basket. Smaller stylized flowers separate the main motifs. Background has a repeating small stylized three-pronged sprig motif. Paper has a large vertical border stripe composed of several geometric patterns. Roller-printed in pink, purple, white and green on a mustard yellow ground. Wallpaper is based on a French or American block-printed paper dating from 1810-1830 that was found in the hall of a home near Worcester, Massachusetts.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Louise #141447 / $18.xx per single roll / Brought to me by a young man decorator who / asked me to reproduce it name it for his grandmother from / whose home (near worcester, Mass. it came / Louise was the name of the grandmother / Beautiful border as companion" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.751.1 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Trim / Waterho" (Printed on right selvedge of 2001.281.751.1.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Worcester (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
medallions (ornament areas)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
34 3/4 x 17 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.751.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289730
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Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707 Relationship Pattern included in sample book.
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Title Transparency of Wallpaper Pattern Accession number 2001.281.961

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
birds
parrots
baskets
flowers
garlands
sprigs
stripes
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Louise
Pattern No.
141117
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 22, print width 28 (inches)

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