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2001.281.752.1-.4 (RS194569)

Description

Four unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Lowestoft" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of flowering tree branches and leaves. Pattern is based on an earlier paper found in a sea captain's house on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.752.1 -- Blue, pinks, red, white, black, and greens on a metallic silver ground (#133611); 2001.281.752.2 -- Blue, pinks, red, white, black and greens on a cream ground (#133488); 2001.281.752.3 and .4 -- Pinks, orange, and greens on a cream ground textured to feel like silk (#133330).

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Lowestoft" / During the 18th century, the Chinese influence in fields / of art and decorations was greatly felt throughout the / western world. The original of this paper hung in the / home of a sea captain on Cape Cod. / No. 133611 / $18.00 per single roll / 27" Wide Trimmed 19" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." (Printed on back of 2001.281.752.1.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Lowestoft" / During the 18th century, the Chinese influence in fields / of art and decorations was greatly felt throughout the / western world. The original of this paper hung in the / home of a sea captain on Cape Cod. / No. 133488 / $18.00 per single roll / 27" Wide Trimmed 19" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." (Printed on back of 2001.281.752.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Lowestoft" / During the 18th century, the Chinese influence in fields / of art and decorations was greatly felt throughout the / western world. The original of this paper hung in the / home of a sea captain on Cape Cod. / No. 133330 / $18.00 per single roll / 27" Wide Trimmed 19" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." (Printed on back of 2001.281.752.3.)
"Trim / Join / Up / Lowestoft" and "...gings, Inc." (Printed on the left selvedge of 2001.281.752.4)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings Inc. / 420 Boylston St. Boston, Mass. / Pattern No. 133330 Price Per Roll $18.00 / For custom colors add $1.50 per roll / Minimum custom order. 6 rolls" (Printed and handwritten on back of 2001.281.752.4)
"Run B / Union Made / Made in U.S.A." (Stamped on back of 2001.281.752.4.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Cape Cod (Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [peninsula]
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 12 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.752.1-.4
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289743
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707 Relationship Pattern included in sample book.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
branches
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Lowestoft
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 19, print width 27 (inches)

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