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2001.281.753.1-.3 (RS194561)

Description

Three unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Madame de Pompadour" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has an all-over pattern of flower-filled baskets, rococo flowers and scrolls. Also present are straw hats, rakes and hoes. Pattern is based on a French brocade textile. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.753.1 -- White and gray on a metallic beige ground (#110488); and 2001.281.753.2 and .3 -- Cream and pink on a dark pink ground.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Madame de Pompadour" / Reproduced from a delicate French satin brocade, / this design suggests the interest in rural life in the / Court of Louis XV. / No. 110488 / $15.00 per single roll / 26 ¼" Wide Trimmed 17" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 2001.281.753.1.)
"Madame de Pompadour" (Printed on bottom edge of 2001.281.753.3.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk 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
2001.281.753.1-.3
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289748
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
ribbons
scrolls
straw hats
rakes
hoes
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Madame de Pompadour
State
Repro
Theme
pastoral
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 17, print width 26 1/4 (inches)

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