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2001.281.754.1-.3 (RS194568)

Description

Three unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Medallion" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a repeating pattern of simple stylized rosettes and is based on a French block-printed wallpaper by Zuber dating from 1820-1830. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.754.1 -- Gray and cream on a taupe ground (#104431); 2001.281.754.2 -- Green, gray and cream on a yellow ground (#104449); and 2001.281.754.3 --Yellow, gold and brown on a cream ground (#104507). Coordinating border paper is "Medallion Border" (2001.281.755.1-.3).

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
". . . rhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Medallion" / From an early Zuber design, with its Acanthus / leaf border, this pattern was used extensively in / elegant homes of the 19th Century. / No. 104431 / $15.00 per single roll / 18 1/2" Wide Trimmed 7" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 2001.281.754.1.)
"Waterhouse / $104507 / $10.50 per roll / border $3.00 per roll" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.754.3 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
reproductions
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 10 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.754.1-.3
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289758
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
medallions
Period/Style
Medallion
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Medallion
State
Repro
Theme
medallions
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 7, print width 18 1/2 (inches)

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