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2001.281.758.1-.3 (RS194557)

Description

Three unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Norwell Stripe" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a pattern of vertical stripes of various geometric designs. The left stripe and right stripes have small dots, a wavy line, and a solid line flanking either side of a column of rosettes. The central stripe has a column of diamonds composed of dots which is flanked on both sides with a scrolling motif and a solid line. Pattern is based on an American block-printed wallpaper dating from 1810-1820. Source paper had been found in a Norwell, Massachusetts home under many layers of other wallpapers. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.758.1 -- Peach on a beige ground (#108463); and 2001.281.758.2 and .3 -- Dark brown on a rust ground on a textured paper (#108686).

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Original colorway circa 1800" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.758.1 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Norwell Stripe" / Hand-blocked on old rag pulp paper, the original pattern was found under many layers of paper in / an old house in Norwell, Masachusetts. / No. 108686 / $10.50 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed / 5 1/2" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." (Printed on back of 2001.281.758.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Norwell Stripe" / Hand-blocked on old rag pulp paper, the original pattern was found under many layers of paper in / an old house in Norwell, Masachusetts. / No. 108686 / $7.50 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed / 5 1/2" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. Page no. 25 / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 2001.281.758.3. Price was later scratched out.)
"$10.50" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.758.3 where printed price has been scratched out.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Norwell (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
geometric patterns
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
15 1/2 x 14 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.758.1-.3
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289774
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
stripes
rosettes
dots
lines
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Norwell Stripe
State
Repro
Theme
geometric
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 5 1/2, print width 26 (inches)

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