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2001.281.759.1-.7 (RS194558)

Description

Seven unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Nye Homestead" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a pattern of undulating vines with leaves and berries alternating with a geometric diamond stripe. Pattern is based on an American block-printed wallpaper dating from 1790-1810. Fragments of the original paper were found under lathes and plaster of the mid-eighteenth-century Nye Homestead in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Five colorways are present: 2001.281.759.1 -- Cream on a dark blue ground (#118496); 2001.281.759.2 -- Cream on a beige ground; 2001.281.759.3 -- Light gray on a gray ground; 2001.281.759.4 and .5 -- Yellow on a glossy white ground (#118205); and 2001.281.759.6 and .7 -- Chartreuse on a light yellow ground (#118342). The paper on 2001.281.759.4-.7 has been textured to imitate a slubbed silk fabric.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Little Rock - Arkansas / Unsed in restoration of an 1895 house in Little Rock Ark which was / given to the city by a wealthy man to represent an early house of Little Rock. / I tried to disuade the doneo - but no - he mailed it used! / Found in Sandwich under / lathes & plaster." (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.759.3 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings Inc. / 420 Boylston St. Boston, Mass. / Pattern No. 118342 Price Per Roll $8.40 / For Custom Colors Add $1.50 Per Roll / Minimum Custom Order. 6 Rolls." (Stamped on back of 2001.281.759.6. Price and pattern number are handwritten in blue ink.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Nye Homestead" / Fragments of this original design were discovered be- / neath lathes and plaster when restoring the beautiful / Nye Homestead, Sandwich, Massachusetts, (built in the / mid-1700's). / No. 118205 / $8.40 per single roll / 26 "” Wide Trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 2001.281.759.4.)
"Kapco / Imperial Stock" (Handwirtten on back of 2001.281.759.4.)
"Union Made / Made in / U.S.S. / Run N" (Stamped on back of 2001.281.759.4.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Nye Homestead" / Fragments of this original design were discovered be- / neath lathes and plaster when restoring the beautiful / Nye Homestead, Sandwich, Massachusetts, (built in the / mid-1700's). / No. 118496/ $12.00 per single roll / 26 ½" Wide Trimmed 5" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 2001281.759.1.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Nye Homestead" / Fragments of this original design were discovered be- / neath lathes and plaster when restoring the beautiful / Nye Homestead, Sandwich, Massachusetts, (built in the / mid-1700's). / No. 118205 / $12.00 per single roll / 26 ½" Wide Trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details."
(Printed on the back of 2001.281.759.5.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Nye Homestead" / Fragments of this original design were discovered be- / neath lathes and plaster when restoring the beautiful / Nye Homestead, Sandwich, Massachusetts, (built in the / mid-1700's). / No. 118342 / $12.00 per single roll / 26 ½" Wide Trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details."
(Printed on the back of 2001.281.759.7.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Associated With Nye Homestead.
Material
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Sandwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
geometric patterns
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.759.1-.7
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289776
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707 Relationship Pattern included in sample book.
Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.495 Relationship Original wallpaper
Title Wallpaper Accession number 1923.313

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
stripes
vines
diamonds
Period/Style
Floral Stripe
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Nye Homestead
Pattern No.
118025 118342
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 26 1/2 (inches)

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