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2001.281.762.1-.6 (RS194662)

Description

Six unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Pillement" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of flowering tree branches and leaves. Interspersed throughout the leaves are vignettes depicting Asian scenes including pagodas and people in Asian dress. Pattern is based on the work of 18th-century French artist Jean Pillement. Three distinct colorways are present: 2001.281.762.1 -- multicolor on a green ground (#100329); 2001.281.762.2 and .3 -- multicolor on a cream gorund. 2001.281.762.4-.6 are very dirty and stained; original ground colors are difficult to determine.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Pillement" / A Chinoiserie design created in the famous studio / by the artist Pillement, Circa 1770. / No. 100329 / $19.50 per single roll / 28 1/2" Wide Trimmed 44" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.762.1.)
"Run L / Union Made / Made in / U.S.A." (Stamped on back of 2001.281.762.1")
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Chinoiserie
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.762.1-.6
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289804
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Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707
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Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.709

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
branches
pagodas
people
Period/Style
Chinoiserie
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Pillement
State
Repro
Theme
chinoiserie
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 44, print width 28 1/2 (inches)

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