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2001.281.763.1-.5 (RS194657)

Description

Five unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Pineapple Damask" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of abstract pineapples enclosed in diamonds made of scrolls, lines and rosettes. Pattern is based on an early American stencil design. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.763.1 -- Green on a light green ground (#140484); 2001.281.763.2 and .3 -- Cream on a light beige ground (#140506); and 2001.281.763.4 and .5 -- Green on a cream ground (#140507). Pattern was also reproduced by Katzenbach and Warren in the 1960s.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Pineapple Damask" / The gracious Georgian symbol of hospitality, framed in / a stencil design of early American origin. / No. 140484 / $7.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed 21 ¾" Repeat / A single roll is 8 yards long. Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.763.1)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Pineapple Damask" / The gracious Georgian symbol of hospitality, framed in / a stencil design of early American origin. / No. 140506 / $7.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed 21 ¾" Repeat / A single roll is 8 yards long. Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.763.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Pineapple Damask" / The gracious Georgian symbol of hospitality, framed in / a stencil design of early American origin. / No. 140506 / $7.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed 21 ¾" Repeat / A single roll is 8 yards long. Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.763.3.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Pineapple Damask" / The gracious Georgian symbol of hospitality, framed in / a stencil design of early American origin. / No. 140507 / $7.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed 21 ¾" Repeat / A single roll is 8 yards long. Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.763.4.)
"Pineapple Damask / #140507 / $7.50" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.763.5.)
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)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
17 5/16 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.763.1-.5
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
289817
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.705
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
pineapples
diamonds
rosettes
Period/Style
Damask
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Pineapple Damask
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 21 3/4, print width 19 1/2 (inches)

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