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2001.281.765.1-.3 (RS194682)

Description

Three unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Provincetown Geometric" pattern by The Warner Company. Wallpaper has an all-over repeating pattern of Gothic-style quatrefoils within latched diamond-shaped medallions. Roller-printed. Pattern is based on a wallpaper found in a sea captain's home in Provincetown, MA. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.765.1 -- Blue and metallic gold on a cream ground; 2001.281.765.2 -- Salmon and metallic gold on a cream ground; and 2001.281.765.3 -- Cream and brown on a light green ground. Sample 2001.281.765.3 has been attached to piece of buff paper and has tape on the back.

Details

Maker
Warner Company (Manufacturer)
Date
1960-1970
Inscriptions
"Provincetown Geomet / Sidewall No. 45094 / Price per single roll $3.45 / PLASTIC BONDED / PRECISION TRIMMED FOR EASY HANGING - / 7 yards per single roll / CORRELATED HAND PRINTED FAB / No. 55094 / 42 INCHES WIDE / VAT DYED" (Printed on back of 2001.281.765.2. Sample has been cut, partially removing part of printing.)
"Join / The Warner Co." and "Join / Top / Join" (Printed on selvedges of 2001.281.765.3.)
" "Provincetown" / Geometric / Hexter Co. / 7/40 / 1714" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.765.3.)
"Apr 2 65 / Waterh" and "ul 16 65 / Wat" (Two small labels with stamped dates and handwritten notes affixed to back of 2001.281.765.3.)
Location of origin
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)
Provincetown (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
geometric patterns
medallions (ornament areas)
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
9 x 3 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.765.1-.3
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290026
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Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.706
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.710

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
quatrefoils
diamonds
medallions
Period/Style
Geometric
Diaper Pattern
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Provincetown Geometric
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill

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