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Reproduction Wallpaper

2001.281.766 (RS194673)

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Robbin's House" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has all-over geometric pattern of overlapping fans with frothy edges. Pattern is a reproduction of a block-printed paper dating from 1790-1815 that was found in a Nantucket, MA house. The house has no known relationship to the Robbins family. Original paper was probably American in origin.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Join / Up" and "Up / Join / "Robbin's House" / Waterhous" (Printed on left and right selvedges, respectively.)
"Group I. / "Robbins House" circa 1810 / #213840 / May be custom printed in 3 colors" (Handwritten on back by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / 99 Paul Sullivan Way / Boston, Massachusetts 02118 / (617) 423-7688" (Printed on a 1" by 3 1/2" label affixed to back.)
"213840 / R842" (Handwritten on back.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Nantucket (Nantucket Island, Nantucket county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
geometric patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
21 x 29 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.766
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290028

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
fans
circles
froth
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Robbin's House
Pattern No.
213840
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 9 1/4, print width 27 5/8 (inches)

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