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2001.281.768.1-.4 (RS194660)

Description

Four unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Snuff Box" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has all-over diaper pattern of very simplified small floral rosettes. Four colorways are present: 2001.281.768.1 -- Blue on a green ground (#115019); 2001.281.768.2 -- Orange on a green ground (#115018); 2001.281.768.3 -- Gray on a cream ground (#115467): and 2001.281.768.4 -- Pink on a light pink ground.(#115507). Pattern is based on designs often used to line early snuff boxes. 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 / "Snuff Box" / The early snuff boxes were frequently decorated / with delicate designs such as this. / No. 115059 / $4.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.768.1.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Snuff Box" / The early snuff boxes were frequently decorated / with delicate designs such as this. / No. 115018 / $4.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.768.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Snuff Box" / The early snuff boxes were frequently decorated / with delicate designs such as this. / No. 115467 / $4.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.768.3.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
diaper patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
14 1/4 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.768.1-.4
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290032
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
Period/Style
Diaper Pattern
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Snuff Box
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 19 (inches)

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