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2001.281.771.1-.2 (RS194659)

Description

Two unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Tapestry Floral" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has an all-over design of stylized flowers and foliage in imitation of a tapestry or other textile. Pattern is based on a wallpaper found in the Cotuit, MA house that belonged to sea captain Alvin C. Burlingame (1820-1854). Two colorways are present: 2001.281.771.1-- Pink and metallic silver on a pink ground (#130829); and 2001.281.771.2 -- Cream on a blue ground. Pattern was also reproduced by Katzenbach and Warren.

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1960-1980
Inscriptions
""Tapestry Floral" / In the old house built by Alvan Burlingame, an early sea / captain on Cape Cod, in Cotuit, MAssachusetts, this pat- / tern was discovered underneath a layer of plaster and / lathes. The beauty of this pattern is enhanced by the / fraceful abundane of old-fashioned flowers, so beloved / by all. / (not avaialable to special color) / No. 130829 / $5.40 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.771.1.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Alvin C. Burlingame House (Cotuit, MA).
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Cotuit (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Burlingame, Alvin C., 1820-1854
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 5/8 x 14 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.771.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290089
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
tapestry
floral
Period/Style
Floral
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Tapestry Floral
State
Repro
Theme
floral
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 15.5/8, print width 19 1/2 (inches)

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