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2001.281.772.1-.2 (RS194675)

Description

Two unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Tea Chest" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has an all-over geometric design of repeating stylized trellis or fretwork motifs. Pattern is based on papers used to line imported tea chests. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.772.1 -- Metallic silver and white (#127468) and 2001.281.772.2 -- Metallic gold and white (#127513).

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Tea Chest" / At the time of the famous tea trade, the chests arriving / from the Orient were lined with similar repeat designs. / As reproduced here, it creates a background for Oriental decor. / No. 127468 / $5.40 per singel roll / 19" Wide Trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long." (Printed on back of 2001.281.772.1.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Tea Chest" / At the time of the famous tea trade, the chests arriving / from the Orient were lined with similar repeat designs. / As reproduced here, it creates a background for Oriental decor. / No. 127513 / $5.40 per singel roll / 19" Wide Trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.772.2.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
fretwork
geometric patterns
metallic pigment
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.772.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290098
Related Items
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
trellis
fretwork
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Tea Chest
State
Repro
Theme
Chinese
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: print width 19 (inches)

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