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2001.281.773.1-.4 (RS194671)

Description

Four unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Treasure Chest" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has an all-over repeating design of small delicate floral sprigs. Pattern is a reproduction of a block-printed paper dating from 1790-1810. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.773.1 -- Orange on a cream ground (#107635); 2001.281.773.2 -- Green on a cream ground (#107467); and 2001.281.773.3 and .4 -- Light blue on a blue ground with textured paper (#107686).

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Treasure Chest" / An old New England Deed Box was lined with / this hand-blocked design, suggestive of end papers. / No. 107635 / $10.50 per single roll / 27" Wide Trimmed / 5 3/4" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." (Printed on back of 2001.281.773.1.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Treasure Chest" / An old New England Deed Box was lined with / this hand-blocked design, suggestive of end papers. / No. 107467 / $10.50 per single roll / 27" Wide Trimmed / 5 3/4" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long."
(Printed on back of 2001.281.773.2.)
"#107686" (Written on back of 2001.281.773.3 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Waterhouse / 107686 / $7.50" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.773.4.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
13 1/2 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.773.1-.4
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290101
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
floral
sprigs
Period/Style
Sprig
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Treasure Chest
State
Repro
Theme
floral sprig
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 5 3/4, print width 27 (inches)

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