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Reproduction Wallpaper

2001.281.778 (RS194664)

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Winterberry" pattern manufactured by Katzenbach and Warren under license from Colonial Williamsburg. Wallpaper has a stripe pattern with alternating stripes of dots, stylized leaves, and geometric motifs. Printed in red and blue on a cream ground. Pattern is based on an American block-printed wallpaper dating from 1810-1820 that was found in a Melrose, Massachusetts home.

Details

Maker
Katzenbach and Warren (Manufacturer)
Colonial Williamsburg (Licensor)
Date
1960-1970
Inscriptions
"Return to Dorothy S. Waterhouse / - A Waterhouse Documentary / from very early house / in Melrose Mass." (Handwritten on back by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
$5.70 per single roll / KAtzenbach and Warren, Inc. / 155 East 56th Street / New York, N. Y. 10022" (Stamped on back.)
"Winterberry / Number: 84 WP 169 / Group C / See Price List at Back of Book / Vinyl Finish - Pre-Trimmed / 22" Wide - 5 1/4" Repeat / Straight Across Match / A single roll is 6 yds. long / Sold in double rolls only / Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. / Sole licensed manufacturers of Williamsburg Wallpaper / Reproductions and Commemorative Paper Hangings / Page No. 13" (Printed on back.)
"Colonial Williamsburg / has approved this article made / ,..." (Rococo cartouche printed on back enclosing lengthy legend regarding licensing of reproduction.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Melrose (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
geometric patterns
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
16 1/4 x 19 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.778
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290126

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
stripes
dots
leaves
geometric
Period/Style
Stripe
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Winterberry
Pattern No.
8W WP 169
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 5 1/4 (inches)

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