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2001.281.784.1-.2 (RS194667)

Description

Two unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Early American Stencil" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper had a an all-over design of stylized rosettes, palmettes and medallions arranged in a diamond-shaped grid. Pattern is based on a mid-18th century handpainted stencil found in Dedham, Massachusetts. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.784.1 -- Blue on a white ground; and 2001.281.784.2 -- Yellow on a gold ground. Paper is textured to resemble a basketweave fabric.(#105000).

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Early American Stencil" / From an original hand-painted stencil found in / Dedham, Mass. Dating to mid 18th Century. / No. 105000 / $7.50 per single roll / 28 1/2" Wide Trimmed. 9 ½" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Page No. 28 / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 201.281.784.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangin[gs]" (Pritned on selvedge of 2001.281.784.1.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
embossed wall coverings
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Dedham (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
palmette (motif)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
7 7/8 x 6 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.784.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
290354
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Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.708
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.709

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
rosettes
medallions
stencils
palmettes
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Early American Stencil
State
Repro
Theme
stencil
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 9 1/2, print width 28 1/2 (inches)

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