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2001.281.830 (RS195324)

Description

Retailer's sample of Zuber & Cie wallpaper with diaper pattern. Foliate quatrefoils form diamonds framing stylized flower. Block-printed in blue and white on pink ground. Multiple stamps on the back of the paper for two retailers George & Frances Davison (in black) and Gould Morgan Crosby Furniture (in red) both with the address of 420 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Details

Maker
Zuber & Cie (Manufacturer)
Date
1950-1965
Inscriptions
"ZUBER & C IE RIXHEIM Ht RHIN / 2888" (IE and t raised and underlined.)
"2888 RCL" (Stamped twice.)
"GOULD MORGAN CROSBY / FURNATURE / 420 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON MASS." (Address stamp. Stamped three times.)
"AGENTS / George & Frances Davison / 420 Boylston Street / Boston, Mass. / Tel: CO 6-0072" (Address stamp. Stamped three times.)
"4.50" (Probably refers to price per yard.)
"28888LCL" (Pattern number. Written in black marker)
Location of origin
Rixheim, France, Alsace
Associated Building
Associated With Berkeley Building (Boston, Mass.).
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Rixheim (Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France)
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
diaper patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
24 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.830
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
291234

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Stylized Flowers
Foliate
Quatrefoil
Diamonds
Period/Style
Diaper Pattern
Form
Unused
Pattern No.
2888
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 2 1/4, repeat width 2, print width 18 1/2 (inches)

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