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2001.281.840.1-.3 (RS196902)

Description

Three partial rolls of reproduction wallpaper in the "Acanthus" pattern designed by Binnie B. Wilson for the Waterhouse Collection manufactured by The Warner Company, Chicago. Wallpaper has a large scale pattern of a grid of squares formed by acanthus leaves. Each square contains a vignette of birds with fruit perched on a horizontal perch with a cascading garland swag. Pattern is based on a block-printed English paper dating from the 1790s that was found in a home in Phillipston, MA. Roller-printed. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.840.1-- Two pinks, two greens, and brown on a blue ground (#23214); 2001.281.840.2 -- Two blue-greens, two yellows, and brown on a khaki green ground (#23213); and 2001.281.840.3 -- Two pinks, green, gray and brown on a gray ground (#23211).

Details

Maker
Warner Company (Manufacturer)
Wilson, Binnie B. (Designer)
Date
1950-1960
Inscriptions
"23123" (Handwritten on verso of 2001.281.840.2.)
Location of origin
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)
Phillipston (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
acanthus (motif)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
20 1/2 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.840.1-.3
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292906
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Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.710

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
birds
fruit
acanthus
swags
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
Acanthus
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 21, repeat width 20 1/2, print width 20 1/2 (inches)

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