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2001.281.862 (RS197321)

Description

Partial roll of reproduction wallpaper in the "General Thayer" pattern by Katzenbach and Warren. Wallpaper has a simple repeating pattern of small circular flowers and squares. Roller-printed in dark red and cream on a mottled red ground. Wallpaper is a reproduction of an American block-printed paper dating from 1780-1810. Remnants of the paper were found on the original sheathing in the General Sylavnus Thayer house in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Pattern was also produced by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc.in the 1970s.

Details

Maker
Katzenbach and Warren (Manufacturer)
Date
1959-1970
Inscriptions
"Katzenbach & Warren / From the Greenbrook Collection of Related Fabrics & Wallpapers" (Printed on left selvedge.)
"Reproduced from a Dorothy S. Waterhouse Document / 132 GW 840 / "General Thayer"" (Printed on left selvedge)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Associated With General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Braintree (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Geometric
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
21 3/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.862
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
292975
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Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
flowers
squares
dots
lozenges
Period/Style
Geometric
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
General Thayer
Pattern No.
132 GW 840
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 2 1/2, repeat width 2 1/2, print width 19 (inches)

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