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2001.281.875.1-.2 (RS197372)

Description

Two partial rolls of reproduction wallpaper in the "French Tassel" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Pattern has a central motif of a rose-filled basket with adjacent leaf and flower sprays on either side. The basket is printed over two garlands, one of which curves upward; the other curves downward in two pieces with a central drop. Flanking the basket and swags is a vertical rope and tassel motif. The rope and tassel motif is bordered at the outer edge by a wide vertical stripe of leaves printed on a diamond and pindot background. Wallpaper is a reproduction of a French block-printed wallpaper dating from 1810-1825 that was found in the Carter Homestead in Lancaster, MA. Roller-printed. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.875.1 -- Green, two pinks and white on a blue ground (# 123437), and 2001.281.875.2 -- Three greens on a cream ground (# 123507).\n

Details

Maker
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
1970-1980
Inscriptions
"French Tassel / #124037 - $7.50 per roll" (Handwritten on verso of 2001.281.875.1.)
"French Tassel / #123507 - $7.50 per roll" (Handwritten on veso of 2001.281.875.2.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Associated With Carter Homestead.
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Lancaster (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
21 1/4 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.875.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
293106
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Title Wallpaper Accession number 1971.168
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.742.1-.5
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession number 2001.281.707

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Machine Printed
Decor Motif
baskets
roses
swags
tassels
sprigs
Period/Style
NeoClassical
Form
Unused
Pattern Name
French Tassel
State
Repro
Paper Type
Machine Made
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 14 (inches)

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