Tracing of a Wallpaper Pattern

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1940-1960

GUSN

GUSN-287877

Description

Pencil tracing on tracing paper of Neoclassical wallpaper pattern. The traced wallpaper covers an old trunk from the Woodward House, Waban, Massachusetts (see trunk 2001.281.555.1). The tracing itself was found inside the trunk. The wallpaper pattern is of repeating floral bouquets joined by festoons of ribbons and beads. The tracing paper is taped around paperboard and is stamped on the back "Waterhouse Wallhangings Inc."

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
tracing paper
templates (shaping tools)
tracing paper
tracings (drawings)
Template, Drafting

Inscription

"On 18th century chest / at Waterhouse" (Handwritten)
"WATERHOUSE WALLHANGINGS INC. / 420 BOYLSTON ST. BOSTON, MASS. / PATTERN NO. / PRICE PER ROLL / FOR CUSTOM COLORS ADD $1.50 PER ROLL / MINIMUM CUSTOM ORDER. 6 ROLLS" (stamped)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper covered trunk Accession Number 2001.281.555.1

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Drafting T&E

Dimensions

11 x 8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.555.2

Places

Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)