Wallpaper Sample Book

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1912-1920

GUSN

GUSN-288514

Description

Wallpaper trade catalog or sample book titled "Alfred Peats Prize Wallpaper - New York - Boston - Chicago -- Book 4." Catalog is bound with front and back covers of heavy dark brown paper embossed with rococo scrolls framing a gold quatrefoil shape containing the title. Catalog contains samples of coordinated groupings of ceiling, border, and sidewall wallpapers. Approximately forty groupings are present. Papers include embossed and gilded papers as well as scenic designs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sample books
wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
gilding
Catalog, Trade

Inscription

"Alfred Peats / Prize / Wallpaper / New York Boston Chicago" (Embossed on front cover.)
"Book 4 / Alfred Peats Co. / New York Chicago & Boston" (Printed on first page of book.)
"Sidewall No. 3318 / Exarch 9664 / Moulding to Match. No. 176 6 cts per foot" (Printed on reverse of first sidewall paper. All sidewall papers bear a similar inscription.)

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Alfred Peats Company (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

New York, NY, United States

Dimensions

18 1/4 x 15 1/4 x 1 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.712

Places

United States