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Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Brewster" pattern by Katzenbach & Warren. Pattern is part of the Colonial Williamsburg reproduction series. Wallpaper is a floral stripe with three different vertical stripes including foliage, palmette foliage, and floral vines. These three stripes alternate with a narrower stripe of abstract crosshatched lines. Roller-printed in dark green and black on light green ground.
paper (fiber product)
"Brewster / Number: 81 WP 469 (Document Color) / Group C / See Price List at Back of Book / Vinyl Finish - Pre-Trimmed / 20 3/4" Wide - 5 1/4" Repeat / Straight Across Match / A single roll is 7 yds. long / Sold in double rolls only / Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. / Sole licensed manufacturers of Williamsburg Wallpaper / Reproductions and Commemorative Paper Hangings" (Printed on back of sample.)
"Colonial Williamsburg / Has approved this ARTICLE made / under the Supervision and Special / License by the best Manufactury. / All Williamsburg Reproductions bear / the Hallmark of the Licensor as follows: / Wiliamsburg CW Restoration / All of these Pieces are copied from / Articles in the Collections of / Colonial Williamsburg." (Printed on back of sample. Inscription is contained within a rococo cartouche.)
"Return to Dorothy S. Waterhouse / A Waterhouse Documentary -- / I found this design on old pine boards / which were covered over with lathes & plaster / in very early house in Brewster, Mass. / $5.70" (Handwritten on back of sample by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
81 Wp 469
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Katzenbach and Warren (Manufacturer)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
18 5/8 x 20 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Brewster (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)