Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1960-1970

GUSN

GUSN-289418

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
stripes
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"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.)

Pattern

Brewster

Pattern No.

81 Wp 469

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

People and Organizations

Colonial Williamsburg

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Katzenbach and Warren (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Dimensions

18 5/8 x 20 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.725

Places

Brewster (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Green

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

stripes
foliage
palmettes

Period/Style

Floral Stripe