Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289460

Description

Three unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Brocatelle" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. and distributed by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. Wallpaper features an all-over Chinoserie floral design of large rococo flowers and foliage. Roller-printed in light yellow and light green on a beige ground. Paper has embossed horizontal ribbed texture.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
Chinoiserie
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Brocatelle" "Discoverd as the covering of a hat box, this paper / is typical of the flower motifs so popular in France / during the 18th Century. / No. 101688 / $15.00 per single roll / "25 1/2" Wide Trimmed 15" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details. " (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.726.1A.)
"!8" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.726.1A where printed price of $15 is scratched out.)
"Katy / 15.00" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.726.1B. "15.00 is written where original prited price has been scratched out.)
"Chinoiserie design / Barnstable" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.726.1C.)

Pattern

Brocatelle

Pattern No.

101688

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.708
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.709
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.726.2

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Katzenbach and Warren (Dealer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

18 3/4 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.726.1A-C

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Beige

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Paper Finish

Embossed

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

floral

Period/Style

Chinoiserie