Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289474

Description

Five unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Chinoiserie" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pictoral pattern depicting Asian individuals in various landscape scenes. Pattern is based on eighteenth-century designs of French artist Jean Pillement.\n Samples are printed in four different colorways: 2001.281.727.1 -- Gold on beige ground; 2001.281.727.2 -- Silver blue on beige damask printed ground on horizontal ribbed paper; 2001.281.727.3 -- Green on light green ground; 2001.281.727.4 -- Metallic gold on brown ground; and 2001.281.727.5 -- Metallic gold on brown ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Chinoiserie
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Chinoiserie" / During the reign of Louis XV and Louis XVI the tal- / ented artist, Jean Pillement produced striking designs / used in the decoration of choice porcelains, furniture, / fabric and wallhangings. Here are portrayed his scenes / of simple and happy pastimes. / No. 135679 / $12.00 per single roll / 24 1/2" Wide Trimmed 39" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.727.2.)
"Kapco / Walcrest" (Handwrtten on back left corner of sample 2001.281.727.2 by Doroty Waterhouse.)
"Chinoiserie / Original design of Pillement / Louis XV & XVI" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.727.3 by Dorothy Waterhouse)
"Run R / Union Made / Made in U.S.A" (Stamped on back of sample 2001.281.727.3 multiple times.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Chinoiserie" / Dring the reign of Louis XV and Louis XVI the tal- / ented artist, Jean Pillement produced stricking designs / used in the decoration of choice porcelains, furniture, / fabric and wallhangings. Here are protrayed his scenes / of simple and happy pastimes. / No. 135215 / $12.00 per single roll / 24 1/2" Wide Trimmed 39" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.727.4)

Pattern

Chinoiserie

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

15 1/2 x 12 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.727.1-5

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

landscapes
people

Period/Style

Chinoiserie