Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289498

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Crystal Palace" pattern (#220484) by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a Renaissance Revival pattern featuring repeating cartouches and strapwork. Cartouches enclose floral sprays of roses, peonies and other flowers. Interspersed between strapwork are small sprays of foliage with berries. Printed in tan, blue-green, reds, pink and white on a light green ground. Pattern is an adaptation of an English paper from 1860-1870. Note that another Waterhouse reproduction also bears the name "Crystal Palace" but is not the same pattern. See 2001.281.783.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Renaissance Revival
strapwork
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Crystal Palace / # 220484 / Group N" (Handwritten on back of sample.)
"Crystal Palace / Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc./ Trim" (Printed on right front selvedge)
"Trim" (Printed on left front selvedge)

Pattern

Crystal Palace

Pattern No.

220484

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

13 x 29 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.729

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Lt. Green

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

roses
peonies
berries
cartouches
strapwork

Period/Style

Renaissance Revival