Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289511

Description

Nine unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Dandelion Stripe" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a vertical stripe pattern with two alternating stripes. One stripe has highly abstracted dandelion leaves atop two large solid stripes. The other is a highly abstracted eyelet lace motif. Both are roller-printed on a mottled or speckled background. Pattern is based on an American hand-blocked wallpaper found in the parlor of an early house in Contoocook, NH which dates from 1810-1825. Six different colorways are present: 2001.281.731.1 -- Orange, brown, white and gold on a beige ground; 2001.281.730.2 -- Yellow and white on a gold ground; 2001.281.730.3 -- Yellow, white red, and brown on a gold ground; 2001.281.730.4 and .5 -- Green, white and two blues on a beige ground; 2001.281.730.6, .7 and .8 -- Orange, white, brown and black on a blue ground; and 2001.281.730.9 -- Red, white and blue on a beige ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Dandleion Stripe #128507 / $5.40" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.731.9)
"128512" (Handwritten on back of sample 200.281.731.8)
"128512 / Run 1" (Stamped on back of sample 2001.281.731.7)
"Dandelion Stripe - Contoocook, N.H." (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.731.5 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Dandelion Stripe / "Hand blocked on small sheets of sturdy rag-pulp paper, this original pattern was hung in the parlor of an early country house in Contoocook, New Hampshire -- Deco- / rated stripes with lace -- and motifs with nature -- have been favorite designs always. / No. 128705 / $5.40 per single roll / 18" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.731.4.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Dandelion Stripe / "Hand blocked on small sheets of sturdy rag-pulp paper, this original pattern was hung in the parlor of an early country house in Contoocook, New Hampshire -- Deco- / rated stripes with lace -- and motifs with nature -- have been favorite designs always. / No. 128518 / $5.40 per single roll / 18" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.731.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Dandelion Stripe / "Hand blocked on small sheets of sturdy rag-pulp paper, this original pattern was hung in the parlor of an early country house in Contoocook, New Hampshire -- Deco- / rated stripes with lace -- and motifs with nature -- have been favorite designs always. / No. 128335 / $5.40 per single roll / 18" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.731.1.)

Pattern

Dandelion Stripe

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Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.859
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.731.1-.9

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

14 1/2 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.731.1-.9

Places

Contoocook (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

dandelions
lace
stripes

Period/Style

Floral Stripe