Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289543

Description

Six unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Eagle Hill" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. and distributed by Katzenbach and Warren. Wallpaper has all-over pattern of simple stylized floral rosettes alternating with smaller floral sprigs arranged in horizontal rows. Paper is an adaptation of an English block-printed wallpaper dating from 1790-1810 which was found in an old house near Eagle Hill in Bourne, MA. Samples are present in five different colorways: 2001.281.735.1 -- Pale green on cream ground; 2001.281.735.2 -- Orange on brown ground; 2001.281.735.3 -- White on yellow ground; 2001.281.735.4 -- Gold on purple ground with textured paper; and 2001.281.735.5 and .6 -- Green on blue ground with textured paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Eagle Hill" / A simple hand-blocked motif, Circa 1800, found / on the wallboards of an old house near Eagle Hill, / in Bourne, Mass. / No. 106335 / $10.50 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 4 1/2" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.735.1.)
"Eagle Hill / Waterhouse Wallhangings Inc. / 420 Boylston Str. Boston, MAss. / Pattern No. Price Per Roll / For custom colors add $1.50 per roll / Minimum custom order. 6 rolls" (Stamped on back of sample 2001.281.735.2.)
"106401 $7.50" and "Original colorway" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.735.2 by Dorothy Waterhouse. 106401 and $7.50 are written in blanks for pattern number and price per roll.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Eagle Hill" / A simple hand-blocked motif, Circa 1800, found / on the wallboards of an old house near Eagle Hill, / in Bourne, Mass. / No. 106686 / $10.50 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 4 1/2" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details."\n (Printed on back of sample 2001.281.735.6.)
"The house had practically / fallen down." (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.735.6 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)

Pattern

Eagle Hill

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.956.1
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.957.1AB

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Katzenbach and Warren

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

2001.281.735.1-.6

Places

Bourne (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

sprigs
rosettes