Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289552

Description

Four unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "East India" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale Chinoiserie scrolling floral and foliage design. Pattern is based on a French block-printed paper dating from 1760-1770. Samples are present in two colorways: 2001.281.736.1 -- #158635 - greens, blue, yellow, orange and black on cream ground; and 2001.281.736.2,.3, and .4 -- #158484 - greens, blues, white, black, orange and red on a light green ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Chinoiserie
scrolling foliage
Wallpaper

Inscription

"East India / 158635 / Reprodcued from / an early glazed cotton" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.736.1 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"East India / #158484 / $7.50 per roll" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.736.2 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"East India / #158484 / 4 /4 (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.736.3)
"East India / 158484"

Pattern

East India

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

35 3/4 x 20 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.736.1-.4

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.873.1-.2

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
foliage

Period/Style

Chinoiserie