Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1950-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289561

Description

Three unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Flame Stitch" pattern. Wallpaper has an all-over large-scale pattern that imitates flame stitch or bargello needlework. Roller-printed on paper textured to resemble basket-weave fabric. Three colorways are present:\n 2001.281.739.1 -- Red, white and blue on beige ground (#148082); 2001.281.739.2 -- Yellow, chartreuse and lime green on white ground (#148507); and 2001.281.739.3 -- Orange, brown, yellow and white on gray ground (#148576).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
trompe-l'oeil
Bargello work
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Flame Stitch / #148082 / $7.50 / Origianl Late 17th century / Copied from embrodiery stitch" (Handwritten on back of sample 2001.281.739.1 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Flame Stitch / #148507" (Handwritten onback of sample 2001.281.739.2)
"Flame Stitch / #148576 / $7.50 / A favorite pattern used 3 centuries ago by the Dominotiers of France / used for lining books" (Handwirtten on back of sample 2001.281.739.3 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)

Pattern

Flame Stitch

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.874

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

14 3/4 x 22 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.739.1-.3

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flame stitch

Period/Style

Textile