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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).
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
"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.)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
14 3/4 x 22 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.874