Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289567

Description

Seven samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Fleurs Naturelles" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale floral and foliage pattern printed to resemble a textile.The wallpaper pattern is based on early wooden block prints found in the circa 1750 Golden Ball Tavern in Weston, MA. Four colorways are present: 2001.281.741.1 -- Blue-gray on a pale blue ground (# 111469); 2001.281.741.2 -- Gold on a salmon ground (# 111683): 2001.281.741.3 and .4 -- Beige on a gold ground (# 111688): and 2001.281.741.5, .6 and .7 -- Gold on a cream ground (# 111886).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"$12.xx / per single roll" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.741.7.)
"Original block for printing this design / found in / Golden Ball Tavern - Weston / Fleur Naturelle" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.741.6 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Fleur Naturelle / Golden Ball Tavern, Weston Mass. / 1750 / Small pieces pasted together. / This flowering arabesque pattern / attributed to Jean Pillement / 1760." (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.741.6 by Dorothy Waterhouse. Following inscription is a hand drawn floor plan of a dining room.)
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Fleurs Naturelles" / Early wooden blocks, found in the Golden Ball / Tavern of Weston, Massachusetts, (Circa 1750) / was the source of this delightful floral design. / No. 111886 / $9.60 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 27" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Page No. 51 / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.741.5.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings Inc. / 420 Boylston St. Boston, MAss. / Pattern No. Price Per Roll / For Custom Colors Add $1.50 Per Roll / Minimum Custom Order. 6 Rolls" (Stamped on back of 2001.281.741.4)
"111688 / $9.60" (Handwritten in blanks for pattern number and price per roll on back of 2001.281.741.4)
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Fleurs Naturelles" / Early wooden blocks, found in the Golden Ball / Tavern of Weston, Massachusetts, (Circa 1750) / was the source of this delightful floral design. / No. 111688 / $9.60 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 27" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.741.3.)
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Fleurs Naturelles" / Early wooden blocks, found in the Golden Ball / Tavern of Weston, Massachusetts, (Circa 1750) / was the source of this delightful floral design. / No. 111683 / $9.60 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 27" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 2001.281.741.2.)
Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Fleurs Naturelles" / Early wooden blocks, found in the Golden Ball / Tavern of Weston, Massachusetts, (Circa 1750) / was the source of this delightful floral design. / No. 111469 / $9.60 per single roll / 26" Wide Trimmed 27" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 2001.281.741.1.)

Pattern

Fleurs Naturelles

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Associated With Golden Ball Tavern,

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

18 3/4 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.741.1-.7

Places

Weston (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
foliage
silk

Period/Style

Floral