Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289578

Description

Five unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "French Tassel" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Pattern has a central motif of a rose-filled basket with adjacent leaf and flower sprays on either side. The basket is printed over two garlands, one of which curves upward; the other curves downward in two pieces with a central drop. Flanking the basket and swags is a vertical rope and tassel motif. The rope and tassel motif is bordered at the outer edge by a wide vertical stripe of leaves printed on a diamond and pindot background. Wallpaper is a reproduction of a French block-printed wallpaper dating from 1810-1825 that was found in the Carter Homestead in Lancaster, MA. Five colorways are present: 2001.281.742.1 -- Green, two pinks and white on a blue ground (# 123437); 2001.281.742.2 -- Green, two pinks and white on a pale blue ground (# 123484);\n 2001.281.742.3 -- Three greens and white on a cream ground (# 123507); 2001.281.742.4 -- Green, gold, brown and white on a light green ground (# 123447); and 2001.281.742.5 -- Three greens and white on a dark green ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"French Tassel $18 per single roll" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.742.5 by Dorothy Waterhouse)
"Union Made / Run No. 1 / Made in U.S.A." (Stamped repeatedly on back of 2001.281.742.5.)
"123447 / $7.50" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.742.4)
"123507 / $7.50" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.742.3)
"123484 / $7.50" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.742.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "French Tassel" / The original was found in a fine old estate in Western / Massachusetts. / No. 123437 / $18.00 per single roll / 23 1/2" Wide Trimmed 14" Repeat / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back on 2001.282.742.1.)

Pattern

French Tassel

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Associated With Carter Homestead,

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

18 3/4 x 22 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.742.1-.5

Places

Lancaster (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1971.168
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.875.1-.2

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

baskets
roses
swags
tassels
sprigs

Period/Style

NeoClassical