Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289715

Description

Nine unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Han Dynasty" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a dense all-over medallion pattern of squares and circles. Circular motifs contain stylized tigers and phoenixes. Pattern is based on a pre-8th century Chinese brocade fabric. Five colorways are present: 2001.281.750.1 -- orange on a beige ground (#129506); 2001.281.750.2 and .3 -- white on a beige ground (#129463); 2001.281.750.4 and .5 -- metallic silver on a green ground (#129468); 2001.281.750.6 and .7 -- white and gold on a beige ground (#129193); and 2001.281.750.8 and 2001.281.750.9 -- blue on a green ground (#129446).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
medallions (ornament areas)
Chinoiserie
Wallpaper

Inscription

"129506" (Handwritten on back 2001.281.750.1.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Han Dynasty" / The original of this design relates to a brocade prior to / the 8th century. The tiger and phoenix, which constitute / the motif, represent two of the four deities in Chinese / tradition.. / No. 129463 / $5.40 per single roll / 26” Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Packed in triple rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.750.2.)
"129463" (Stamped on back of 2001.281.750.3.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Han Dynasty" / The original of this design relates to a brocade prior to / the 8th century. The tiger and phoenix, which constitute / the motif, represent two of the four deities in Chinese / tradition.. / No. 129468 / $5.40 per single roll / 26” Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Packed in triple rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.750.4.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Han Dynasty" / The original of this design relates to a brocade prior to / the 8th century. The tiger and phoenix, which constitute / the motif, represent two of the four deities in Chinese / tradition.. / No. 129193 / $5.40 per single roll / 26” Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Packed in triple rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.750.6.)
"129193" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.750.7.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Han Dynasty" / The original of this design relates to a brocade prior to / the 8th century. The tiger and phoenix, which constitute / the motif, represent two of the four deities in Chinese / tradition.. / No. 129446 / $5.40 per single roll / 26” Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Packed in triple rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.750.8.)
"129446" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.750.9.)

Pattern

Han Dynasty

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

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

2001.281.750.1-.9

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

medallions
tigers
phoenixes

Period/Style

Medallion