Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289730

Description

Two unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Louise" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc.The primary motif in the pattern depicts two parrots above a basket filled with flowers and fruits. A curving garland is beneath the basket. Smaller stylized flowers separate the main motifs. Background has a repeating small stylized three-pronged sprig motif. Paper has a large vertical border stripe composed of several geometric patterns. Roller-printed in pink, purple, white and green on a mustard yellow ground. Wallpaper is based on a French or American block-printed paper dating from 1810-1830 that was found in the hall of a home near Worcester, Massachusetts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
medallions (ornament areas)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Louise #141447 / $18.xx per single roll / Brought to me by a young man decorator who / asked me to reproduce it name it for his grandmother from / whose home (near worcester, Mass. it came / Louise was the name of the grandmother / Beautiful border as companion" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.751.1 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Trim / Waterho" (Printed on right selvedge of 2001.281.751.1.)

Pattern

Louise

Pattern No.

141117

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.960A-C
Title Transparency of Wallpaper Pattern Accession Number 2001.281.961

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

34 3/4 x 17 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.751.1-.2

Places

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

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

birds
parrots
baskets
flowers
garlands
sprigs
stripes

Period/Style

NeoClassical