Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289743

Description

Four unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Lowestoft" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of flowering tree branches and leaves. Pattern is based on an earlier paper found in a sea captain's house on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.752.1 -- Blue, pinks, red, white, black, and greens on a metallic silver ground (#133611); 2001.281.752.2 -- Blue, pinks, red, white, black and greens on a cream ground (#133488); 2001.281.752.3 and .4 -- Pinks, orange, and greens on a cream ground textured to feel like silk (#133330).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
metallic pigment
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Lowestoft" / During the 18th century, the Chinese influence in fields / of art and decorations was greatly felt throughout the / western world. The original of this paper hung in the / home of a sea captain on Cape Cod. / No. 133611 / $18.00 per single roll / 27" Wide Trimmed 19" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." (Printed on back of 2001.281.752.1.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Lowestoft" / During the 18th century, the Chinese influence in fields / of art and decorations was greatly felt throughout the / western world. The original of this paper hung in the / home of a sea captain on Cape Cod. / No. 133488 / $18.00 per single roll / 27" Wide Trimmed 19" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." (Printed on back of 2001.281.752.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Lowestoft" / During the 18th century, the Chinese influence in fields / of art and decorations was greatly felt throughout the / western world. The original of this paper hung in the / home of a sea captain on Cape Cod. / No. 133330 / $18.00 per single roll / 27" Wide Trimmed 19" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." (Printed on back of 2001.281.752.3.)
"Trim / Join / Up / Lowestoft" and "...gings, Inc." (Printed on the left selvedge of 2001.281.752.4)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings Inc. / 420 Boylston St. Boston, Mass. / Pattern No. 133330 Price Per Roll $18.00 / For custom colors add $1.50 per roll / Minimum custom order. 6 rolls" (Printed and handwritten on back of 2001.281.752.4)
"Run B / Union Made / Made in U.S.A." (Stamped on back of 2001.281.752.4.)

Pattern

Lowestoft

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

18 3/4 x 12 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.752.1-.4

Places

Cape Cod (Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [peninsula]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
branches

Period/Style

Floral