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

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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)

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

flowers
branches

Period/Style

Floral