Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289748

Description

Three unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Madame de Pompadour" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has an all-over pattern of flower-filled baskets, rococo flowers and scrolls. Also present are straw hats, rakes and hoes. Pattern is based on a French brocade textile. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.753.1 -- White and gray on a metallic beige ground (#110488); and 2001.281.753.2 and .3 -- Cream and pink on a dark pink ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Madame de Pompadour" / Reproduced from a delicate French satin brocade, / this design suggests the interest in rural life in the / Court of Louis XV. / No. 110488 / $15.00 per single roll / 26 ¼" Wide Trimmed 17" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 2001.281.753.1.)
"Madame de Pompadour" (Printed on bottom edge of 2001.281.753.3.)

Pattern

Madame de Pompadour

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

2001.281.753.1-.3

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

pastoral

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
ribbons
scrolls
straw hats
rakes
hoes

Period/Style

Floral