Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289758

Description

Three unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Medallion" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a repeating pattern of simple stylized rosettes and is based on a French block-printed wallpaper by Zuber dating from 1820-1830. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.754.1 -- Gray and cream on a taupe ground (#104431); 2001.281.754.2 -- Green, gray and cream on a yellow ground (#104449); and 2001.281.754.3 --Yellow, gold and brown on a cream ground (#104507). Coordinating border paper is "Medallion Border" (2001.281.755.1-.3).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
reproductions
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

". . . rhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Medallion" / From an early Zuber design, with its Acanthus / leaf border, this pattern was used extensively in / elegant homes of the 19th Century. / No. 104431 / $15.00 per single roll / 18 1/2" Wide Trimmed 7" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on back of 2001.281.754.1.)
"Waterhouse / $104507 / $10.50 per roll / border $3.00 per roll" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.754.3 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)

Pattern

Medallion

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

18 3/4 x 10 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.754.1-.3

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.709
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.708
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Border Accession Number 2001.281.755.1-.3

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

medallions

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

medallions

Period/Style

Medallion