Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289799

Description

Three unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Petite Pillement" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of flowering tree branches with birds sitting on branches. Interspersed throughout the pattern are vignettes showing Asian scenes including pagodas, footbridges, and people in Asian dress. Pattern is based on the work of 18th-century French artist Jean Pillement. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.761.1 -- Brown on a mustard yellow ground (#149193); 2001.281.761.2 -- Blue on a light blue ground (#149254); and 2001.281.761.3 -- Crimson on a pink ground (#149466).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Chinoiserie
Wallpaper

Inscription

"149193 / top / Petite Pillement / No 149193 / $6.00" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.761.1)
"149-466 / top / Petite Pillement / No 149466 / $6.00" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.761.3)
"top / Petite Pillement / No 149254 / $6.00 / Pillement was excellent painter / & worked esp. for Queen." (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.761.2.)

Pattern

Petite Pillement

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.880

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Pillement, Jean (Artist)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

33 1/8 x 20 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.761.1-.3

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Chinoserie

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
birds
branches
pagodas
people
footbridges

Period/Style

Chinoiserie