Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289804

Description

Six unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Pillement" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of flowering tree branches and leaves. Interspersed throughout the leaves are vignettes depicting Asian scenes including pagodas and people in Asian dress. Pattern is based on the work of 18th-century French artist Jean Pillement. Three distinct colorways are present: 2001.281.762.1 -- multicolor on a green ground (#100329); 2001.281.762.2 and .3 -- multicolor on a cream gorund. 2001.281.762.4-.6 are very dirty and stained; original ground colors are difficult to determine.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Chinoiserie
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Pillement" / A Chinoiserie design created in the famous studio / by the artist Pillement, Circa 1770. / No. 100329 / $19.50 per single roll / 28 1/2" Wide Trimmed 44" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long. / Also available in custom colors. / See inside back cover for details." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.762.1.)
"Run L / Union Made / Made in / U.S.A." (Stamped on back of 2001.281.762.1")

Pattern

Pillement

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.708
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.709

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.762.1-.6

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

chinoiserie

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
branches
pagodas
people

Period/Style

Chinoiserie