Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-289817

Description

Five unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Pineapple Damask" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of abstract pineapples enclosed in diamonds made of scrolls, lines and rosettes. Pattern is based on an early American stencil design. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.763.1 -- Green on a light green ground (#140484); 2001.281.763.2 and .3 -- Cream on a light beige ground (#140506); and 2001.281.763.4 and .5 -- Green on a cream ground (#140507). Pattern was also reproduced by Katzenbach and Warren in the 1960s.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Pineapple Damask" / The gracious Georgian symbol of hospitality, framed in / a stencil design of early American origin. / No. 140484 / $7.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed 21 ¾" Repeat / A single roll is 8 yards long. Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.763.1)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Pineapple Damask" / The gracious Georgian symbol of hospitality, framed in / a stencil design of early American origin. / No. 140506 / $7.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed 21 ¾" Repeat / A single roll is 8 yards long. Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.763.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Pineapple Damask" / The gracious Georgian symbol of hospitality, framed in / a stencil design of early American origin. / No. 140506 / $7.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed 21 ¾" Repeat / A single roll is 8 yards long. Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.763.3.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Pineapple Damask" / The gracious Georgian symbol of hospitality, framed in / a stencil design of early American origin. / No. 140507 / $7.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed 21 ¾" Repeat / A single roll is 8 yards long. Packed in double rolls." (Printed on back of 2001.281.763.4.)
"Pineapple Damask / #140507 / $7.50" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.763.5.)

Pattern

Pineapple Damask

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.705
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

17 5/16 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.763.1-.5

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

pineapples
diamonds
rosettes

Period/Style

Damask