Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1960-1970

GUSN

GUSN-290026

Description

Three unused pieces of reproduction wallpaper in the "Provincetown Geometric" pattern by The Warner Company. Wallpaper has an all-over repeating pattern of Gothic-style quatrefoils within latched diamond-shaped medallions. Roller-printed. Pattern is based on a wallpaper found in a sea captain's home in Provincetown, MA. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.765.1 -- Blue and metallic gold on a cream ground; 2001.281.765.2 -- Salmon and metallic gold on a cream ground; and 2001.281.765.3 -- Cream and brown on a light green ground. Sample 2001.281.765.3 has been attached to piece of buff paper and has tape on the back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
medallions (ornament areas)
geometric patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Provincetown Geomet / Sidewall No. 45094 / Price per single roll $3.45 / PLASTIC BONDED / PRECISION TRIMMED FOR EASY HANGING - / 7 yards per single roll / CORRELATED HAND PRINTED FAB / No. 55094 / 42 INCHES WIDE / VAT DYED" (Printed on back of 2001.281.765.2. Sample has been cut, partially removing part of printing.)
"Join / The Warner Co." and "Join / Top / Join" (Printed on selvedges of 2001.281.765.3.)
" "Provincetown" / Geometric / Hexter Co. / 7/40 / 1714" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.765.3.)
"Apr 2 65 / Waterh" and "ul 16 65 / Wat" (Two small labels with stamped dates and handwritten notes affixed to back of 2001.281.765.3.)

Pattern

Provincetown Geometric

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.706
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.710

Maker

Warner Company (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

9 x 3 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.765.1-.3

Places

Provincetown (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

quatrefoils
diamonds
medallions

Period/Style

Geometric
Diaper Pattern