Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-290028

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Robbin's House" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has all-over geometric pattern of overlapping fans with frothy edges. Pattern is a reproduction of a block-printed paper dating from 1790-1815 that was found in a Nantucket, MA house. The house has no known relationship to the Robbins family. Original paper was probably American in origin.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
geometric patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Join / Up" and "Up / Join / "Robbin's House" / Waterhous" (Printed on left and right selvedges, respectively.)
"Group I. / "Robbins House" circa 1810 / #213840 / May be custom printed in 3 colors" (Handwritten on back by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / 99 Paul Sullivan Way / Boston, Massachusetts 02118 / (617) 423-7688" (Printed on a 1" by 3 1/2" label affixed to back.)
"213840 / R842" (Handwritten on back.)

Pattern

Robbin's House

Pattern No.

213840

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

21 x 29 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.766

Places

Nantucket (Nantucket Island, Nantucket county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Taupe

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

fans
circles
froth

Period/Style

Geometric