Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-290032

Description

Four unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Snuff Box" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has all-over diaper pattern of very simplified small floral rosettes. Four colorways are present: 2001.281.768.1 -- Blue on a green ground (#115019); 2001.281.768.2 -- Orange on a green ground (#115018); 2001.281.768.3 -- Gray on a cream ground (#115467): and 2001.281.768.4 -- Pink on a light pink ground.(#115507). Pattern is based on designs often used to line early snuff boxes. Pattern was also reproduced by Katzenbach and Warren in the 1960s.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
diaper patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Snuff Box" / The early snuff boxes were frequently decorated / with delicate designs such as this. / No. 115059 / $4.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.768.1.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Snuff Box" / The early snuff boxes were frequently decorated / with delicate designs such as this. / No. 115018 / $4.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.768.2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Snuff Box" / The early snuff boxes were frequently decorated / with delicate designs such as this. / No. 115467 / $4.50 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide Pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packed in double rolls." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.768.3.)

Pattern

Snuff Box

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

14 1/4 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.768.1-.4

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers

Period/Style

Diaper Pattern