Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-290035

Description

Four unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Strawbery Banke Stencil" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a Neoclassical pattern of repeating palmette quatrefoils and oval medallions filled with a stylized floral motif. The quatrefoils and medallions are printed on a background of small geometric motifs composed of four lines arranged at right angles. Interspersed throughout the pattern are wide vertical stripes with a sawtooth pattern. Pattern is based on an American block-printed wallpaper dating from 1815-1825 which was found in two houses at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.769.1 and .2 -- White on a cream ground (#145335); 2001.281.769.3 -- Green on a cream ground (#145635): and 2001.281.769.4 -- White on a gold ground (#145193).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Neoclassical
geometric patterns
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Strawbery Banke Stencil" / This important document was discovered in two / houses during the restoration of Strawbery Banke, / Portsmouth, N.H., indicating it was sold by a local / merchant. Circa 1815. / No. 145335 / $6.00 the single roll Vinyl finished / 21 1/4" Wide Pre-trimmed 21" Repeat / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packaged in double rolls." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.769.1 and .2.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Strawbery Banke Stencil" / This important document was discovered in two / houses during the restoration of Strawbery Banke, / Portsmouth, N.H., indicating it was sold by a local / merchant. Circa 1815. / No. 145635 / $6.00 the single roll Vinyl finished / 21 1/4" Wide Pre-trimmed 21" Repeat / A single roll is 7 yards long. / Packaged in double rolls." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.769.3.)
"Strawbery / Banke / Stencil / Circa 1815 sold by local merchant in / Portsmouth NH / Original colorway." (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.769.4 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)

Pattern

Strawbery Banke Stencil

People and Organizations

Strawbery Banke, Inc.

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

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

2001.281.769.1-.4

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

palmettes
quatrefoils
medallions
flowers
stripes
geometric
sawtooth

Period/Style

NeoClassical