Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1960-1980

GUSN

GUSN-290089

Description

Two unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Tapestry Floral" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has an all-over design of stylized flowers and foliage in imitation of a tapestry or other textile. Pattern is based on a wallpaper found in the Cotuit, MA house that belonged to sea captain Alvin C. Burlingame (1820-1854). Two colorways are present: 2001.281.771.1-- Pink and metallic silver on a pink ground (#130829); and 2001.281.771.2 -- Cream on a blue ground. Pattern was also reproduced by Katzenbach and Warren.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

""Tapestry Floral" / In the old house built by Alvan Burlingame, an early sea / captain on Cape Cod, in Cotuit, MAssachusetts, this pat- / tern was discovered underneath a layer of plaster and / lathes. The beauty of this pattern is enhanced by the / fraceful abundane of old-fashioned flowers, so beloved / by all. / (not avaialable to special color) / No. 130829 / $5.40 per single roll / 19 1/2" Wide pre-trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.771.1.)

Pattern

Tapestry Floral

Associated Building

Alvin C. Burlingame House (Cotuit, MA),

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Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.703
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Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.867
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.883

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

13 5/8 x 14 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.771.1-.2

Places

Cotuit (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

floral

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

tapestry
floral

Period/Style

Floral