Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-290098

Description

Two unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Tea Chest" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has an all-over geometric design of repeating stylized trellis or fretwork motifs. Pattern is based on papers used to line imported tea chests. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.772.1 -- Metallic silver and white (#127468) and 2001.281.772.2 -- Metallic gold and white (#127513).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
metallic pigment
geometric patterns
fretwork
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Tea Chest" / At the time of the famous tea trade, the chests arriving / from the Orient were lined with similar repeat designs. / As reproduced here, it creates a background for Oriental decor. / No. 127468 / $5.40 per singel roll / 19" Wide Trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long." (Printed on back of 2001.281.772.1.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Tea Chest" / At the time of the famous tea trade, the chests arriving / from the Orient were lined with similar repeat designs. / As reproduced here, it creates a background for Oriental decor. / No. 127513 / $5.40 per singel roll / 19" Wide Trimmed / A single roll is 7 yards long." (Printed on the back of 2001.281.772.2.)

Pattern

Tea Chest

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707

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

2001.281.772.1-.2

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

Chinese

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

trellis
fretwork

Period/Style

Geometric