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

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707

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