Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-290101

Description

Four unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Treasure Chest" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has an all-over repeating design of small delicate floral sprigs. Pattern is a reproduction of a block-printed paper dating from 1790-1810. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.773.1 -- Orange on a cream ground (#107635); 2001.281.773.2 -- Green on a cream ground (#107467); and 2001.281.773.3 and .4 -- Light blue on a blue ground with textured paper (#107686).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
embossed wall coverings
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Treasure Chest" / An old New England Deed Box was lined with / this hand-blocked design, suggestive of end papers. / No. 107635 / $10.50 per single roll / 27" Wide Trimmed / 5 3/4" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long." (Printed on back of 2001.281.773.1.)
"Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. / Boston, Massachusetts / "Treasure Chest" / An old New England Deed Box was lined with / this hand-blocked design, suggestive of end papers. / No. 107467 / $10.50 per single roll / 27" Wide Trimmed / 5 3/4" Repeat / A single roll is 5 yards long."
(Printed on back of 2001.281.773.2.)
"#107686" (Written on back of 2001.281.773.3 by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
"Waterhouse / 107686 / $7.50" (Handwritten on back of 2001.281.773.4.)

Pattern

Treasure Chest

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Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707
Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.257
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.709
Title Box lid covered with wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.1202

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

13 1/2 x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.773.1-.4

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

floral sprig

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

floral
sprigs

Period/Style

Sprig