Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-290107

Description

Unused piece of reproduction wallpaper in the "Vassall Adams House" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has an all-over pattern of stylized vases holding flowers and surrounded by floral and folage garlands and swags. Tassels are suspended from swags. Roller-printed in cream and peach on a rust ground. Pattern is a reproduction of a circa 1829 wallpaper chosen by John Quincy Adams for use in the formal sitting room of the Old House, Quincy, MA (now part of the Adams National Historical Park). The 1829 paper was an American adaptation of a Jean-Baptiste Reveillon design.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Pattern

Vassall Adams House

Pattern No.

171575

Associated Person

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Associated With Old House, Quincy, MA (Adams National Historic Park),

People and Organizations

Adams National Historical Park (National Park Service)

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 24 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.774

Places

Quincy (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.963

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Ochre

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
foliage
swags
garlands
tassels

Period/Style

Damask