Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1960-1970

GUSN

GUSN-290126

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Winterberry" pattern manufactured by Katzenbach and Warren under license from Colonial Williamsburg. Wallpaper has a stripe pattern with alternating stripes of dots, stylized leaves, and geometric motifs. Printed in red and blue on a cream ground. Pattern is based on an American block-printed wallpaper dating from 1810-1820 that was found in a Melrose, Massachusetts home.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
stripes
geometric patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Return to Dorothy S. Waterhouse / - A Waterhouse Documentary / from very early house / in Melrose Mass." (Handwritten on back by Dorothy Waterhouse.)
$5.70 per single roll / KAtzenbach and Warren, Inc. / 155 East 56th Street / New York, N. Y. 10022" (Stamped on back.)
"Winterberry / Number: 84 WP 169 / Group C / See Price List at Back of Book / Vinyl Finish - Pre-Trimmed / 22" Wide - 5 1/4" Repeat / Straight Across Match / A single roll is 6 yds. long / Sold in double rolls only / Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. / Sole licensed manufacturers of Williamsburg Wallpaper / Reproductions and Commemorative Paper Hangings / Page No. 13" (Printed on back.)
"Colonial Williamsburg / has approved this article made / ,..." (Rococo cartouche printed on back enclosing lengthy legend regarding licensing of reproduction.)

Pattern

Winterberry

Pattern No.

8W WP 169

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Katzenbach and Warren (Manufacturer)
Colonial Williamsburg (Licensor)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

16 1/4 x 19 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.778

Places

Melrose (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

stripes
dots
leaves
geometric

Period/Style

Stripe