Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1980-1990

GUSN

GUSN-290367

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper frieze in the "Watkins Glen Frieze" pattern manufactured by Bradbury & Bradbury as part of their "In the Dresser Tradition" roomset. Wallpaper has a highly abstracted repeating lotus flower motif bordered on the top and bottom by a row of circles between two horizontal stripes. Screen-printed in metallic gold, metallic bronze, green, black and mauve. Pattern is derived from an English or American roller-printed paper from 1875-1890 based on a Christopher Dresser design.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
screen printing
metallic pigment
Aesthetic Movement
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers / Watkins" (Printed on the bottom selvedge)
"Watkins Glen Frieze / Color Code: WGF - 401 / Price Code: S" and "Handprinted by / Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpapers / Box 155 / Benecia, California 94510 / (707) 746-1900" (Stamped on back.)

Pattern

Watkins Glen Frieze

Pattern No.

WGF

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Bradbury & Bradbury (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

29 1/2 x 11 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.789

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Screen Print

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Freize

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

lotuses
circles
stripes

Period/Style

Aesthetic