Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1950-1965

GUSN

GUSN-290427

Description

Unused sample of reproduction wallpaper in the "Chelmsford" pattern (#75043) by W. J. Galligan & Sons, Corp. Wallpaper has large eight-sided medallions, each enclosing a stylized flower with buds and leaves. Medallions are separated by a grid of rosette and palmette motifs. Roller-printed in pinks on a cream ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
medallions (ornament areas)
palmette (motif)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"W. J. Galligan & Sons, Corp. / Top" and " Chelmsford / Run 3 / Join" (Printed on the left and right selvedges, respectively.)
"W/ J. Galligan & Sons Corp. / Roller Prints / Grove Street Adams, Mass. / Pattern No. 75043 / Price 3.50" (Stamped on back with pattern umber and price handwritten.)
"Return to / Devon Service / 420 Boylston St / Boston, Mass." (Stamped on back.)

Pattern

Chelmsford

Pattern No.

75043

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

W. J. Galligan & Sons, Corp. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Adams, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

17 1/2 x 21 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.800

Places

Adams (Berkshire 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

medallions
palmettes
rosettes
flowers

Period/Style

Floral Medallion