Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1960-1980

GUSN

GUSN-291080

Description

Two unused samples of reproduction wallpaper in the "Lyre Bird" pattern by F. Schumacher & Company manufactured as part of their Hobe Erwin Editions line. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of peacock-like birds sitting on flowering tree branches. Neoclassical lyres are arranged around the branches. Background is filled with a highly stylized vine of trailing foliage and berries. Roller-printed. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.815.1 -- Pinks, greens and blue on an ivory ground (#891-1), and 2001.281.815.2 -- Greens, yellows, gold and brown on a cream ground (#891-3).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Neoclassical
scrolling foliage
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Run 1/ Hobe Erwin Editions, 891-1 / Trim / Join / Run 1" and "Top / Trim / Join" (Printed on left and right selvedges, respectively, of 2001.281.815.1.)
"Schumacher's / "Lyre Bird" / No. 891-1 - White / width 22", 18 3/4", repeat / $4.50 per single roll / F. Schumacher & Co. / New York" (Printed on back of 2001.281.815.1.)
"Run 1 / Hobe Erwin Editions, 891-3 / Trim / Join / Run 1" and "Top / Trim / Join" (Printed on left and right selvedges, respectively, of 2001.281.815.2.)
"Schumacher's / "Lyre Bird" / No. 891-3 - Ivory / width 22", 18 3/4", repeat / $4.50 per single roll / F. Schumacher & Co. / New York" (Printed on back of 2001281.815.2.)

Pattern

Lyre Bird

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

F. Schumacher & Company (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.815.1-.2

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

peacocks
lyres
branches