Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1950-1960

GUSN

GUSN-291135

Description

Cut sample of the reproduction wallpaper "Wellfleet" affixed to paperboard. Pattern designed by Binnie B. Wilson for the Waterhouse Collection produced by the Warner Company, Chicago. Repeating geometric pattern of fleur de lis figures framed by tear-shaped cartouches over background of small fleur de lis figures. Roller-printed in white, gold and two greens on blue ground. The pattern is based on a wallpaper from a house in South Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
geometric patterns
fleur-de-lis (motifs)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"There is matching fabric for this wallpaper / From the Waterhouse / "Wellfleet" / Recreated by Binnie B. Wilson for The / 21428" (Text cut from wallpaper selvedge and pasted to verso of paperboard.)

Pattern

Wellfleet

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Associated With Hinkley House (South Wellfleet, MA),

Maker

Warner Company (Manufacturer)
Wilson, Binnie B. (Designer)

Location of Origin

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Dimensions

13 1/2 x 18 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.821

Places

South Wellfleet (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.511A-C
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.706

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Green

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Fleur de lis
cartouche
medallion

Period/Style

Geometric