Wallpaper Sample

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1950-1965

GUSN

GUSN-291234

Description

Retailer's sample of Zuber & Cie wallpaper with diaper pattern. Foliate quatrefoils form diamonds framing stylized flower. Block-printed in blue and white on pink ground. Multiple stamps on the back of the paper for two retailers George & Frances Davison (in black) and Gould Morgan Crosby Furniture (in red) both with the address of 420 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
diaper patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"ZUBER & C IE RIXHEIM Ht RHIN / 2888" (IE and t raised and underlined.)
"2888 RCL" (Stamped twice.)
"GOULD MORGAN CROSBY / FURNATURE / 420 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON MASS." (Address stamp. Stamped three times.)
"AGENTS / George & Frances Davison / 420 Boylston Street / Boston, Mass. / Tel: CO 6-0072" (Address stamp. Stamped three times.)
"4.50" (Probably refers to price per yard.)
"28888LCL" (Pattern number. Written in black marker)

Pattern No.

2888

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Associated With Berkeley Building (Boston, Mass.),

Maker

Zuber & Cie (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Rixheim, France, Alsace

Dimensions

24 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.830

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Rixheim (Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Pink

State

Original

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Stylized Flowers
Foliate
Quatrefoil
Diamonds

Period/Style

Diaper Pattern