Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1950-1960

GUSN

GUSN-292906

Description

Three partial rolls of reproduction wallpaper in the "Acanthus" pattern designed by Binnie B. Wilson for the Waterhouse Collection manufactured by The Warner Company, Chicago. Wallpaper has a large scale pattern of a grid of squares formed by acanthus leaves. Each square contains a vignette of birds with fruit perched on a horizontal perch with a cascading garland swag. Pattern is based on a block-printed English paper dating from the 1790s that was found in a home in Phillipston, MA. Roller-printed. Three colorways are present: 2001.281.840.1-- Two pinks, two greens, and brown on a blue ground (#23214); 2001.281.840.2 -- Two blue-greens, two yellows, and brown on a khaki green ground (#23213); and 2001.281.840.3 -- Two pinks, green, gray and brown on a gray ground (#23211).

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
acanthus (motif)
Wallpaper

Inscription

"23123" (Handwritten on verso of 2001.281.840.2.)

Pattern

Acanthus

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.710

Maker

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

Location of Origin

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

20 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.840.1-.3

Places

Phillipston (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

birds
fruit
acanthus
swags

Period/Style

NeoClassical