Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1960-1970

GUSN

GUSN-292940

Description

Two partial rolls of reproduction wallpaper in the "Braintree Stripe" pattern by Katzenbach and Warren. The wallpaper has vertical stripes composed of six-pointed stars in circles alternating with stripes of a vine with feather-like leaves. Dividing these stripes are stripes with a geometric diamond pattern. Both rolls are roller-printed in gold, white, green and brown on a yellow ground. Pattern is based on a block-printed wallpaper found in the General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace, Braintree, Massachusetts. The original wallpaper was said to have been hung in 1808 to celebrate Thayer's graduation from West Point. \n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
stripes
Wallpaper

Inscription

""Braintree Stripe" / Reproduced from a Dorothy S. Waterhouse Document" (Printed on right selvedge of both.)
"From the Greenbrook Collection of Related Fabrics & Wallpapers / Katzenbach & Warren" (Pritned on left selvedge of both.)

Pattern

Braintree Stripe

Associated Person

Thayer, Sylvanus, 1785-1872
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Associated With Sylvanus Thayer House (Braintree, Mass.),

Maker

Katzenbach and Warren (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

21 7/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.858AB

Places

Braintree (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Yellow

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Use

stripes

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

stripes
stars
feathers
geometric

Period/Style

Stripe