Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1959-1970

GUSN

GUSN-292975

Description

Partial roll of reproduction wallpaper in the "General Thayer" pattern by Katzenbach and Warren. Wallpaper has a simple repeating pattern of small circular flowers and squares. Roller-printed in dark red and cream on a mottled red ground. Wallpaper is a reproduction of an American block-printed paper dating from 1780-1810. Remnants of the paper were found on the original sheathing in the General Sylavnus Thayer house in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Pattern was also produced by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc.in the 1970s.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Geometric
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Katzenbach & Warren / From the Greenbrook Collection of Related Fabrics & Wallpapers" (Printed on left selvedge.)
"Reproduced from a Dorothy S. Waterhouse Document / 132 GW 840 / "General Thayer"" (Printed on left selvedge)

Pattern

General Thayer

Pattern No.

132 GW 840

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Associated Building

Associated With General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace,

Maker

Katzenbach and Warren (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

21 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.862

Places

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

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Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.708
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.709
Title Textile Remnant "General Thayer" Accession Number 2001.281.1241

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Red

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
squares
dots
lozenges

Period/Style

Geometric