Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1959-1970

GUSN

GUSN-293051

Description

Partial roll of reproduction wallpaper in the "Wheat Damask" pattern by Katzenbach and Warren. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of rosettes topped with rococo scrolling foliage and stylized wheat motifs in the style of a damask textile. Roller-printed to resemble an 18th-century stencil in gold and green on a beige ground. Pattern is based on an early stenciled wallpaper found in a Dorchester, Massachusetts house. Pattern was also reproduced by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. in the 1970s.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Rococo Revival
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Run 1 / Reproduced from a Dorothy S. Waterhouse Document / "Wheat Damasjk" (Printed on right selvedge.)
"Katzenbach and Warren / B/ From the Greenbrook Collection of Related Fabrics and Wallpapers" (Printed on left selvedge.)

Pattern

Wheat Damask

Pattern No.

134 GW 809

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.703
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.704
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.884

Maker

Katzenbach and Warren (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

25 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.868

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Beige

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

damask
wheat
foliage
rosettes

Period/Style

Damask