Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-293106

Description

Two partial rolls of reproduction wallpaper in the "French Tassel" pattern by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Pattern has a central motif of a rose-filled basket with adjacent leaf and flower sprays on either side. The basket is printed over two garlands, one of which curves upward; the other curves downward in two pieces with a central drop. Flanking the basket and swags is a vertical rope and tassel motif. The rope and tassel motif is bordered at the outer edge by a wide vertical stripe of leaves printed on a diamond and pindot background. Wallpaper is a reproduction of a French block-printed wallpaper dating from 1810-1825 that was found in the Carter Homestead in Lancaster, MA. Roller-printed. Two colorways are present: 2001.281.875.1 -- Green, two pinks and white on a blue ground (# 123437), and 2001.281.875.2 -- Three greens on a cream ground (# 123507).\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
floral patterns
Wallpaper

Inscription

"French Tassel / #124037 - $7.50 per roll" (Handwritten on verso of 2001.281.875.1.)
"French Tassel / #123507 - $7.50 per roll" (Handwritten on veso of 2001.281.875.2.)

Pattern

French Tassel

Associated Building

Associated With Carter Homestead,

Related Items

Title Wallpaper Accession Number 1971.168
Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.742.1-.5
Title Wallpaper Sample Book Accession Number 2001.281.707

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

21 1/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.875.1-.2

Places

Lancaster (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

baskets
roses
swags
tassels
sprigs

Period/Style

NeoClassical