Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-293136

Description

Partial roll of reproduction wallpaper in the "Petite Pillement" pattern (#149254) by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of flowering tree branches with birds sitting on branches. Interspersed throughout the pattern are vignettes showing Asian scenes including pagodas, footbridges, and people in Asian dress. Roller-printed in blue on a light blue ground. Pattern is based on the work of 18th-century French artist Jean Pillement. \n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Chinoiserie
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Petite Pillement / #149254 $6.00 per roll" (Handwritten on verso.)
"Made in U.S.A. / Run 1" (Stamped on verso.)

Pattern

Petite Pillement

Pattern No.

149254

Related Items

Title Reproduction Wallpaper Accession Number 2001.281.761.1.-3

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)
Pillement, Jean (Artist)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

20 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.880

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Lt. Blue

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

flowers
birds
branches
pagodas
people
footbridges

Period/Style

Chinoiserie