Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1950-1965

GUSN

GUSN-293269

Description

Partial rolls of reproduction wallpaper by Allen-Doane Company. Pattern is similar to 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 pattern. Screen-printed in gold, white, mauve and brown on an olive green 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)
screen printing
Wallpaper

Associated Person

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

Associated Building

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

Maker

Allen-Doane Company

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

22 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.894

Places

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

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Screen Print

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Olive

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

stripes
stars
feathers
geometric

Period/Style

Stripe