Reproduction Wallpapers

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-293271

Description

Partial roll of reproduction wallpaper in the "Le Pecheur" pattern (#175304) by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a series of alternating scenic vignettes. One vignettes shows a two-masted sailing ship framed in a oval formed by a series of stylized floral sprigs and leaves and a ribbon. The other vignette, framed by a foliage swag and garland, depicts a woman standing beside a tall urn and a seated man holding a fishing pole with a fish. Roller-printed in green, gold and black on a cream ground. Pattern is based on a French block-printed wallpaper dating from 1790-1810.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
scenic wallpapers
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Wallcovering / [illegible]...r for/ Waterhouse Wallcoverings, Inc. / [illegible]...ham Street / Boston, Mass. 02118 / Contents / 63 square feet / 18 ins. x 14 yds. / Run 1 / 175304" (Stamped on verso.)

Pattern

Le Pecheur

Pattern No.

175304

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

19 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.895

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

Ground Color

Cream

State

Repro

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

ships
sprigs
ribbons
swags
garlands
fishing
people

Period/Style

Scenery Figure