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Sidewall, Touffe, 1952

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by United Wallpaper, Inc.. It is dated 1952 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Here is another way to get the look of fabric covered walls. This simple yet elegant design of button tufting printed in a saturated red would soften the look of any room. While the small scale of the design creates a nice background pattern the deep red color calls out for attention. Would be equally attractive covering all four walls, or hung in panels for a more pared down look.

It is credited Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz.

Its dimensions are

1536 x 49.5 cm (604 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. )

It is inscribed

Printed on selvage: "JOIN HERE, WASHABLE, FADE PROOF, RUN 2 M15, DESIGN COPYRIGHT 1953, U.W.P.C. OF N.A. MADE IN U.S.A."

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Touffe, 1952; Manufactured by United Wallpaper, Inc. ; USA; machine printed on paper; 1536 x 49.5 cm (604 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. ); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-217

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