Trade Catalog, Seeley Brothers: Manufacturers of Averill Paint, Ready for Use
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.
In the late 1800s, with the advent of pre-mixed paints, the range of available paint colors expanded exponentially, making possible the multi-colored paint schemes of the Victorian age. Victorian homeowners typically applied harmonies of three to five colors, a style of house that later became known as a “painted lady.”
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, TP937 .S44 1886.
Its dimensions are
H x W (open): 34.3 × 57.2 cm (13 1/2 × 22 1/2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.