Resource Page

Adelphi Paper Hangings   1770 to 1850 documented patterns; block printed using traditional methods and materials.

 

Aesthetic Interiors   -    Wallpapers from the Aesthetic movement, late Victorian & early arts and crafts.

 

A.L. Diament & Co.   -    19th and 20th century, rare and antique French Scenic Wallpapers

 

Bradbury & Bradbury   -  Victorian, Neo Classical and Arts and Crafts wallpapers     

 

Bruce Fine Blockprints    -  Specializes in reproductions from original fragments. Also has documented collections of block prints

 

Brunschwig & Fils       -  Early 19th Century to early 20th century screen printed reproduction borders and sidewalls     

Anaglypta and Lincrusta   - Offering dado's, frieze's, and sidewall panels for late nineteenth century restorations

 

de Gournay        -  Chinese hand-painted murals as well as renditions of French Scenic's

 

Carol Mead Designs   -    Offering Arts and Crafts borders and wallpapers

 

Charles Rupert Designs     -  Manufacturer and Distributor of William Morris, Victorian and Arts & Crafts wallpapers

 

Clarence House   -   212-752-2890

 

Belfry Historic Wallpapers    -    Distributors for screen and block printed wallpaper from Europe            

 

Cole & Son   -    England's finest block printers, one of the few in the world who can still flock

 

E W Moore    -   Vintage wallpapers from the UK

 

Gracie's Oriental Wallpapers  -   Chinese hand-painted panels and murals

 

Griffen Mill handmade papers  -  English company who makes hand made paper suitable for reproductions

 

Hamilton Weston      -   Offering English patterns from 1690 to 1901

 

HistoricStyle.com    -    William Morris, Victorian, Arts & Crafts & early 20th c. wallpapers.

 

Hannah's Treasures   -   Antiques & Vintage wallpapers dating from 1900 to 1970, including a vintage collection of Nancy McClellan wallpapers

 

Interior 1900  -   Vintage wallpapers from the 20th century

 

Paul Montgomery Studios  -   Chinese hand-painted panels and murals

James Randolph Rogers & Co.  Based in New York and the UK offering documented block printed wallpapers 

 

J.R. Burrows & Co     -    Screen printed Victorian documented patterns

Laura McCoy Designs   -  Specializing in reproducing historic document wallpapers from fragmentary and photographic evidence.     

 

Lutson Goundleder    -  Offering hand crafted leather patterns dating from the 17th century

 

Mason & Wolf   -  Reproduction and Victorian Revival patterns in period colors for walls and ceilings.

 

Sanderson & Sons   -   William Morris Wallpapers

 

Scalamandre  -   Screen printed reproductions spanning the 19th century to the early 20th century

 

Second Hand Rose   -  Buys and sells antique wallpaper

 

Stark Wallcovering    -   Variety of historic collections including Chinese murals and 18th century block-prints

 

Trustworth Studios    -   Offering wallpapers from the English Arts & Crafts era especially CFA Voysey

 

Twigs  -   1 800  824  4204     Screen-printed reproductions:early 19th to early 20th century                

 

Victorian Collectibles  -  Borders, sidewalls and room sets from for the Victorian

 

Watts & Co.    -  English screen and block printed wallpapers from mid to late 19th century

 

Wolffhousewallpapers  -  Offering 1870 to 1920 hand screen-printed reproduction wallpapers

 

Zina Studios    -    914-667-6004

 

Zoffany    -     English wallpapers

 

Zuber et Cie  -    Scenics, borders and sidewalls printed from original early 19th century woodblocks       

 By  Blockprinting 

 

 

Adelphi Paper Hangings   - America: Adelphi Paper Hangings offers block printed wallpapers  circa 1720-1860,

James Randolph Rogers & Co.  Based in New York and the UK offering documented block printed wallpapers 

 

Cole & Son -  London. In business since 1875

 

Laura McCoy Designs   -  Specializing in reproducing historic document wallpapers from fragmentary and photographic evidence.

                                         

 

 

By   Screenprinting

 

 

Alexander Beauchamp

 

BurtWallPapers     

 

Hamilton Weston Wallpapers  

 

Laura McCoy Designs

 

Scalamandre

 

Twigs  -    1 800 824 4204

 

Wolffehousewallpapers

 

 Zina Studios  -   914-667-6004

Christopher Ohrstrom   -   Wallpaper historian specializing in late 18th and early 19th century wallpaper

 

Robert M. Kelly   -  Specializes in the research, analysis and consultation of early wallpapers

 

Laura McCoy Designs  -   Specializes in researching & reproducing original wallpaper patterns      

 

Gail Winkler   -  Offering consultation for historic wallpapers from the late eingteenth through the early twentieth century

American Institute of conservation  -  Washington, D.C 202 452 9545 

Debrora D Mayer  -   Portsmouth, NH 603433 7020 

Elizabeth K.  Schulte  -  414-350-8346

 

Historic Wallpaper Specialties: Specializes in the installation and restoration of Zuber Scenic's.

 

T.K. McClintock Studio TKM Ltd.  Tel. 617 666 9010  Mr. McClintock is the author of numerous articles on the conservation of historic wallpapers, including a chapter on the subject in the National Park Service publication, Caring for Your Historic House. Specialties include conservation treatment of fine art and historic works on paper including wallpapers and murals.

 

Allyson McDermott - The Web site of an English conservator specializing in wallpaper. The site includes descriptions of wallpaper conservation treatments at country houses such as Uppark (after its devastating fire in 1989), Temple Newsam, and Woodall Park. Some of her conservation and restoration projects have included block-printing wallpaper to match lost sections of original wallpaper

 

Northeast Document Conservation Center - This conservation center in North Andover, Massachusetts, is one of the largest conservation centers in the country devoted to paper-based collections, including wallpaper. The Web site offers many resources relating to paper conservation in genera

Preservation Directory     -   Resources and research tools for historic preservation and building restoration 

Victoriana.com  -   Links for Victorian materials and craftsmen

 

National Trust for Historic Preservation

 

Victorian Resources  -  Links to everything Victorian

 

Jean Dunbar  -   540-4633291 

Page Talbott  -  610-667 7496

 

 LCA Associates    -   Specializing in public buildings, museum houses, and commercial properties dating from the late eingteenth through the early twentieth centuries.      Thier particular expertise is the recreation of authentic interiors––including window drapery and curtaining, wallpapers, floor coverings, lighting––and historic interior and exterior painted finishes.  They can also provide historic structure reports, historic furnishing plans and implementation for the recreation of historic interiors.

Historic Restoration Resources

(stereomicroscope and the polarized light microscope (PLM) are the principal tools for dating wallpaper)

 

 

Matt Mosca  -  410-466-5325          

 

Frank Welsh   -   The Investigation, Analysis and Authentication of Historic Wallpaper

 

Sara Chase  -  781-861-6646

Chris Mills Conservation   Specializes in the conservation and restoration of 18th and 19th house museum interior finishes

Compton Studios LLC    Specializes in the conservation & restoration of house museum interior and exterior decorations.

John Leeke's Historic Homeworks  -   Consulting services for the restoration of historic building

Conrad Schmitt Studios, Inc.   -    Restoration & conservation of opera houses, state capitals, and cathedrals. 

Evergreene Painting Studios.Inc.  Restoration and conservation  of opera houses, state capitals, and cathedrals.

Wallpaper in New England - A brand new resource, this Web site is devoted to the recently digitized images of the important historic wallpaper collection at the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA). The collection is one of the largest in the U.S., comprising over 5000 samples of wallpaper ranging from the 1737 (the earliest documented sample from an American house) to the Art Deco era. The site also include other resources for the study of historic wallpaper as well as brief wallpaper history overview. 

The Williams Morris Gallery - The Web site for the only public museum devoted to England's best known and most versatile designer. The Gallery is located in Morris's family home from 1848 to 1856 at Walthamstow. The site includes information on Morris and his designs. There are free wallpaper downloads for your computer.

 

Victoria and Albert Museum  Located in London. Their website offer 196 patterns with ample information about manufacturer, method and history.

 

Whitworth Art Gallery - Manchester, England:. The museum has a collection of more than 6000 samples of wallpapers, ranging in date from the 17th century to the present, but the majority of items cover the period 1850-1980. Though the emphasis is on British products, the collection includes important French examples, as well as a small number from other European countries and America. Brief records of 6300 items are included in a searchable database but only a few hundred records have photographic illustrations

 

Cooper-Hewitt National Museum New York: The Cooper-Hewitt Museum has over 10,000 original wallpaper documents.

 

Musee du papier peint de Rixheim France: This museum has many of the French scenic's on display and the best  collection of early 19th century French wallpaper

Wallpapers in Historic Preservation by Catherine Lynn Frangiamore : A small book first printed in 1977 which covers historic wallpaper printing techniques, historic wallpaper styles and tips on either conserving, reproducing or acquiring wallpaper for a restoration  project. 

National Park Service:  Wallpaper within a restoration project 

Wallpapers at Winterthur:  Seeing Them in a "New Light" Cyntia Karnes, Julie Ream and Elizabeth Wendelin: A review of conservation techniques for original wallpapers that were collected and reinstalled within many of the 175 period rooms at Winterthur.

 

Conservation of French Scenic at Martin Van Buren Home Hamm, Patricia, and James Hamm.  Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 20 (1981): 116-125. A summary of the first survey of condition is presented with the reasons why a removal and re-installation treatment was decided upon. The treatment steps are outlined and recommendations for a more stabilized environment in the future are made.

 

Northeast Document Conservation Center offers generous information for wallpaper conservation i.e. surface cleaning, stain reduction and mending.

 

Historic Wallpaper Conservation Best article for getting grasp on the conservation of historic wallpaper. Mapes, Phillipa. A conservator specializing in the conservation of wallpaper and    other large works of art on paper, based in Wiltshire, England, discusses the advantages of removal & rehanging vs in situ cleaning and repair.

 

"Wallpaper and Its Conservation: An Architectural Conservator's Perspective.Gilmore, Andrea M. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 20 (1981): 74-81. A discussion of objectives and role of the architectural conservator in the task of wallpaper conservation. The interdependent relationship of historic wallpaper and the structure in which it hangs is described. Criteria for determining appropriate conservation treatments are listed.

 

A New Conservation Lining for Historic Wallpapers An article by Phillippa Mapes, Mark Sandiford and Philip Meredith discussing the merits of polyester textile versus traditional stretched canvas when rehanging conserved historic wallpapers over planks, plaster or bricks.

 

"The Investigation, Analysis and Authentication of Historic Wallpaper." Frank Welsh.  One of America's leading specialists in the investigation and analysis of architectural finishes discusses methodology for analyzing wallpaper.

 

Wallpapers in the Historic Interior    This article by Allison McDermott  combines the history of wallpaper with design and ends with the a brief description of methods for the conservation of wallpaper.

 

Conservation of a Chinese Mural   Illustrates wallpaper conservation in England

 

"Wallpaper." Krasner-Khait, Barbara. This article from History-magazine.com looks the development of wallcoverings up through 20th century.

Historic Wallpaper Blockprinting materials, methods and types from 1700 to the 1860 

The choice and use of reproduction wallpapers in the historic interior By Richard Nylander

 

All about Woodblock Printing Hubbard, Hesketh. This article was originally published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, 1934, and covers traditional wood block printing.

 

Muslin: Canvassing the World By Robert Kelly: Case study Kathrineburg In St. Thomas

 

1880's Colorado Minor's Cabin..Muslin/Wallpaper 1999 project by Historic Wallpapering Specialties

                          

The Papered Wall  -   Lesley Hopkins 

Showroom Handbook for Wallpaper Installation  Written especially for designers, showroom personnel, and paperhangers in the field of high-end residential paperhanging.Published by Bob Kelly of WRN Associates

 

Wallpaper in America  -    Catherine Lynn

 

Wallpapers for Historic Building   -  Richard C. Nylander

 

Wallpaper in New England  -   Richard C. Nylander

 

Wallpapers     -   Charles Oman and Jean Hamilton

 Articles

                      

Albertson, Karla Klein. "Landscape Wallpaper: A Window on the World." Early American Life 34 (April 2003): 8-13.

Banham, Joanna. "Outstanding Designs." Traditional Homes (June 1987). Victorian wallpaper.

Clapp, A.F., "Examination of the Winterthur Wallpapers", Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, no20, 1981, pp.63-71.           

Cohn, Marjorie, ed. "Conservation of Historic Wallpaper.Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 20, no.2 (1981)51-151.

Cuadrado, John A. "Art: 19th-Century French Wallpaper." Architectural Digest 52 (Oct. 1995): 162-170.

Dunbar, Jean. "Exactly As It Was: Reproducing Historic Wallpaper." Early American Life 27 (April 1996): 47-53.

"English Imprints." Colonial Homes 17 (Aug. 1991): 52-58. English handmade wallpaper exhibit, "Paper and Paste," at Manchester City Art Galleries.

Floud, P. C. "Dating William Morris Patterns." Architectural Review 126 (1959): 14-20.

Ledes, Allison Eckardt. "French Neoclassical Wallpaper." The Magazine Antiques 143 (Jan. 1993): 36-37.

______. "French Wallpapers." The Magazine Antiques 156 (Nov. 1999): 744.

______. "A Panoply of Wallpaper." The Magazine Antiques 158 (Dec. 2000): 912.

______. "Reproduction Wallpapers." The Magazine Antiques 160 (Sept. 2001): 376.

______. "A Vast Wallpaper Archive (Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York)." The Magazine Antiques 159 (April 2001): 648.

______. "'What Shall We Do with Our Walls?'" The Magazine Antiques 151 (June 1997): 896.            

Mansell, Sarah. "Postscript: The Rescue and Care of Wallpapers." In The Papered Wall: History, Pattern, Technique, edited by           Lesley Hoskins,.238-243. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994.

McClintock, T.K. "Case Studies on the Effect of Conservation on the Appearance of Historic Wallpapers." Restaurator 23 (2002): 165-186. This article covers significant conservation projects at Prestwould (VA), the Lee Mansion (MA), and elsewhere.

Nylander, Richard C. "Elegant Late Nineteenth-Century Wallpapers." The Magazine Antiques 122 (Aug. 1982): 284-288.

______. "Prestwould Wallpapers." The Magazine Antiques 147 (Jan. 1995): 168-171.

"Off the Walls; Historic Wallpapers in New England." Early American Life 16 (Oct. 1985): 64-68.

Phillips, M.W., "Wallpaper on Walls: Problems of Climate and Substrate", Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, no. 20, 1981, pp.83-90.

Pritchard, Margaret Beck, and Willie Graham. "Rethinking Two Houses at Colonial Williamsburg." The Magazine Antiques 149 (Jan. 1996):166-176.

Solomons, O., "Conservation of Historic Wallpapers", in T. Rosoman, London Wallpapers, their Manufacture and Use, London 1992, pp.52-53.

Reed, Rochelle. "Recovering the Victorian Interior." House & Garden 160 (Jan. 1988): 18-21. Bradbury & Bradbury handprinted wallpapers.

Sherrill, Sarah B. "Wallpaper." The Magazine Antiques 118 (Aug. 1980):192-193.

Suares, J.-C. "Ultimate Panoramas: Zuber's Classic Wallpapers Will Make Your Home Feel Like a Palace." Connoisseur 220 (July 1990): 60-68.

Treese, Lorett, and Caroline Von Kleeck-Beard. "French Creation, American Choice: The Scenic Wallpaper of France." Early American Life 23 (April 1992): 49-57.

"Wallpaper Before 1830." Early American Life 11 (Feb. 1980): 40-44.

 

 

Books

 

General Works (*recommended titles)

 

Banham, Joanna. Wallpapers: 17th Century to Present Day. London, Studio Editions, 1990.

Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s. New York: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1995.

Dornsife, Samuel A. "Wallpaper." The Encyclopedia of Victoriana, ed. by Harriet Bridgeman and Elizabeth Drury. New York: Macmillan, 1975.

Entwisle, Eric. A. The Book of Wallpaper: A History and an Appreciation. Rev. ed. Bath, England: Kingsmead Reprints, 1970.

______. A Literary History of Wallpaper. London: Batsford, 1960.

______. Wallpapers of the Victorian Era. Leigh-on-Sea: F. Lewis, 1964.

Greysmith, Brenda. Wallpaper. New York: Macmillan, 1976.

*Hamilton, Jean. An Introduction to Wallpaper. London: HMSO, 1983.

Hapgood, M. Oliver. Wallpaper and the Artist: From Dürer to Warhol. London: Abbeville Press, 1992.

*Hoskins, Lesley, ed. The Papered Wall: The History, Patterns and Techniques of Wallpaper. New York: Abrams, 1994. This is the best recent book on the subject, covering English, French, American, and Chinese wallpapers, lavishly illustrated and containing a thorough bibliography.

*Kosuda-Warner, Joanne. Landscape Wallcoverings. New York: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, 2001.

Lynn, Catherine. Rescuing Historic Wallpaper: Identification, Preservation, Restoration. Nashville, Tenn.: American Association for State and Local History, 1974. Also issued as American Association for State and Local History, Technical leaflet 76.

McClelland, Nancy. Historic Wall-Papers: From Their Inception to the Introduction of Machinery. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1924.

*Oman, Charles C., and Jean Hamilton. Wallpapers: A History and Illustrated Catalogue of the Victoria and Albert Museum. New York: Abrams, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982.

Saunders, Gill. Wallpaper in Interior Decoration. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2002.

Taylor, Clare. Wallpaper. Princes Risborough, England: Shire Publications, 1991.

*Teynac, Françoise [and others]. Wallpaper: A History. New York: Rizzoli, 1982.

Whitworth Art Gallery. Historic Wallpapers in the Whitworth Art Gallery: From the Collection Presented to the Gallery in 1967 by the Wall Paper Manufacturers Limited. Manchester, England: The Gallery, 1972.

*______. A Decorative Art: 19th Century Wallpapers in the Whitworth Art Gallery. Manchester: Whitworth Art Gallery, 1985.

 

America

Ackerman, Phyllis. Wallpaper, Its History, Design and Use. New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1938.

Frangiamore, Catherine Lynn. Wallpapers in Historic Preservation. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation, Technical Preservation Services Division, 1977.

*Lynn, Catherine. Wallpaper in America: From the Seventeenth Century to World War I. New York : W.W. Norton, 1980. This is the most comprehensive and scholarly work on wallpaper use in America.

*Nylander, Richard C. [and others]. Wallpaper in New England: Selections from the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Boston: The Society, 1986.

Nylander, Richard C. Wall Papers for Historic Buildings: A Guide to Selecting Reproduction Wallpapers. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Press, 1992.

Sanborn, Kate. Old Time Wall Papers: An Account of the Pictorial Papers on Our Forefathers' Walls. Greenwich, Conn.: Literary Collector Press, 1905. This early work on historic wallpaper includes many turn-of-the-century photographs of old houses with early wallpapers that have since been lost.

 

England

Arthur Sanderson & Sons, Ltd. A Century of Sanderson, 1860-1960. London: Arthur Sanderson & Sons, 1960. Manufacturers of William Morris wallpaper patterns.

______. Morris & Co. Hand Printed Wall Papers. Uxbridge, Middlesex, England: The Firm, c. 1980.

Clark, Fiona. William Morris: Wallpapers and Chintzes. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973.

Fowler, John, and John Cornforth. English Decoration in the 18th Century. Princeton, N.J.: The Pyne Press, 1974.

Morris, William. Wallpapers and Designs. London: Academy Editions, 1971.

*Rosoman, Treve. London Wallpapers: Their Manufacture and Use, 1690-1840. London: English Heritage, 1992. Written to accompany an exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Sugden, Alan Victor and John Ludlam Edmondson. A History of English Wallpaper, 1509-1914. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1926.

Turner, M., M. Pinny, and Lesley Hoskins. A Popular Art: British Wallpapers, 1930-1960. London: Middlesex Polytechnic, 1990.

*Wells-Cole, Anthony. Historic Paper Hangings: From Temple Newsam and Other English Houses. Leeds, England: Leeds City Art Galleries, 1983.

 

France

*Bieri, Helen, and Bernard Jacqué. Papiers Peints Art Nouveau. Milan: Skira, 1997.

Clouzot, Henri, and Charles Follot. Histoire du Papier Peint en France. Paris: Charles Moreau, 1935.

Entwisle, Eric. A.. French Scenic Wallpapers, 1800-1860. Leigh-on-Sea, England: F. Lewis, 1972.

Guibert, Mireille. Papiers Peints, 1800-1875. Paris: Société des Amis de la Bibliothèque Forney, 1980. Discusses wallpapers in the collection of the Bibliothèque Forney, Paris.

*Jacqué, Bernard, and Odile Nouvel-Kammerer. Le Papier Peint: Décor d'Illusion. Barembach, France: Editions J.-P. Gyss, 1987.

Jacqué, Bernard, and Geert Wisse. Le Murmure des Murs: Quatre Sciècles d'Histoire du Papier Peint. Brussels: CGER, 1997.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Trois Siècles de Papiers Peints. Paris: Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 1967.

______. Bordures et Frises: Papiers Peints. Text by Véronique de Bruignac. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1991.

*Nouvel, Odile. Wallpapers of France, 1800-1850. With an introduction by Jean-Pierre Seguin; translated by Margaret Timmers. New York: Rizzoli, 1981.

*Nouvel-Kammerer, Odile. French Scenic Landscape Wallpaper, 1795-1865. New York: Rizzoli, 2000 (French ed. 1990).

Sotheby Parke Bernet Monaco S.A. Papiers Peints Anciens: du XVIIIe et du XIXe siècles; collection de la maison Follot. Monte-Carlo, Monaco: SPB Monaco, 1981. Catalog of sale of the Follot collection held Feb. 7-8, 1982.

 

Other Countries

Beyer, Jürgen. Historische Papiertapeten in Weimar. Bad Homburg, Germany: Verlag Ausbildung und Wissen, 1993.

Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. The Decorated Wall: Eighty Years of Wallpaper in Australia, c.1850-1930. Comp. by P. Murphy. [Elizabeth Bay: s.n.], 1981.

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