The Society is delighted to announce a visit to Allyson McDermott’s Bath showroom, housed in the historic Margaret’s Buildings, built around 1769 by John Wood the younger. The day will comprise an illustrated talk about wallpaper conservation, investigation and recreation using traditional techniques, followed by a demonstration and workshop.
The day will begin at 11am, and include a light… Continue reading
The wallpapers produced by leading London firms of the eighteenth-century are explored in this new book which shows how they found their way not only onto the walls of houses in London and in the country but across the globe- to the Eastern seaboard of America, to Quebec City and to Oslo where an a Anglophile… Continue reading
The Wall As Bestiary: Whether tame or wild, domesticated or dangerous, animals have fascinated humankind since prehistoric times. Animals’ status has evolved but they have always been reproduced in the decorative arts, and often in wallpaper. People of the 18th century were fascinated by birds; people of the 19th century made abundant use of the fabulous creatures of the ancient… Continue reading
On a sunny Saturday morning in March a group of Wallpaper History Society members gathered at Cavendish Hall, Thurston in rural Suffolk. We were there at the kind invitation of Philip Aitken, architect, Historic Building Consultant – and wallpaper enthusiast. Phillip has a collection of over 700 wallpapers; the earliest made during the opening decades of the 18th century and… Continue reading