Dating antique wallpaper
This is an example of an 1889 wallpaper decoration in Elder’s Granites.
French influence dominated the design of domestic wallpapers; but by the end of the eighteenth century, Philadelphia had become the center of wallpaper production in the United States.He developed his figurative style through his picture-books for children, for which he is famous.The best known of his works, are revelations in their own way.When painting a Victorian style room, color has the power to alter the apparent proportions of a room. Green, unless very dark, has little effect upon, the room, keeping the walls, as decorators say, well in place.Tan, gray, blue and pink have the effect of adding space, while brown, unless very light, has the same quality as green. Learn how to select wallpaper designs for your home.But Crane was always, and in everything, a decorator.
His gift as an ornamental designer and decorator are apparent in his Walter Crane Arts and Crafts designs in Victorian wallpaper.
Machine made paper arose in the 19th century, with the more exquisite patterns featuring designs by Walter Crane and William Morris.
Walter Crane was one of the most important designers of the Arts and Crafts movement.
William Morris Wallpaper One of the leading mid-19th century houses in furniture decoration was the firm of Messrs.
Jackson & Graham, who retained the services of Owen Jones, and it was under his control that shortly before 1865 they completed the decoration of the Viceroy's Palace, at Cairo, for which he designed a most elaborate series of wallpaper decorations, based on Persian ornament.
Morris set up his own company with fellow artists called Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co in 1861, (later just Morris & Co), which produced everything from furniture and textiles to wallpaper and jewelry.