Lincrusta-Walton & Anaglypta

Along with paint, wallpaper and decorative plaster, another popular wall finish found in many late nineteenth and early twentieth century homes was the “indestructible wall covering” popularly known as Lincrusta-Walton. Originally named “Linoleum Muralis” (linoleum for walls) by its English inventor Fredrick Walton in 1877, it became almost as favorite a treatment for walls as [...]

Idylwild frieze

This woodland-themed landscape frieze first made an appearance in the Wallpaper News of January 1905. It was made by the Allen-Higgins Wallpaper Co. and originally titled “The Berkshire Frieze”. We added it to our line after we were contacted by a family in Lawrence, Kansas looking for a frieze similar to the one seen in this ca. [...]

Painting cornices and plasterwork

One of the questions we are occasionally asked by Victorian homeowners is ” What colors should I use to paint my cornice molding? ”   First of all, the color schemes we advise for painting cornices would logically also apply to ceiling rosettes and any other plaster work in the room, they being related. The 19th [...]

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