Two great Victorian architects unite

Just a “teaser” post to give you a sneak peek at the Bruce J. Talbert room set available in a couple of weeks… But FIRST, our “inaugural” room was recently hung in Alameda in a historic Queen Anne home designed by the prolific American architect George F. Barber. Barber was enormously successful in marketing his [...]

Antique dollhouse wallpaper

In a search on antique lithographed wallpapers I stumbled on a beautiful example of such for the Victorian dollhouse market. This marvelously preserved and richly patterned German “room box” well illustrates the passion for ornament that decorators in the 19th century shared, even when applied on such a diminutive scale. The quality in coloring here [...]

The “Monks” Frieze

Have you ever thought seriously about the use of medieval monks as the central design motif for your Arts & Crafts dining room?? Well someone in 1912 did, and with some measure of success. This whimsical American decoration was machine-printed by the William Campbell Wall Paper Co. a large New Jersey manufacturer of the time. [...]

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. [...]

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