Wallpapers : Historic Wallpapers
There are a number of makers of historic wallpaper patterns that can be useful in enhancing the character of a period room.
Companies supplying goods or services for Wallpapers : Historic Wallpapers
Adelphi Paper Hangings are producers of the finest quality blockprinted wallpapers, meticulously reproduced from original documents and hand-printed by skilled artisans using the same methods and materials employed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Founded in 1999, Adelphi grew out of a symposium of some of the world's foremost experts on block printed wallpapers, as it was clear that the art of producing these unique papers had been in sharp decline since the early 20th century. The Adelphi catalogue ranges from the 1750’s to the 1930’s, but Adelphi also has a service to custom reproduce a pattern.
Founded in 1903, Gainsborough Fine Weavers & Dye House embodies over a century of British craftsmanship. Royal Warrant holder to HM The Queen, its fabrics hang in palaces, embassies, museums, art galleries and fine homes around the world. The entire production process – from design, to hand-dyeing yarns, to weaving the finished fabrics – takes place on one site in Sudbury, ensuring peerless quality and control. Its archive of over 7,000 fabrics, from contemporary, geometric styles to rich damasks and historical recreations, includes designs from the Middle Ages right through the company's many collections to the present day.
Watts of Westminster
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour,
London SW10 0XE
Tel 020 7376 4486
Architects of decorative design for over 130 years, Watts1874, the grand nineteenth century furnishing house, is a leading supplier of fine fabrics, wallpapers and passementerie to the world interiors market. A unique English company, and guardians of an archive of genuine period design, Watts remains the most valuable authentic product source for any historic project. Swathes of silk damasks, rich brocatelles, figured velvets and fine wools: decorative wallpapers and exquisite passementerie, visit the London showroom and be inspired.
, The Studio,
11 Townshend Road,
Telephone 020 8940 4850
, 67 Pimlico Road,
London SW1 W8 NE Telephone