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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.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Wallpapers : Historic Wallpapers
Adelphi Paper Hangings
London Stockist : The Claremont Furnishing Fabrics Co Ltd, 35 Elystan Street, London SW3 3NT
Tel 020 7581 9575 (London Stockist)
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 1750ís to the 1930ís, but Adelphi also has a service to custom reproduce a pattern.
Hamilton Weston
Marryat Courtyard 88 Sheen Road Richmond, Surrey TW9 1UF
Tel 020 8940 4850 Fax 020 8332 0296
Interior designer Georgina Hamilton and architectural historian Robert Weston have been specialising in classic interiors since 1981, when they founded Hamilton Weston Wallpapers to reproduce their unique archive of historic wallpapers. Their range is particularly appropriate for Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian interiors. Hamilton Westonís interior design services include architectural and historical analysis, space planning and everything from furniture design to fine detailing, to recreate accurate period features or achieve the perfect contemporary look.
Watts of Westminster
London Showroom 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.
Beauchamp Wallpaper Printworks, 3 Chapel Street Lytham Lancashire FY8 5ND Telephone 01253 730479 Fax 01253 283911 Website:
Morris & Co, Chalfont House Oxford Road Denham UB9 4DX UK Telephone 0844 543 9500 Fax 0844 543 9555 Website:
Nicholas Herbert Ltd, 118 Lots Road, London SW10 0RJ Telephone 020 7376 5596 Website:
The Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company Ltd, Alexandra Road Sudbury Suffolk CO1O 2XH Telephone 01787 372081 Fax 01787 881785 Website:
Zuber Ltd, London Showroom, 42 Pimlico Road London SW1 W8LP Telephone 0207 824 82 65 (London) Fax 0207 824 82 70 Website: