31 October 2013

Neat wallpaper

Replica wallpaper from the 1790s parlour at the Geffrye Museum. The preferred look in the 1790s was "neat" - which meant bright and stylish as well as clean and tidy; this wallpaper and its borders are based on a sample found in a house of the time - the original would have been printed in the 1780s. Here's the entire parlour (from here, where you can also see the other historic rooms of the museum) -

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