Antique Wallpaper

The entire house was wallpapered. Some of the wallpaper is in good condition and may be worth saving (like the hallway) but the majority is dated and in poor condition.

I went to work on our bedroom walls stripping away 100+ years of old wallpaper. I uncovered 6 layers deep of wallpaper from different periods and styles. The last layer (first to be installed) was my favorite with hand block printing in a gold and soft grey-blue color. I imagine it was installed in the early 1800’s. It was a little sad to see it go but it could not be saved as we had to repair the plaster beneath it.

Original hand-block print under 5 layers
Original hand-block print under 5 layers

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