ADELPHI PAPER HANGINGS || WALLPAPER
Adelphi Paper Hangings offers wallpapers that are reproduced using the same hand-printing methods and materials employed circa 1720-1860, after which machine printing methods began to dominate the industry. Each order is individually hand printed by skilled artisans without compromises in quality, historical accuracy or consistency, and every aspect of Adelphi’s product – from paper types and paint composition to printing methods – has been thoroughly researched in institutions and archives in the U.S., England and France.
Working from original documents that range from an entire wall’s worth of antique wallpaper to a modest box of faded, water damaged scraps still attached to chunks of plaster, Adelphi Paper Hangings has successfully reproduced wallpapers which date from the 1740s through the 1930s.
The primary image of each available pattern shown depicts its document colorway and is referred to as the A colourway. The B colourway uses color appropriate for the time period of the pattern. Colourways C and D are not necessarily historic but have been created to reflect more contemporary sensibilities.