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Q: Wallpaper and stencil designs in Colonial times ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Wallpaper and stencil designs in Colonial times
Category: Family and Home
Asked by: kdoll-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 21 Jul 2006 13:07 PDT
Expires: 20 Aug 2006 13:07 PDT
Question ID: 748360
What wallpaper designs were used in Colonial times? How were stencils used?
Subject: Re: Wallpaper and stencil designs in Colonial times
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 21 Jul 2006 15:15 PDT
Hello kdoll~


Many decorative wallpapers were used in colonial America. For some
excellent examples  of authentic designs, check out these highly
regarded companies that sell reproduction wallpapers:

* Sidewall, papers for 1720-1775: and
1775 to 1800:

* Adelphi, 18th century:

* Hamilton, 18th century:

Also you may wish to browse Cooper-Hewitt's online collection of
historic wallpaper:

To learn about how colonial papers were made, see Sidewall's
illustrated history: .
Also see Historic New England for articles on wallpapers from
1750-1780  and 1780 to 1815:  (Click the "story"
titles and a pop-up window will reveal pictures and text.)


stenciling was commonly used on colonial floors and walls. For great
information on the history of stenciling in colonial America, check
out MB Historic Decor's articles:

* "Early American Wall Stenciling:"

* "About Border Wall Stencils:"

* "Moses Eaton" patterns:

* "About Floor Stencils:"

* "About Wall Stencils:"

You may also view many authentic stencil designs:

Kind regards,

colonial stencils
"history of" colonial stencils
reproduction colonial wallpaper
Subject: Re: Wallpaper and stencil designs in Colonial times
From: myoarin-ga on 21 Jul 2006 17:18 PDT
Great answer, Kriswrite!

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