Wallpaper pattern book

Date
1923-1925
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Wallpaper pattern book; titled ‘Art Wallpapers' with a black and white silhouette image of a woman painting on the cover. The verified dates for patterns in the book are 1923-1925, with a price range of 2/- to 7/6, with borders priced between 2d and 5d. The samples originate from a variety of manufacturers. There are a number of bright patterns in pastels, orange, blue, grey and beige. These include foliage, fruit, honesty flowers, all-over florals, chalky florals, orientals, mottles and sprigged patterns. Patterns include: 1) A slate blue ground paper including tree shapes with openings through the trees showing a mottled ochre, priced 4/6 2) A grey oak leaf pattern, priced 3/- 3) Honesty flowers on orange, priced 4/9 4) Grey-blue design, priced 3s 4d 5) Maple leaf / berry in two colours, priced 3/4d 6) Pattern with beige leaves, yellow flowers and orange-red berries, priced 5/6 7) Blue berries with all-over grey, mauve and white flowers, priced 3s 4d with - 8) A border in grey, black, blue and white geometric with touches of turquoise and green, priced 4d
9) Branches of blossom on white, priced 4/-
10) Mauve, brown and grey defined mottle, priced 3/6, with -
11) A cut-out border of grey and black with pink / blue flowers etc., priced 5d
12) A pattern with a horizontal ribbed textile, priced 3/- and 3s 4d in two colourways, with its border torn off
13) Large sprays of leaves, fruit etc in blue, black, deep pink and purple on bright blue, priced 5/6
14) Apples, etc in crimson with jade, purple and pink, leaves on mottled white, priced 4/9
15) Brown-white mottle, priced 5/6
16) Bright all-over foliage, fruit and flowers in crimson, orange, blue, green, grey, on white, priced 3s 4d with -
17) A blue edged border with similar colours in the middle, priced 3d
18) A similar design in brown, priced 3/2 with no border
19) Pale chalky, blue, grey, grey-green, yellow-green, and lavender pink all-over foliage and fruit (pears, apples and berries) on a lustre white mottle, priced 3/6d
20) Oak leaves in brown, stone and red, priced 3/-
21) The same design in grey and blue, priced 2/10
22-24) Outlined all-over foliage, fruit pattern in three colourways, priced 3/-, 3s4d and 4/-
25) Jade, purple and crimson lanterns on stone grey, priced 6/6
26) Grey/silver iridescent mottle, priced 7/6 with -
27) A border of two greys, mauve, green, pink and blue in the centre, priced 3d
28) All-over floral design in a dull green, mauve, peach, beige, cream and black, priced 3/8
29) A cream-beige textile, priced 3/0 with -
30) A border in grey, dark blue, black, dull red, which is not priced
31) Stripes of floral priced at 2/10
32) A pattern of pink-red flat ‘apples’ and blue berries, grey leaves and branches on white, priced 2/8, with -
33) A matching border of pink-red roses, blue ribbons, green leaves and branched on white with black edges, priced 2d
34) Big leaves, birds, in stone, green, blue, browns, teal blue, purple, dull red and green on mottled cream-beige, priced 2/8
35) As above in a brighter grey, blue, purple, crimson, buff and green on mottled white
36-38) Three colourways of an all-over flower pattern, numbered 70619 (dated 1925), priced 3/8
39) A pastel mottled with tiny dots, priced 2/8
40) ‘Textile’ mottle in blue, mauve and buff with a border of grey and black with impressionistic flowers in blue, pink, green, and purple, priced 3d
41) All-over foliage and flowers in soft dull greys, greens, pinks and reds outlined in black on a mottled pale blue ground, priced 2/6, with -
42) A border with grey edges, Art Nouveau roses etc in pale crimson, pale blue-grey and green outlined in black, priced at 3d
43) An all-over floral design in white with yellow centres, mauve, lilac, palest grey-green, priced and 2/6
44) As above in two shades of warm pink, pale grey-green
45) Sprigs with leaves and fine meanders in purple and cream, priced at 2/6
46) A ‘textile’ mottle which is also an all-over floral in beiges, dull salmon, mauve, dull blue and green on cream, priced at 2/6
Date
1923-1925
Property
Measurements
Dimensions: 500 x 255 x 20mm
Media/Materials
paper (fiber product)
Accession number
GH.1005

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