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Page from a wallpaper sample book - No.17 in 'The Decorative Use of Wallpaper'

No.17 in 'The Decorative Use of Wallpaper'

  • Object:

    Page from a wallpaper sample book

  • Place of origin:

    England (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1910 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour half-tone

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3B, shelf HIGH, box 2

Wallpaper manufacturers and decorating firms have published pattern books showing rooms decorated with specific wallpapers and matching furnishings since the late 19th century. Here a cut-out floral frieze and borders have been applied to a paper described as 'a simple diaper in satinette', framing each section of the wall. The ceiling border is Anaglypta, a popular kind of embossed wall-covering of the period, often used to imitate plaster mouldings, cornices and other features.

Physical description

Wallpaper sample

Place of Origin

England (published)


ca. 1910 (published)



Materials and Techniques

Colour half-tone


Height: 22.8 cm size of volume, Width: 31.8 cm

Descriptive line

Page showing decorative scheme for a bedroom in The Decorative Use of Wallpapers, c.1910


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Bedroom; Anaglypta; Wallpaper border; Dressing table; Bed; Wallpaper


Pattern books; Wall coverings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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