Thursday, August 13, 2009

"Rather Expensive Wallpaper"

"Webb House Damask" mid 1700's

One more reference to Philip Johnson's Glass house this week.......he once referred to himself as having "rather expensive wallpaper," referring of course to the nature surrounding him. For those of us who do not own the Glass House, we can find our own expensive wallpaper at Adelphi Paper Hangings. There is an article in Martha Stewart's September issue about this company. To help insure that the art and craft of traditional handmade wallpapers would survive, Adelphi established the only commercial production facility for historic wallpapers in the United States. Here are a few papers from their collection.

"Deerfield" late 1800's

"Cornucopia Damask" mid 1800's

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