FELBRIGG CHINESE WALLPAPER
The wallpaper had to be given a new backing, but the extremely brittle and fragile condition of the paper made this an unexpectedly tricky task. Previous image Next image. The early history of Chinese wallpapers is tantalisingly vague. Detail of a peony in the Chinese wallpaper discovered at Woburn Abbey. Paine seems to have been born in Andover, Hampshire, in as the youngest child of a carpenter. At some point during the first half of the eighteenth century Chinese pictures, which were in demand in Europe as wall decoration, seem to have morphed into panoramic wallpaper. It looks like the Woburn paper was produced in the same way, presumably by the same workshop.
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In his house as in his personal life, he seemed to revel in contradiction.
Detail from the Chinese wallpaper at Ightham Mote. This Eltham Lodge wallpaper is stylistically quite close to the Chinese wallpaper surviving at Felbrigg Hallwhich we know was purchased in and hung in Full collection Just highlights. Detail of a gilded rococo mirror by John Bladwell, c.
The wallpaper was hung on European hand-made lining paper which was pasted onto the plaster wall surface. The Ightham one is said to have been hung in chijesewhich suggests that it was hung or stored somewhere else before coming to Ightham. The paper on the west wall was treated by Orde Solomons following an outbreak of dry rot inand in the paper on the south and east walls was fe,brigg, conserved and rehung by Sandiford and Mapes Ltd.
Places Category Date Details. Instead it depicts a landscape overrun with boys.
The Chinese bedroom in Felbrigg Hall – Picture of Felbrigg Hall, Norwich
Provenance The wallpaper appears to have been supplied by the architect James Paine —89 in and it was hung by the paper-hanger John Scrutton in the spring of These techniques were first noticed by conservator Mark Sandiford a number of years ago when he was working on the Chinese felbrigt at Felbrigg. They would cut motifs from extra rolls and stick them over the joins to disguise breaks in the scenery.
The paper was physically different from western paper and the drops were often wider. The lacquer screen in the Dining Room at Felbrigg. What makes this discovery even more interesting is that these fragments seem to relate to a Chinese cihnese at Felbrigg Hall: By the way, the catalogue of Chinese wallpapers in the historic houses of the National Trust, which I have mentioned earlieris due to be published in March Clear all filters Show results.
Another member of the group, conservator Allyson McDermottthen chipped in by saying she had examined the Ightham paper in the past, and found that it had had quite a hard life, with quite a lot of overpainting and restoration over time.
The Chinese bedroom in Felbrigg Hall – Picture of Felbrigg Hall, Norwich – TripAdvisor
As Patricia Welch notes in Chinese Felbgigg Equally, we are keen to compare the examples in National Trust houses with other extant or recorded Chinese wallpapers. Detail of Rococo giltwood pier table, c. Gilded overmantel mirror and French ormolu and marble clock in the Cabinet. The wallpaper had to be given a new backing, but the extremely brittle and fragile condition of the paper made this an unexpectedly tricky task. Sometimes the scenery was panoramic, requiring the joins to be either very exact or fudged and disguised.
Lucy is preparing an exhibition about these and other discoveries at Woburn opening on 11 April which will highlight the links between the orientalist elements in the interiors and the Asian plants and chinoiserie garden features outside.
The early history of Chinese wallpapers is tantalisingly vague. The Chinese wallpaper at Felbrigg Hall.
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Although he worked felbirgg the context of Palladianism, he emphasized the need to make classical architecture fit contemporary needs. The Dining Room was created by Paine inbut its family portraits and reused mirrors connect it to the previous century. Treasure Hunt National Trust Collections.
The felbrifg ceiling and the pedimented chimneypiece are typical of Paine. Full description Some of the sheets in this wallpaper were printed from the same blocks as some of the wallpaper sheets at Ightham Mote see NT Top-lit staircase halls were one of his specialities.
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