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Wallcovering identification

Postby chooseopen » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:24 pm

I pulled some trim from my dining room today. Underneath I found some interesting old wallcovering. This first picture is a textured surface that covers the lower 4ft of the wall. Thicker than paper. Not like cardboard, but more like wood veneer. Is this lincrusta?
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The second picture is of a wallpaper pattern right above the green. It is only 4 inches wide like a wallpaper border. Interestingly it depicts a princess? and a horse....

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And lastly, the upper portion of the wall had this pastel colored paper:
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Re: Wallcovering identification

Postby McCall » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:46 am

Yup, sure looks like lincrusta to me, I have it in my house as well.
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Re: Wallcovering identification

Postby GothicHome » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:45 pm

Chose open, I'll bet your upper wall paper will be a mural. They were very popular in the Victorian age. If you really wanted to impress you guests at the supper table a mural was the way to do it. Being the age of revival styles heraldic images were much favored. A harking back to a more Noble time. A lot of the later influence was William Morris and the preraphalite movement. Your's does not have that look or feel of Morris influence but of a more subdued scene. Never the less if it can be preserved at all and a period look is what your after then give it a try. If not there are a few restoration wall paper companies out there that sell period reproduction murals. And yes, I to believe you lycrusta ( or at the least a period competator) on the bottom half.

http://www.victorianweb.org/painting/fm ... ngs/4.html

Check this site out for a little bit of history.

An even better site.

http://www.squidoo.com/oldhouseinterior ... perhistory
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Re: Wallcovering identification

Postby Texas_Ranger » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:12 pm

I'd say it's probably anaglypta, not lincrusta. Lincrusta is actual (thin) linoleum, whereas anaglypta is cotton and wood pulp.
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Re: Wallcovering identification

Postby McCall » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:49 pm

This is mine with way too many coats of paint
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And that is Lincrusta. When one of my sons saw it he asked why I had lots of little electric guitars on the walls.
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Re: Wallcovering identification

Postby mr Lincrusta » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:11 am

Hi All,

Andy Lincrusta technical manager UK, I must admit that the produt you have looks like a cameiod which was a derivative of Lincrusta Lincrusta is made from a Linseed putty, and not linolieum!!

The picture looks like a design from cameiod a pulp cotton based product almost looks like a cardboard from behind.

please if you can send me a better photo I will look at the historical books and see if i can find the design.

my email address andy.sarson@cwvgroup.com

if any one requires any further information either visit http://www.lincrusta.com or e amil me

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