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VICTORIAN ERA

THERE ARE 20 MINIATURE WALLPAPERS TO CHOOSE FROM IN THE CATEGORY VICTORIAN ERA DOLL'S HOUSE WALLPAPER.

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Victorian 001


VICTORIAN ERA
1837-1901
There's are an awful lot to learn about Victorian wallpaper, partly because the Victorian era covers more that 6 decades. One
just has to recall the different designs that evolved have from 1940-2000 to understand the profound changes in design that occurred during the reign of Queen Victoria.

 

 


 

Picture of D.H.Lawrence's Home

This Victorian Parlor can be seen at the

D. H. Lawrence Birthplace in Nottingham UK.

It replicates the house where D. H. Lawrence was born in 1885.The parlor is typical of working class houses from that era.

It reminds me a lot of my Granny's living room, including the dog ornaments on the mantelpiece, fireplace itself, the chair in the foreground, and the heavy [velvet?] table covering. I am remembering my Granny's house in the late 1940's, so it definitely was not the Victorian era. She and my Grandfather married around the turn of the century though, and they had a lot of children, so it is quite probable that they had the same furniture for all their married life.


SANITARY WALLPAPER
One of the problems with Victorianwallpaper was that it was difficult to keep clean. Wallpapers in kitchens or in heavy traffic areas were particularly vulnerable.

From the 1850’s on wallpaper manufacturers were seeking a way to make waterproof wallpaper. Various varnishes and other concoctions were used to coat certain wallpapers in order to make them washable.These became known as ‘sanitary wallpapers.

As well as being used in kitchens and bathrooms, sanitary wallpapers were also widely used in halls, passages and staircases.

I can vouch for this because we had some horrid brown varnished wallpaper with a raised pattern in the hallway in my childhood home. Now I am not saying that I was around in the Victorian era, but our house well over 100. I was born in the 1940's, but that wallpaper had been on our hallway walls for many years before I came along.

I can remember my Mum varnishing this wallpaper, it was only on the lower half of the wall, thank goodness,there was something much lighter on the upper walls. The varnished paper went all the way up the stairs. I knew it well because the stairs were my mother's version of of today's 'naughty chair'. There was nothing to do there except trace the raised dismond design on the wallpaper.

 

 


Victorian 002


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Victorian 012

Victorian 003



Victorian 013


Victorian 005


Victorian 015

Victorian 006




Victorian 016

Victorian 007




Victorian 017

Victorian 008




Victorian 018


Victorian 009




Victorian 019




Victorian 010



Victorian 020

 

 
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