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Josiah – Hand-printed Wallpaper
Josiah – Hand-printed Wallpaper
Dimensions: 53cm(w) by 31cm(h)
A cool and distinctive colour palette complements this large-scale classical design dating from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries featuring urns, foliage and vertical columns.
This larger-scale version of the 'Josiah' design would suit the principal rooms in a dolls' house. Smaller and more intimate rooms would suit 'Josiah Minor'.
This is a reversed-out version of the design reproduced as ‘Grecian’.
Printed using fade-resistant inks on an archival quality paper with exceptional smoothness and a slightly off-white tone which does not look out of place in historical miniature settings.
Miniature Hand-printed Wallpaper © At Home with Mrs Hogarth Limited
Reproduced by kind permission of Warner Textile Archive / Braintree District Museum Trust Limited
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Quantity : The listing is for 1 sheet of miniature wallpaper.
Further Dimension Information : One of the photographs contrasts the paper with a metal rule so that the size of the pattern can be appreciated, and the size (shown in both centimetres and inches) is also clearly shown on a further ‘greyscale’ image. Please pay particular attention to the ‘repeat’ dimensions as this may influence the quantities that you require.
Scale : This miniature is in 1/12th or one inch scale.
Colour Variation : The photographs were captured in natural daylight. However there may be slight variations between the photographs and the paper that are beyond our control due to the representation of colours on your screen or monitor. Whilst every effort is taken to match inks used from batch to batch, it is advisable that you ensure that you have ordered all the papers you require for particular project so they match exactly.
Provenance : The paper has been hand-printed, one colour at a time, by At Home with Mrs Hogarth.
Packaging : The wallpaper will be carefully wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and despatched in a strong cardboard tube.
Additional Notes : Please note that no other items featured in the photography are provided – these are featured purely to provide context and inspiration. We would ask that you read our ‘Terms & Conditions of Sale’ and ‘Shipping’ and ‘Returns’ policies carefully before placing your order.
Method of Application for Hand-printed Wallpapers :
The surface receiving the Wallpaper should be clean and dry, and if glossy the surface should be lightly roughened with sandpaper.
The ceiling should be painted or papered in advance, and it is preferable to remove windows and door fittings. Dado and skirting should ideally be fitted retrospectively also.
You may find it useful to prepare a template using scrap paper prior to cutting the Wallpaper.
Use either sharp scissors or a very sharp craft knife with a new blade and a steel rule to cut the paper, and avoid 'dragging' the fibres of the paper. Exert a slightly lighter touch is this happens.
Wallpaper can be fixed to walls using a water-based wallpaper paste – which should be extremely thick – or alternatively a starch paste of the type used by bookbinders and archivists is suitable, as is ‘YES’ glue. (We use starch paste from Shepherd's Bookbinders). The paste can be applied to the reverse of the paper. Take care to ensure that the paper doesn't ‘curl in’ on itself. Paste can also be applied directly to the wall. Ensure that the spread of the paste is even and without lumps, and is ‘tacky’ rather than ‘wet’. Apply the paper and press carefully into position using a lint-free cloth or small roller or brush.
Be careful to ensure that no paste is transferred to the front of the paper as this may cause damage.
It is recommend that you use a small scrap of the Wallpaper and your proposed adhesive in a ‘trial run’ before you commence the main fixing.
Please note that the Wallpaper should not be varnished or glazed.