National Trust II Papers Collection

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‘National Trust Papers II’ is an eclectic collection of contemporary designs based on original patterns from the National Trust’s historic houses.

‘National Trust Papers II’ comprises 42 colourways across seven designs; the collection is a celebration of enduring design, with the origins of these contemporary wallpapers spanning over 400 years of historic decoration.

Each wallpaper in the collection has been redrawn and recoloured, whilst respectfully acknowledging the traditional methods and materials from which they were originally crafted.
Design elements are taken from Georgian and Victorian block-printed papers and also from older, decorative objects including a leather wall-hanging and a 15th century tapestry.
The contemporary interpretation of each design makes this a truly timeless collection of papers for homes of all architectural styles.
Beech Nut (Oxburgh Hall) c.1782 from National Trust Papers II Collection An authentic, late Georgian design, this paper was uncovered at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk. Originally used within a brightly-coloured, flocked, floral border, the leaf and nut element was block-printed in a rather more subdued grey colourway. While its six contemporary...
Burges Snail (Knightshayes Court) c.1878 from National Trust Papers II Collection Built between 1869 and 1874, Knightshayes Court in Devon was designed for the Heathcoat Amory family by the Gothic Revivalist architect and interior designer William Burges. An eccentric and, at-times, controversial character, he designed some of the most original...
Mandalay (Bateman’s) c.1712 from National Trust Papers II Collection This tree of life design is drawn directly from the leather wallcoverings in the dining room at Bateman’s, a Jacobean mansion in East Sussex. Elaborate designs such as these were inspired by 17th-century Indian chintzes, which often depicted sinuous flowering trees with...
Massingberd Blossom (Gunby Hall) c.1905 from National Trust Papers II Collection The wallpaper from which this design is drawn, is most likely of British Edwardian origin, but stylistically is very representative of the era’s passion for oriental design, which – in a time of pre-modern artistic sensibility - was seen...
Millefleur (Montacute House) c.1478 from National Trust Papers II Collection The floral detail in this design is drawn directly from an incredibly rare, important and lovingly-conserved object, the oldest tapestry in the care of the National Trust. Residing at Montacute House in Somerset, the 10m2 piece is woven from wool...
Moy (The Argory) c.1875 from National Trust Papers II Collection Little is known about this small-scale print found at The Argory, just outside Moy in Northern Ireland. The surviving fragment is estimated to be late-19th century in origin, and was printed using diluted watercolours rather than a more conventional, substantial...
Tulip (Erddig, Wrexham) c.1898 from National Trust Papers II Collection Considered to be one of Britain’s finest country houses, Erddig, just outside Wrexham in North Wales, is home to an abundant collection of wallpapers. Some still adorn the walls of the state rooms, but many more have been found as samples...


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