Adelphi Paper Hangings offers wallpapers that are reproduced using the same hand-printing methods and materials employed circa 1720-1860, after which machine printing methods began to dominate the industry. Our work is based on continuing research into methods, materials, techniques and styles. Each order is individually hand printed by skilled artisans without compromises in quality, historical accuracy or consistency, and every aspect of Adelphi’s product – from paper types and paint composition to printing methods – has been thoroughly researched in institutions and archives in the U.S., England and France.
Working from original documents that range from an entire wall’s worth of antique wallpaper to a modest box of faded, water damaged scraps still attached to chunks of plaster, Adelphi Paper Hangings has successfully reproduced wallpapers which date from the 1740s through the 1930s. By understanding the nature of historic paints, the muting effect of time, as well as the historic context and fashions, Adelphi Paper Hangings can successfully interpret documentary evidence and accurately reproduce the style, character and look of original period documents.
Our commitment to quality, historical accuracy and uncompromising production values are our assurance to customers that Adelphi products are the finest quality block printed papers available on the market today.
In addition to historic American, French and English patterns from its own extensive collection of original wallpaper documents, Adelphi offers patterns licensed from the following archives and from many other historic institutions and private collections.
A partial client list of historic sites and museums includes:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, VA
House of the Seven Gables
James Madison’s Montpelier
Montpelier Station, VA
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Old Sturbridge Village
Sir John Soane’s Museum