Jeffrey & Co., about 1900
This wallpaper was produced in about 1900 for manufacturer Jeffrey & Co.
The pattern uses a damask motif to create a traditional design. ‘Damask’ is a particular type of woven textile originally produced in Damascus, but also refers to complex, stylised patterns such as this.
Historically inspired wallpapers such as this offered an alternative to the innovative Art Nouveau designs that were increasingly popular with British consumers at the turn of the century.