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designed by Willis, George H,
Allan, Cockshut & Co., about 1925

This chinoiserie wallpaper was designed by George H Willis, probably for Allan, Cockshut & Co., in the mid 1920s. The . The use of gilt on wallpapers in the mid 1920s was common as it enhanced the exotic effect. A romantic view of the orient was a feature of both wallpaper and textile designs of the period.

Object Number

SW679

Surface machine printed, whole drop repeat wallpaper.


height: 550mm
width: 560mm

Further Reading

Hendon, Zoe. Japantastic: Japanese-Inspired Patterns for the British Home, 1880-1930. Blurb.com, 2010.

Katagami Style , Mabuchii, Akiko; Takagi, Yoko; Nagasaki, Iwao, Ikeda, Yuko Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Mie Prefectural Art Museum; Nikkei Inc.,2012

Katagami Style [English language], Mabuchii, Akiko; Takagi, Yoko; Nagasaki, Iwao, Ikeda, Yuko: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Mie Prefectural Art Museum; Nikkei Inc.;

Hendon, Zoe. The Silver Studio and the Art of Japan, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, 2013

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