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wall covering

manufactured by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd., about 1925

This is a wallpaper sample by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd from around 1925. It has a royal blue design of intertwined trees and branches hung with yellow and orange lanterns over a grey/ brown speckled background with a partially obscured moon at the centre. Popular colours for these sorts of designs included jade green, purple, red, orange, midnight blue and black. Richly coloured and exotic designs were considered particularly appropriate for parlours, halls and staircases.

Object Number

SW2258

height: 742mm
width: 221mm

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

Zoƫ Hendon (ed.), The Hasler Gallery, London, 2015.

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