Early 18th-Century Swedish Wallpaper Fragment

Early 18th-Century Swedish Wallpaper Fragment

A beautiful fragment of early 18th-century wallpaper from the region of Ydre in Sweden. It’s probably printed onto fabric and partially hand-painted. It hung until around 1960 when it was taken down and mounted in a wooden frame.

Such an unusual piece of history and a highly decorative piece.

Medium: Printed fabric
Overall size: 27½” x 27½” / 68cm x 68cm
Year of creation: c. 1730
Condition: Areas of restoration.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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