Victorian

The Victorian period (1837-1901) was the most exuberant period for wallpaper use in the home. A love of richness of design and colour, coupled with new industrial strengths in the use of machine printing, brought the use of wallpaper within reach of all of society. Usually hand-printed until the 1860's, wallpaper saw its availability and popularity explode after that time, encompassing entire roomsets of dado, wallpaper, frieze and ceiling papers.

Charles Rupert Designs has accurately reproduced a selection of Victorian wallpapers. Please see the Menu at right.

'Fleur de Lis & Rose' wallpaper from the 1860's