Carter & Company specializes in the meticulous reproduction of significant historic wallpapers. Working from available documentation, such as fragments of the original pattern or photographs, we define each design element and determine colors in order to restore patterns to their original state. We retain the exact measurements of the document. The recreated wallpaper pattern is then silk-screened by hand using water-based inks.
Generally, reproduced patterns are added to our Historic Collection and made available for sale to the public. Currently, the collection includes over 300 patterns.
Our extensive collection of fine handprinted historic wallpaper reproductions contains patterns from the early 19th through the mid 20th century, both European and American. The bulk of our collection comes from American designs that were found from coast to coast, north and south, following the trail of settlers in the Midwest, Colorado, California and Alaska. Some of our papers are from the Civil War period, and we have a growing collection of unusual Anglo-Japanese designs. We have several wallpaper patterns from England and France that are exceptionally beautiful. We are also beginning to see increased interest in 20th century wallpaper from the 20s and 30s, as well as turn of the century.
The patterns in our Historic Wallpaper Collection are printed in their document colors; additional colorways are available when noted, as well as custom coloring.
We do not retire our historic wallpaper reproductions from the collection, since we feel that all of them are historically significant; all of them are available to order.
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