Old nails were handmade, square and often had beaten heads and were generally uneven in appearance; whilst modern nails (post circa 1880) are mass produced and uniform.Look for a blackened area of wood around corroded iron nails.All of the patterns in our collection are authentic, old stock vintage wallpaper rolls from the 1930s to the 1970s.
If you have questions, please refer to our helpful guides at the bottom of this page, or feel free to contact us by phone or email."New" refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, and "Used" refers to an item that has been used previously.We have been collecting and selling vintage wallpaper for over 20 years.Always look for worn components in the right places, take your time to check the piece carefully and look for signs of use on the base of the feet, drawer runners, chair rail stretchers and any area of potential wear. Email: [email protected] normal opening hours are Monday To Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm.Are the 'Pin' and the'Tail' a different size and shape from each other, if they are identical then the joint may have been manufactured by an automated process. Cottages and smaller homes in the early Victorian era were ordinarily plain plaster.Distinctions in social standing were apparent in the differences between the furnishings and wallcoverings of a grand mansion and farmhouse.He developed his figurative style through his picture-books for children, for which he is famous.The best known of his works, are revelations in their own way.In the past, walls were decorated in some fashion, usually by painting directly upon the plaster.Later, tapestries, silk and paneling took the place of this fresco work and in the homes of the wealthy, giving a beautiful decorative background for the architectural finish and detail of the other furnishings.