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A Journey between Cultures: Manor Farm's Wallpaper

This exhibition brought to life the exceptional 17th century wallpaper at Manor Farm House.

Manor farm wall paper

This example of early interior design has been in place at the Manor Farm House since c1700. The special exhibition includes loans from the British Library, English Heritage and Sandersons archive. Designed by Abraham Price and produced in London by the Blue Paper Warehouse, its 'Chinoiserie' pattern highlights the importance of trade in relation to British design history. 

The wallpaper was assessed by English Heritage in 2007 as one of the oldest surviving examples of domestic English wallpaper to still hang on its original wall. Until 2007 this treasure remained hidden underneath wood panelling, its presence unsuspected. This exhibition will bring long-deserved attention to this outstanding artifact.

Date: This was a temporary exhibition running from 5 September until 25 October 2018.

*The Visitor Centre at Manor Farm House is open to visitors thanks to volunteer staff. This does occasionally mean that we are unable to open as scheduled. Please keep an eye out on our twitter handle @ManorFarmLondon for up to date notifications. 

Listen to the audio guide as you go round:


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