100 years ago in COUN­TRY LIFE

July 21, 1917

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

MOD­ERN wall­pa­per de­sign, as dis­tinct from re­pro­duc­tive work, dates from Mor­ris. When he came on the scene, ug­li­ness and af­fec­ta­tion had be­come in some mud­dled way al­most es­sen­tial to re­spectabil­ity. One finds at times in old houses layer upon layer of wall­pa­per dat­ing back to the pre-mor­ris pe­riod, and one gets a glimpse in the frag­ments of dis­in­terred rem­nants of the hor­rors that have been and some idea of the debt we owe to Mor­ris. The ‘Spindle­wood’ (above), by Messrs. Jef­frey and Co., Mor­timer Street, W., is typ­i­cal of the mod­ern wall­pa­per in the Mor­ris man­ner.

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