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The Story of Chinese Wallpaper in British Country Houses Hanne Sutcliffe Tuesday 08 October 2019

Chinese wallpapers were an absolute status symbol among the aristocrats and upper classes. A room or more decorated in ‘China Paper’ was a must in the late 17th century and 18th century. The imported painted Chinese sheets were auctioned in London and were extremely expensive. Each sheet had either exotic flower and bird patterns or scenes of ‘life in China’. Many British stately homes have wonderful rooms decorated with exquisite ‘China Papers’. There are tales to tell on how they arrived in the first place.