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Restorations : Signature restoration book / Wilson Fabrics & Wallcoverings [sample book]
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FTC 747.3 SIG
[L2006/22]
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This collection of 24 wallpaper samples is housed in a large fabric-covered handmade folder. The folder is hand labelled on spine: SIGNATURE RESTORATION BOOK. A handwritten list in biro of the samples is taped to the inside of the cover board. numbering and listing the papers under the title: Restorations. Stuck onto this list is a printed logo: Signature / Signature Prints Pty Ltd and the sticker of an agent or retailer: Keverall Thompson Agencies 4 Derrington Street / Glen Osmond S.A. / Phone/Fax: (08) 379 9020.
All of the papers were replicated through the screen printing process by the Handprint Division of Wilson's Fabrics & Wallcoverings, a division established by Wilson's in the late 1970s, soon afterwards incorporating Florence Broadhurst's collection of handprinted wallpapers. In 1989 Wilson's 'Signature Handprints' was sold to David and Helen Lennie who established their own company Signature Prints Pty Ltd.
The designs for the papers were recreated from samples of original wallpapers found during conservation work in a number of historic buildings in New South Wales, Tasmania and Queensland, including: Harrisford (house), Parramatta; Cooma Cottage, Yass; Aberglasslyn, near Maitland; Bellevue Homestead, Coominya (Qld); Bona Vista homestead, Avoca, Tasmania; the old Treasury Building, Sydney; NSW Parliament House; the Junior Officer's Quarters, Port Arthur (penal settlement).
Three of the samples relate to renovation work carried out at Vaucluse House in 1982 by conservation architect Clive Lucas: two papers based on fragments found at Hamilton Hume's house Cooma Cottage near Yass, constructed largely between the mid-1830s and the mid-1850s; and one from Bona Vista, a sandstone homestead constructed between 1832 and 1848, in Avoca, northern Tasmania, for Simeon Lord Jnr.
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[ca.1984]
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Sydney : Wilson Fabrics & Wallcoverings
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1 vol. : 24 col. wallpaper samples ; 58 cm.
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sample book
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Wallpaper frieze recreated for the Strangers' Rooms, Parliament House, SydneyDado frieze recreated for the Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament House, Sydney Dark burgundy wallpaper recreated for the Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament House, SydneyWallpaper recreated for the Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament House, SydneyWallpaper recreated for Vaucluse House, Sydney, copied form paper found at Bona Vista homestead, Avoca, TasmaniaWallpaper recreated for upstairs sitting room at Vaucluse House, Sydney, copied form paper found at Harrisford House, ParramattaWallpaper recreated for Mis Wentworth's room at Vaucluse House, Sydney, copied form paper found at Cooma CottageWallpaper recreated for Harrisford House (the King's School), Parramatta-Stencilled dado frieze recreated for foyer of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital,  SydneyWallpaper frieze recreated for Aberglasslyn House, Hunter ValleyArt nouveau design wallpaper recreated from fragments found in Parliament House, SydneyStylized bird wallpaper frieze recreated for former Treasury Building, Sydney
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Contents: 1. Wallpaper frieze recreated for the Strangers' Rooms, Parliament House, Sydney -- 2. Marble wallpaper recreated for the Strangers' Rooms, Parliament House, Sydney -- 3. Classic toile wallpaper recreated for Parliament House, Sydney -- 4.
Dado frieze recreated for the Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament House, Sydney -- 5. Dark burgundy wallpaper recreated for the Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament House, Sydney -- 6. Wallpaper recreated for the Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament House, Sydney -- 7. Wallpaper frieze recreated for the Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament House, Sydney, c1983 -- 8. Ceiling paper recreated for the Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament House, Sydney, c1983 -- 9. Wallpaper recreated for Vaucluse House, Sydney, copied form paper found at Bona Vista homestead, Avoca, Tasmania -- 10. Wallpaper recreated for upstairs sitting room at Vaucluse House, Sydney, copied form paper found at Harrisford House, Parramatta -- 11. Wallpaper recreated for Mis Wentworth's room at Vaucluse House, Sydney, copied form paper found at Cooma Cottage -- 12. Wallpaper recreated for the drawing room of Harrisford House (the King's School), Parramatta -- 13. Wallpaper recreated for Harrisford House (the King's School), Parramatta -- 14. Wallpaper frieze recreated for Bellevue Homestead, Coominya, Queensland -- 15. Wallpaper recreated for Bellevue Homestead, Coominya, Queensland -- 16. Wallpaper recreated for Junior Officers' Quarters, Port Arthur, Tasmania -- 17. Stencilled dado frieze recreated for foyer of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney -- 18. Wallpaper frieze recreated for Aberglasslyn House, Hunter Valley --19. Queenscliffe border commission by Suzie Forge -- 20. Art nouveau design wallpaper recreated from fragments found in Parliament House, Sydney -- 21. Fleur-de-lys design wallpaper recreated for former Treasury Building, Sydney -- 22. Stylized floral design wallpaper recreated for former Treasury Building, Sydney -- 23. Stylized bird wallpaper frieze recreated for former Treasury Building, Sydney -- 24. Floral wallpaper frieze recreated for former Treasury Building, Sydney.
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