Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Anaglypta (from the Greek words 'Ana' (meaning raised) and 'Glypta' (meaning Cameo)wallpapers are wood pulp papers that began to be made in the late 19th century. A substitute for more-rigid Lincrusta, a paper backed with linen, Anaglypta papers are embossed, painted and lacquered.
The following are images of conservation of Anaglypta wall coverings from a 1910 residence in South Pasadena, CA. The papers were removed during fabrication of an addition. We are treating them to remove their plaster and mud coat backings, repair tears, reduce water damage and re-affix to a rigid support for re-installation.
See more photos below:
Detail of embossed surface.
Detail of verso after removal of mud coat. Existing plaster surface is apparent.