Wallpaper Conservation -- The Breakers

Newport
RI

The silver-backed dining room fireplace wallpaper surround had been severely damaged by long term water infiltration. After repairs to the chimney flashing were completed, we were asked to consolidate and repair the damaged areas. After wallpaper cleaning and the removal of compromised design elements from the entire surround, a layer of aluminum leaf was applied to replicate the foundation of the wallpaper. We then cut stencils, copying each of the wallpaper patterns, and replicated the designs and colors that formed the original.

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