A unique decorative arts historical innovation
Hand painted in an atelier of the China Trade, The Hamlen Collection is the height of fashion in interior design today, most comparable to a master suite commissioned in 1784 by HRH The Prince of Wales for himself.
You've found (below right) authentic trompe l'oeil antique wallpaper with patina digitally printed on eco chic sustainable wallpaper and organic fabrics customized for new audiences, Holly Alderman exclusives printed by Wallquest in USA.
Chinoiserie was the epitome of elegance of 1784 when HRH The Prince of Wales himself selected strikingly similar wallpaper for a guest suite he commissioned (below, left) at Brockett Hall, Hertfordshire, now the National Trust property about 22 miles north of London.
Photo credit: National Trust. Above right, Hamlen Collection wallpaper panels at Holly Alderman Studio.
Photo sketch - project draft
Frames: Black or White or Silver, 1/2" wide
Canvas: Artist fine quality
Colors: Garden hues and original/renewed light blue background, and customized
Size: 24"w x 60"h above, buy one or both
As an example of many pairs and trios, customized in site specific size
Subtle Renewal of Treetops by Wallquest Artists
Dev's great grandfather Nat Hamlin sailed to China by clipper ship and brought the wallpaper back to Boston in the 1860s. The rare treasure was both lost and found - lost in a barn attic, for about 70 years.
Just before digital high resolution fine art reproduction was adapted for printing wallpaper, advances in digital cameras interested Dev Hamlen and inspired him to preserve his mother's dining room panels in high resolution digital imaging to be restored, to share with new audiences.
Digital printed panel width: 54 inches, 137 cm (or 90 cm, 35.4 in)
Paper, Art Canvas, Grasscloth in vinyl substitute, Organic Cotton, Linen, Silk: Background: light blue. Also in bespoke ivory, tan, light pink, celery green, grasspaper texture, black silhouette, more.
Accessories + products in development, photos tba
Scrolls, screens, woven tapestry, note cards, totes, fashions and more
Art prints and ornamental details, treillage, borders, faux woodwork with chair rail, and wainscoting wallpaper and rolls, colors, on request
Gray and blue backgrounds
2 canvas prints, framed art
Frames: Black or White or Silver, 1/2" wide
Sizes: 40"x40", 30"x30", 24"x24", 30"x40"
Featuring: Above, one square of several; email or call to discuss your design vision
Or paper, premiere non woven wallpaper with a beautiful antique look and feel, made in USA and forest certified. For luxury hospitality specifications, certified fire rated FR substrates.
Example of framed print, dark gray background -
Order: One panel, several, or full panoramas
Estimates: Each inquiry or order receives a custom estimate valid for 30 days. List Prices are price guides for 'sale' offers and boutique items. Turnaround is 3 to 6 weeks.
Proof: For accuracy, a color proof is sent for approval before custom printing.
Fabrics: Combed cotton sateen, Heavy oyster linen, Organic cotton denim, Cotton duck, Silk habotai, and Artist canvas
Colors: New proofs and possibilities
The wallpaper was installed in the dining room in Wayland where Devens Hamlen, the owner today, had birthday parties. Dev envisioned renewed editions and managed the digital capture of original panels removed from the house for restoration.
Nathaniel Hamlin, age 21 of Brookline, Massachusetts sailed from Boston Long Wharf on the clipper ship Union to Calcutta, and for 6 months while he sailed, almost every day his parents and sister wrote letters later collected in a volume for the family. He returned months later, and made another voyage to Calcutta the next year. Age 23, he sailed from Boston to the Pacific, to Hawaii and then 'Canton', China (illustrations tba - map and photo).
He bought the original hand painted wallpaper in China for his family and when he returned, established an import business and lived in Back Bay on Beacon Street. In 1871 his uncle established Mainstone Farm in Wayland, Massachusetts, a family dairy farm with a herd of Gurnsey cows, for about 80 years, and still the Hamlen farm, now with Belted Galloways, beef cattle, five acres of vegetables and a rustic farm stand well loved by the region.
Last year, after years of planning, more than 200 acres of Mainstone Farm was accepted by a vote at Wayland town meeting for conservation and recreation for future generations of the town to enjoy forever the walking trails, pond skating and bird watching next to farm fields.
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All these limited editions, images, papers and fabrics are Copyright ©2018 by Devens H. Hamlen, all rights reserved.