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Hamlen Collection, Wallpaper

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.

Compare similar chinoiserie styles at Brockett Hall, National Trust House near London, and Mainstone Farm, Wayland, Massachusetts, Holly AldermanPhoto credit: National Trust. Above right, Hamlen Collection wallpaper panels at Holly Alderman Studio.

Photo sketch - project draft

Holly Alderman WALLGAZE Wallpaper Chinoiserie Panels 1 and 2 Prints

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

Maionstone chinoiserie, treetops in the Hamlen Collection by Holly Alderman

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.

hamlen chinoiserie in custom colors

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

Holly Alderman WALLGAZE Wallpaper Chinoiserie Garden Hamlen Collection gray background

Holly Alderman WALLGAZE Wallpaper Chinoizerie Gardens the Hamlen Collection

 Holly Alderman Wallpaper Chinoiserie  Hamlen Collection Spring Special art square Pheasants

More choices

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 -

Holly Alderman WALLGAZE Wallpaper Chinoiserie Garden The Hamlen Collection gray background framed print

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

Holly Alderman Wallpaper Scenes Chinoiserie Gardens The Hamlen Collection Colors Gray, Charcoal, Apricot, Gold, Tan

Provenance

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. 

Mainstone Farm belts galloway cattle

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.

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