A wonderfully flowing floral print in a medium scale accentuated with detailed birds and butterflies. Digitally printed onto a softly textured cotton to retain all the nuances of the original painting. In five elegant colourways and suitable for all interior applications.
The 'Hoho' bird depicted in the original archival fragment derives from the mythical East-Asian version of the Phoenix. Hoho birds first started appearing in England in the 18th Century on Georgian Furniture and chinoiserie. This wallpaper was found in the entrance hall of Crowe Hall in Stutton, Suffolk. The hall was built in around 1605 for a member of the Bowes family but redesigned in a gothic style circa 1824-26 for George Reade by Richard Beales of Lawford Sussex. The design commissioned by Designers Guild is by an artist specialising in traditional chinoiserie style work for interior textiles so as to retain as much of the character of the original fragment as possible.