Does anybody know the name for walls that have been upholstered like in 18th century castles?

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Upholstered or padded walls. As you say, popular in the 18th century and the forerunner of wallpapers, many of which imitated the damask patterns of the fabric used in grand houses and castles.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Old style.

    I never heard any term.

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  • 10 months ago

    Walls were not upholstered as such but they hung tapestries on them both for decoration and as a rudimentary form of insulation.

    • Lib.rare.ian
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      Walls WERE upholstered "as such".

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Tapestry. Cothele National Trust is full of them.

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  • gerald
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    its tapestries they were fashionable and decorative there is one of the Battle of Hastings the Bayeux tapestry

  • 10 months ago

    Tapestry. You can google and find some famous ones hanging in museums.

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  • 10 months ago

    Upholstered walls is the term.

    Tapestries are hung on walls. They can also be used to upholster the walls, but frequently other fabrics were used, such as fine silk over padding.

    Upholstered walls (different from tapestries) are upholstered. They were upholstered in the 18th century, and they are upholstered today. Please, people, if you don't know the right answer, don't thumbs down the right answer.

    The walls of Chiswick House, for example, built in the 18th century, have walls upholstered in red and blue velvet damask.

    http://www.londontown.com/LondonInformation/Recrea...

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