A small fragment of a Fleur-de-lis pattern underneath the blue hatched pattern. Fleur-de-lis is a stylised lily and can often be seen in heraldic designs. The stylised flower motif has overtime become associated with royalty. It is a reoccuring design in wallpaper too.
This beautiful fragment of wallpaper was hidden underneath a layer of turquoise matt emulsion and is the only sample of the design. The black figures are made of thick chalky distemper.
This laminate of two wallpaper layers is very dirty and damaged. The small square of pinkish pattern shows the original colour of the paper where an overlap has saved some of the pattern from fading and dirt.
House 55 has a lot of laminates; most of them have several layers of paint on top. Like this one much of the paint is very mouldy and brittle.