Lincrusta-Walton

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Description

[Crown Decorative Product, England] A brand name for a flexible, embossed sheet of composition. First manufactured in 1875, Lincrusta-Walton sheets were composed of cellulose, such as cork, bound with oxidized linseed oil. The sheets were embossed, then tooled to resemble leather. They were typically used for ceilings and wainscot. Lincrusta-Walton sheets were used by J.S.Sargent in the Boston Public Library murals "Triumph of Religion". Lincrusta sheets were popular until about 1920. A resurgence increased their use again in the 1990s.

See also Anaglypta®.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Lincrusta Walton

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996 Comment: Manufactured in 1875, patented in 1877 and in common use until the 1920s
  • Website address 1 Comment: fttp://homearts.com.bvah/12embof1.htm
  • Teri Hensick, contributed information, 1998 Comment: used extensively by J.S.Sargent in the Boston Public Library murals "Triumph of Religion"