Lincrusta, a deeply embossed wallcovering, was invented by Frederick Walton in 1877. It was primarily used at that time, in a host of applications from royal homes to railway carriages. Many examples over a hundred years old can still be found throughout the world; and are commonly found in Victorian restoration projects along with being frequently used in commercial projects such as hotel foyers, bars, restaurants, and casinos.
In the arena of historic wallcoverings and specifically Lincrusta, EverGreene has provided extensive conservation and restoration services for several large-scale historic building restoration projects as well as smaller undertakings. Select wallcoverings successfully treated by EverGreene include Lincrusta, Anaglypta, Tynecastle Wallcovering, flocked, gilded burlap, hand-blocked, and similar variations such as pastiglia. Although these are collectively categorized as wallcoverings, each type was produced from a unique manufacturing process. Consequently, each wallcovering type presents unique characteristics that require us to research and develop specialized conservation treatment protocols based on our expertise.
We have tailored programs that employ a combination of conservation cleaners and consolidants to appropriately treat and stabilize a variety of historic wallcoverings including Lincrusta. In instances where original material is missing or damaged, we have innovated the use of fine detail casting and micro-sculpting methods to seamlessly re-instate material losses.