In the last article, I gave you a brief overview of the types of decorations Elizabethan did to their walls, but no images. So this week I’ll start showing you some fabulous examples.
Amanda Poirier-Kratz has put together a fabulous Pintrest board already: Tudor and Elizabethan Painted Interiors. Her board includes images of sixteenth-century painted plaster walls, painted oak paneling and painted ceilings. Most of the images are English, but there are a few Continental examples as well. I highly encourage you to check it out!
Here are a few of my favorites from her collection:
This wall is decorated with knots, scrollwork, flowers and proverbs. This one reads, “Better is a dinner with greene hearbes where love is, then a fat oxe and hatred therewith.” From a house in Ledbury, Herefordshire.