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Mainstone Chinois®

Wander into an antique Chinese Garden, indoors (editing in progress) in new editions of wallpaper, framed canvas, fabrics, note cards, tote bags, pillows, coloring book pages, and more.

Maionstone chinoiserie, treetops in the Hamlen Collection by Holly Alderman

The wallpaper owner, Dev Hamlen envisioned new editions of his heirloom from the China Trade. The original panels are now renewed and custom printed by Wallquest, one of the most respected and innovative manufacturers for wallpaper in the US and the world, with distribution to more than 50 countries.

Available as single panels, full panoramas, textiles, scrolls, screens, tapestry, note cards and more, the garden wallpaper scenes evoke summer for all seasons in many new formats.

Fabric strike-offs now include organic cotton denim, heavy oyster linen, combed cotton sateen, cotton duck, silk habotai and artist canvas.


In 1862, Nathaniel Hamlin, age 21 of Brookline, Massachusetts sailed from Boston Long Wharf on the clipper ship Union to Calcutta, and for x months while he sailed, almost every day his parents and sister wrote letters which one can read at the x Library. He returned x months later, and made another voyage to Calcutta the next year. In March 1864, age 23, he sailed from Boston to Canton, China (illustrations - map and photo).

He bought the original hand painted wallpaper in China for his family and when he returned, established an import business and lived in Back Bay on Beacon Street. In 1871 his uncle established Mainstone Farm in Wayland, Massachusetts, a family dairy farm with a herd of Gurnsey cows, for about 80 years, and still the Hamlen farm, now the largest farm in Boston Metro West with belted Galloways, beef cattle, acres of vegetables and a rustic farm stand well loved by the region. The wallpaper was installed in the dining room in Wayland where Dev Hamlen, the owner today, had birthday parties.

Chinese garden wallpapers painted over a century ago are extremely rare. This style may now be one of a kind, with the only similar papers in a UK National Trust house, Brockett Hall 22 miles north of London.


Mainstone Farm belts galloway cattle

Last year, after years of planning, more than 200 acres of Mainstone Farm was accepted by a vote at town meeting for conservation and recreation for future generations of the town to enjoy forever the walking trails, pond skating and bird watching next to farm fields.

Chinese wallpaper originals and digital files, cropped images and products in development all Copyright ©2017 by Devens H. Hamlen, all rights reserved.

Holly Alderman WALLGAZE Wallpaper Chinoiserie Panels 1 and 2 Prints

New fine art editions of antique wallpaper

Chinoiserie Gardens - Fall Specials

2 canvas prints, framed art

Frames: Black or White or Silver, 1/2" wide

Colors: Garden hues and original/renewed light blue background, and customized

Size: 24"w x 60"h above, buy one or both

An example of many pairs and trios

Canvas: Artist fine quality

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Gray and blue backgrounds

Holly Alderman WALLGAZE Wallpaper Chinoiserie Garden Hamlen Collection gray background

Holly Alderman WALLGAZE Wallpaper Chinoizerie Gardens the Hamlen Collection

 Holly Alderman Wallpaper Chinoiserie  Hamlen Collection Spring Special art square Pheasants

More choices

2 canvas prints, framed art

Frames: Black or White or Silver, 1/2" wide

Sizes: 40"x40", 30"x30", 24"x24", 30"x40" 

Featuring: Above, one square of several; email or call to discuss your design vision

Or paper, premiere non woven wallpaper with a beautiful antique look and feel, made in USA and forest certified. For luxury hospitality specifications, certified fire rated FR substrates.

Example of framed print, dark gray background -

Holly Alderman WALLGAZE Wallpaper Chinoiserie Garden The Hamlen Collection gray background framed print

Order: One panel, several, or full panoramas

Estimates: Each inquiry or order receives a custom estimate valid for 30 days. List Prices are price guides for 'sale' offers and boutique items. Turnaround is 3 to 6 weeks.

Proof: For accuracy, a color proof is sent for approval before custom printing.

Fabrics: Combed cotton sateen, Heavy oyster linen, Organic cotton denim, Cotton duck, Silk habotai, and Artist canvas

Colors: New proofs and possibilities

Holly Alderman Wallpaper Scenes Chinoiserie Gardens The Hamlen Collection Colors Gray, Charcoal, Apricot, Gold, Tan

Chinoiserie Garden Wallpaper Copyright ©2017 Devens H. Hamlen.

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