£7.3m Audubon wallpaper

January 28 2016

Image of £7.3m Audubon wallpaper

Picture: Telegraph

In the early 19th Century, Lady Isabella Hertford decided to jazz up the wallpaper in her house, Temple Newsam (near Leeds) by cutting out the birds from a copy of John James Audubon's Birds of America. Since this has now become one of the most valuable books in the world, with an example selling recently for £7.3m, Lady Isabella's cut and paste could be said to be the most expensive ever. Her efforts have now been restored, and The Telegraph has the full story here.

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