Leather wallpapers (Peaux d'Espagne, Guadamiciles) were a popular wall ornamentation in the Baroque style, mostly made of thin calfskin, goatskin or sheep leather with paint, as well as silver-plated and gilded elements. They were mainly found in the dwellings of nobles and aristocrats. Leather wall coverings probably originated in Andalusia and North Africa as a Moorish invention, before becoming common throughout Spain and France. From the 18th century onwards, paper wall coverings gradually replaced leather.
Leather cover and motifs of leather tapestries - seen in the German leather museum DLM - Deutsches Ledermuseum in Offenbach.
Leather wallpaper in the restaurant "Waldschänke Moritzburg" in Dresden, Germany.
Leather wallpaper with gold leather (leaf silver with paintwork) in the castle Jever, Germany.