London, England: Simpkins, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.; Manchester, England: The Decorative Arts Journal Co., Ltd. [etc.], 1881-1949 [Text in English]
[The years covered initially by Arts:Search will be 1883 to 1907 (with gaps). Available soon]
Journal of Decorative Art was the official organ of the
National Association of Master House Painters of England
and Wales. It was published monthly and contains detailed
national and regional reports on current technical and
design trends in the decorative arts, particularly furniture
and surface decoration, together with trade news and reports.
Possibly because it was a trade journal with a limited circulation, The Journal of Decorative Art is extremely scarce. It is an invaluable source for research on late Victorian and early twentieth century British decorative art from an industry perspective.