1776 Arabesque Pigeons
Arthur and Robert Stripe Bacchus
Berrien House Sprig
Berrien House Sprig
Boston Floral Stripe
Concord Stripe and Vine Elmwood Floral
Hamilton Urn Hamilton Urn Stenciled
Jefferson Trellis Laurel Trellis
                                  Grove Arabesque Otis Federal Stripe
Locust Grove Arabesque Otis Federal Stripe
Parakeets and Pearls Plymouth Stripe & Vine
Stars and Squares
Reveillon Damask Stars and Squares
 Urns and Medallions Votive Goddess
Plain Papers
 Plain Papers


                                  & Robert Stripe
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French (Paris) circa 1799

Several intact examples of this pattern with its companion Anthemion Border exist: on the walls of Selso Slot (castle) in Denmark, at the Cabinet des Estampes of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the collection compiled by Patrice Mauny. It was printed in 1799 by the Parisian firm of Arthur et Robert, two English expatriates.

Graduations in the stripe width plus the variations of color shade demonstrate the genius of the French style for achieving the illusion of three dimensional volume on flat plane. Because of its simplicity, the printing of unembellished stripes is one of the more challenging type of patterns to block print. (Some of the earliest machines appearing in the wallpaper industry were developed for the printing of consistent, even stripes.)

The Anthemion Frieze is printed atop the stripes, matching up to the sidewall paper at the ceiling line. Or, the frieze can also be used at both ceiling and chair rail (palmettes pointing down from the ceiling and up from the chair rail).

Repeat continuous
Width 21 inches

The historic colorway image above shows two widths of the pattern installed.  Alternate colorway images show one complete width of the pattern.