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Bixby Vine and Drapery pattern is similar to patterns being
printed by Moses Grant, Jr. during the same time
period. Nevertheless, it is thought that the document of this
pattern was probably not from the Grant factory but was a copy. Two
examples are known to exist. One is found lining a hide covered trunk
in the collection of Historic New England; the other was used in the
sitting room of the Bixby House, now at Old Sturbridge Village.
the design is simple, the popular harlequin format, bisecting and
mirroring the pattern with strong light and dark colors, creates a
surprising sense of volume.
This pattern is
licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by Historic New England.
Repeat 7 1/2
Width 21 3/8 inches
historic colorway image above shows two widths of the pattern
installed. Alternate colorway images show one complete width