This versatile historic border has been found in
installations on both sides of the Atlantic. A flocked version, in
crimson flock on a crimson ground, was used between 1764-1766 in the
New Harvard Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts to edge a large scale
damask of the same colorway. In the last quarter of the 18th century,
it was printed in black on yellow ochre and hung in Uppark House, West
Sussex, England. A third example is the archives of the Victoria and
The Cable Chain Border works equally well with
rich flocked papers, polychrome chintzes or simple patterns, such as
Adelphi's Hamilton Urns. It is also highly appropriate choice to
supplement plain papers.
This pattern is licensed form the collection of
Historic New England.
Width 15⁄16 inches