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surviving document for Chestertown Vine was found in the Buck-Bacchus
Store, the oldest commercial building in Chestertown, Maryland (and
also the home of Adelphi's Buck-Bacchus Border). The building
constructed in 1735 by John Buck, a wealthy Devonshire, England
merchant who expanded his business holdings in the colonies.
building was purchased by William Bacchus in 1854, who used it as both
a store and a residence.
document of this pattern shows it to be not only block printed but
flocked. Adelphi's rendition replaces the flocked areas with distemper
paint. Since it is difficult to determine the exact color of
original flock, a tone-on- tone format has been selected as being
appropriate for the time period.
This pattern is
licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by The Colonial Williamsburg
Repeat 10 7/8
Width 21 1/4 inches
historic colorway image above shows two widths of the pattern
installed. Alternate colorway images show one complete width