patterns such as the Coffered Rosette, which
today might seem to be intended for a ceiling,
were, in the 19th century, typically used as a
sidewall paper for a large public space, such as
a hall or stairway.
The original document for Adelphi's
reproduction of this pattern was found
covering the lid of a well-used wooden box. At
first look the colors appeared to be a soft
salmon and dull red around the rosette, but
after close examination it turned out to be a
very bright pink and an equally confident red.
These colors are very similar to those in the
Anthemion Border, which dates from
approximately the same period.
This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper
Hangings by Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design
Museum. Reproduction of this pattern was
commissioned by the Dumbarton House,
Repeat 18 ¾ inches / 47.6 cm
Width 18 ¾ inches / 47.6 cm
The historic colorway image above shows two
widths of the pattern installed. Alternate
colorway images show one complete width of the