This wallpaper is reproduced from fragments found
on the walls of the dining room at the Thomas Everard House in the
historic town of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. It is an excellent
example of the large scale floral and foliate imitations of damask
textiles that were popular in the mid 1700s.
"Flocking" was often used to imitate fabric in
wallpaper patterns and was one of the earliest styles of wallpaper.
However, the production of flocked papers involved a laborious and
expensive process of using varnish to adhere dyed and chopped wool to
the paper. A less expensive technique was employed to print the
original document of this pattern: by printing a deep color on top of a
lighter shade of the same hue, the pattern mimics the effect of
flocking. These types of papers were often referred to as "mock
This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings
by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Repeat 19½ inches
Width 21 ¼ inches
The historic colorway image above shows two widths of the
pattern installed. Alternate colorway images show one
complete width of the pattern.