This neo-classical pattern is based on one found
at the 19th century Pope Villa, a house designed by Benjamin Henry
Latrobe in Lexington, Kentucky. A slightly different version, now in
the collection of Historic New England was retrieved from Montpelier,
Henry Knox's home in Thomaston, Maine.
The imitation of fabric in wallpaper design was a
common neo-classical device at the end of the 18th century. The festoon
in this pattern is complete with a bottom fringe, gimp at the top,
tassels between swags and embroidered motifs. This frieze would have
been accompanied by a thin border outlining the other margins of the
This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings
by the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation.
Repeat 21½ inches
Width 10 inches