Both the Franklin Stripe pattern and the
Franklin Frieze, shown with the historic
colorway, above, as well as the Franklin
Border are from the historic Meeting of the
Waters house in Franklin, Tennessee.
Built by Thomas Hardin Perkins in 1810, near
the confluence of the Harpeth and West Harpeth
Rivers, this fine Federal style house remained
in the hands of Perkins' descendents until
2007. During restoration, heavily
damaged and faded fragments of the sidewall,
frieze and border were uncovered, but the true
colors were revealed in the protected overlap
areas and by analysis of the paint pigments.
The Franklin Stripe is a classic field and
stripe pattern, similar to Adelphi's slightly
later Janes and Bolles series, but the bright
color palette and more refined pattern suggest
the ensemble stripe, border and frieze are
likely of French origin.
Width 19 5⁄8 inches
The historic colorway image above shows two
of the pattern installed. Alternate
colorway images show one complete width of the