Adena Pin Ring Bamboo and Drapery
Berrien
                                  House Trellis
Bees and Stars Berrien House Trellis
Bixby Vine Blue Hill
                                  Stripe
Bixby Vine & Drapery Blue Hill Stripe
Coffered
                                  Rosette Fancy
                                  Ashlar
Coffered Rosette
Fancy Ashlar
Franklin Stripe King Caesar Stripe
Franklin Stripe King Caesar Stripe
Madison
                                  Damask
Laurel Harlequin Madison Damask
Net
Moses Grant Stripe Net
Pebbles
                                  and Flowerpots Philadelphia Harlequin
Pebbles and Flowerpots Philadelphia Harlequin
Plymouth Ashlar Princ- Rollins Marble
Plymouth Ashlar Prince-Rollins Marble
Ribbon
                                  Sprig
Ribbon Sprig  

 

 
Laurel Harlequin
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American (Boston) circa 1811-1817

This lovely geometric pattern was printed by Moses Grant Jr. and was found in the 2nd Harrison Gray Otis House, designed by Charles Bulfinch and built on Beacon Hill about 1800. The Otis's moved from this house about 1806 and the paper was probably installed by Mrs. George Gibbs, a wealthy Newport widow, shortly after she bought the house in 1810.

The somewhat abstract, geometric Harlequin styles were popularized by the French about 1800; American printers, emulating the latest French fashion, printed many of these harlequin patterns from 1800-1820. The harlequin effect is achieved by splitting motifs symmetrically and printing each half into a contrasting color.

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by Historic New England.

Repeat 1118 inches
Width 21 inches
Straight Match

The historic colorway image above shows two widths of the pattern installed.  Alternate colorway images show one complete width of the pattern.