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  

 

 
Madison
                                  Damask
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French or English circa 1800 - 1815

Adelphi Paper Hangings was commissioned to reproduce this pattern for the main parlor at Montpelier, the historic home of President James Madison.  

The version printed for Montpelier is flocked, since it is believed that a flocked paper was originally hung in the restored room ( the original Montpelier paper has not been identified).  The version offered here is not flocked but reproduces the original colors of the archive document, which is from the Adelphi archive, originally found in a trunk in Richmond, Virginia.  Beyond that, it is difficult to determine its origin.  

While altering historic patterns is not Adelphi's customary approach when reproducing historic wallpapers, it was very much a tradition among early wallpaper manufacturers.

Our research has identified a very similar flocked wallpaper in England installed at Temple Newsam, near Leeds, in the mid-18thcentury. Another flocked version was used in 1825 at Lydiard Park, near Wiltshire. Both of these patterns were designed in such a way that the pattern could be hung as a straight match or a half drop.  Slightly later, in the 19th century, the French company Zuber modified the pattern further  to produce a non-flocked interpretation on a vibrant irisť ground.

With the exuberant splays of stylized pomegranates and plant structure it is understandable why this stunning pattern has continued to be well received in all of its versions.  

Repeat 21 1/4 inches
Width 20 5/8 inches
Half-drop Match

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