This striking and very distinctive paper,
along with the Festoon Frieze, was originally
hung in the dining room of one of the most
important and ground breaking examples of
American domestic architecture, the Pope Villa
in Lexington, Kentucky.
The house was designed in about 1815 by
Benjamin Henry Latrobe, one of America's first
professional architects, and built for Senator
John Pope and his wife Eliza, who was a
sophisticated client and participated with
Latrobe in the design. Latrobe's fusion of
classical sources and picturesque theory
places the Pope Villa among the most important
buildings of Federal America.
Adelphi has located several fragments of
similar early designs in the Independence
National Park Collection. These wallpapers
were all hung in a downtown Philadelphia
structures, leading us to surmise that the
Pebbles and Flowerpots was likely produced in
This pattern is licensed to Adelphi by the
Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation in
Repeat: 11¾ inches
Width: 21½ inches
The historic colorway image above shows two
widths of the pattern installed.
Alternate colorway images show one
complete width of the pattern.