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Farnsworth Damask

Construction on the Farnsworth Homestead, in Rockland, Maine began in 1854 for William Farnsworth – a successful local businessman. This large-scale damask is typical of patterns which were intended for parlors and hallways of mid-19th century homes. The proliferation of C scrolls and acanthus scrolls were embellished with metallic bronze infills which create a sense … Continued

Webb House Damask

A flocked version of this flowering vine with diaper pattern is found in a bedroom of the 1752 Webb House in Wethersfield, Connecticut. It is supposed to have been hung in 1781 in preparation for a visit from George Washington, although that date is perhaps late for this pattern. The use of such a very … Continued

Walpole Damask

Despite its lengthy repeat, this formal damask was apparently quite popular in the mid-17th century. The same pattern used at Strawberry Hill was also installed in a different colorway in the Doddington Hall (Lincolnshire) drawing room, and at Eagle House (Bathford) in yet another colorway. The original versions were, not surprisingly, flocked papers. Flocked wallcoverings … Continued

Reveillon Damask

Adelphi’s Réveillon Damask is reproduced from a fragment in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg. The pattern has also been found underneath a simple flowered paper in a house on the Quai Voltaire in Paris. It was printed by the firm of Jean-Baptiste Réveillon, the most famous French manufacturer of wallpaper in the late 18th century. … Continued

Madison Damask

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 … Continued

Everard Damask

This wallpaper is reproduced from fragments found on the walls of the dining room at the Thomas Everard House in the historic town of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. It is an excellent example of the large scale floral and foliate imitations of damask textiles that were popular in the mid 1700s. “Flocking” was often used to … Continued

Chevron and Laurel

This pattern was discovered hanging in the broad entry hall of a Greek Revival farmhouse in Schuylerville, New York. Of French origin, the pattern dates from about 1825. Unlike the other patterns found in the same house (Adelphi’s Grapevine Frieze and Greek Key Border), it was not stamped with a maker’s mark, although it is … Continued