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Blue Hill Stripe

Discovered in the parlor of an 1803 Federal house in Blue Hill, Maine this dramatic pattern is an excellent example of the melding of two motifs: one, a set of stripes and the other a dense, overall foliate. The concise interplay between these two components, plus the bold use of colors, strongly suggest a French … Continued

Arthur and Robert Stripe

Several intact examples of this pattern, with its companion Anthemion Border, exist: on the walls of Selso Slot (castle) in Denmark, at the Cabinet des Estampes of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and in the collection compiled by Patrice Mauny. It was printed in 1799 by the Parisian firm of Arthur et Robert, two English … Continued