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Bead and Reel Border

English or American, circa 1840-1860

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.


The original document for this border was found in an East Lexington, Massachusetts home, trimming an ashlar sidewall paper; both papers were machine printed. The dimensional appearance is acheived by the use of four neutral colors, similar to one another in value, plus a darker gray, all set against a strong red.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 2 ⅝ inches, , width 1 ½ inches.

Metric Measurements: 6.7 cm, 3.8 cm.



Samples are available for all Adelphi Paper Hangings patterns. Standard pattern samples are 12 inches by 23 inches and are available for $15. for each pattern. Small samples, business envelope size, are available on request, at no charge (limited to 10 per customer).

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Pattern Reproduction

Color choices for our patterns are not limited to those shown.

All Adelphi patterns can be custom colored to better acknowledge the paper's context. Additional lead time is required for all custom work.

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