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Butterfly Chintz

French, circa 1770

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


The original antique document for this pattern was purchased by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for its collection. Little is known about the origins of this early French pattern, although the use of multiple floral species emanating from a single vine was a popular one. Exceptionally beautiful, it illustrates how closely fabric and wall hangings correlated in the first three quarters of the 18th century. While its large scale can easily compliment any spacious room, the chintz works surprisingly well in more intimate spaces.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 42 inches, width 21 ½ inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 106.7cm , 54.6 cm, 10 m.


Border Pairing

Egg and Dart Border

English, 1768


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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