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Coffered Rosette

French, circa 1800

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Reproduction of this pattern was commissioned by the Dumbarton House, Washington, DC.


Architectural patterns such as the Coffered Rosette, which today might seem to be intended for a ceiling, were, in the 19th century, typically used as a sidewall paper for a large public space, such as a hall or stairway.
The original document for Adelphi’s reproduction of this pattern was found covering the lid of a well-used wooden box. At first look the colors appeared to be a soft salmon and dull red around the rosette, but after close examination it turned out to be a very bright pink and an equally confident red. These colors are very similar to those in the Anthemion Border, which dates from approximately the same period.

Reproduction of the pattern was commissioned by the Dumbarton House, Washington, DC

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 18 ¾ inches, width 18 ¾ inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 47.6 cm, 47.6 cm, 10 m.


Border Pairing

Greek Key Border

French, circa 1810-1825


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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