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Cory Diamond

American, most likely from New England, circa late 1770s or early 1780s


Before the Revolutionary War, most wallpaper installed in Colonial homes was imported from England or, to a lesser extent, France. There are a few reference to pre-War manufacturers in New York and Philadelphia but none in New England. However, after the War, the numbers of wallpaper manufacturers increased rapidly. Cory Diamond is an example of a pattern from an early American paperstainer, perhaps someone new to the trade.

The Cory House, in Westport, Massachusetts was constructed in 1777. Fragments of the pattern were discovered, pasted directly to the wood sheathing of the parlor; it’s easy to conjecture that the somewhat naive, crude design was produced soon after.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 7 inches, width 21 ⅜ inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 17.8 cm, 54.3 cm, 10 m.



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