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Egg and Dart Border

English, 1768

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Marblehead Museum & Historic Society.


This narrow border was hung with a plain ground paper in the 1768 Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The “egg and dart” form was taken directly from classical sources, where it is found decorating a variety of ancient structures. The British Neo-Palladian style of the early-18th century adopted the Egg and Dart as part of its standard vocabulary of architectural ornamentation.

Narrow borders such as these were typically placed on all margins of sidewall paper installations, used to wrap door and window architraves, and to outline the vertical and horizontal margins of wall surfaces.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 1 ⅜ inches, , width 1 ⅞ inches.

Metric Measurements: 3.5 cm, 4.5 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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