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Everard Damask

English, 1760

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


This wallpaper is reproduced from fragments found on the walls of the dining room at the Thomas Everard House in the historic town of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. It is an excellent example of the large scale floral and foliate imitations of damask textiles that were popular in the mid 1700s.

“Flocking” was often used to imitate fabric in wallpaper patterns and was one of the earliest styles of wallpaper. However, the production of flocked papers involved a laborious and expensive process of using varnish to adhere dyed and chopped wool to the paper. A less expensive technique was employed to print the original document of this pattern: by printing a deep color on top of a lighter shade of the same hue, the pattern mimics the effect of flocking. These types of papers were often referred to as “mock flocks.”

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 19 ⅛ inches, width 21 inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 49 cm, 53.3 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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