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Everard Medallion

English circa 1760

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


The source for this pattern is a wallpaper fragment discovered beneath a 19th century cornice in the Thomas Everard House in the historic 18th century town of Williamsburg, Virginia.

The diamond shaped design is formed by four slender scrolled leaves surrounding a foliate medallion. The scrolling and symmetry of the leaves are typical of the rococo period.

This pattern utilizes a simply color scheme and a clever printing technique known as “slip-printing”. Unlike most multicolored papers, which require a separate carved block for each color, this pattern creates a shadow effect by using only one. First the block prints the black and then, shifting registration slightly, it is used to print the white foreground image.

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

Metric Measurements: 53.3 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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