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Fancy Ashlar

French or possibly American, circa 1800

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.


This unusual ashlar, with its fancifully specific veined stone delineated by a double dotted band, is difficult to assign a country of origin. The boldness of design and color choices suggests it could be French, while the loose rendering of the marbling may give credence to an American manufacturer.

Ashlars of this scale were intended to be installed in large public spaces such as hallways and staircases.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 18 ⅞ inches, width 18 ⅝ inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 47.0 cm, 47.3 cm, 10 m.


Border Pairing

Prentiss House Border

French, circa 1820s


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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