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Farnsworth Damask

American or French, circa 1850s

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the William A. Farnsworth Library & Art Museum


Construction on the Farnsworth Homestead, in Rockland, Maine began in 1854 for William Farnsworth – a successful local businessman.

This large-scale damask is typical of patterns which were intended for parlors and hallways of mid-19th century homes. The proliferation of C scrolls and acanthus scrolls were embellished with metallic bronze infills which create a sense of depth.

The Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts commissioned the reproduction of Farnsworth Damask for the parlor of the family home.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 25 ¾ inches, width 19 inches, length 11 yards, half-drop match.

Metric Measurements: 65 cm, 48 cm, 10 m



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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