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Festoon Frieze

American (Boston or Philadelphia), circa 1795

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation.


This neo-classical pattern is based on one found at the 19th century Pope Villa, a house designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe in Lexington, Kentucky. A slightly different version, now in the collection of Historic New England was retrieved from Montpelier, Henry Knox’s home in Thomaston, Maine.

The imitation of fabric in wallpaper design was a common neo-classical device at the end of the 18th century. The festoon in this pattern is complete with a bottom fringe, gimp at the top, tassels between swags and embroidered motifs. This frieze would have been accompanied by a thin border outlining the other margins of the wall.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 21 ½ inches, , width 10 inches.

Metric Measurements: 54.6 cm, 25.4 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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