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Florence Place Foliate

French, circa 1830s


The Florence Place house is no longer at its original site but at another location in Louisiana. It is not known in which room this paper was originally installed. What is certain is that this “papier peint” is French. Wallpapers imported from France were popular throughout America of the early 19th century and Louisiana was no doubt replete with them.

Only two printing blocks were needed to create this lively pattern: one to print the primary image and another to print the hints of foliage and shadows. The dramatic coupling of light versus dark and the graphic design are characteristic of French patterns of the 1830s. The pattern’s expansive structure make it most suitable for large rooms.


Imperial Measurements: Repeat 20 ⅛ inches, width 18 ½ inches, length 11 yards, half-drop match.

Metric Measurements: 51.1 cm, 47 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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