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Franklin Border

French or American, circa 1800-1810


Like the Franklin Stripe and Franklin Frieze, with which it was found, the Franklin Border is from the historic Meeting of the Waters house in Franklin, Tennessee. Built by Thomas Hardin Perkins in 1810, near the confluence of the Harpeth and West Harpeth Rivers, this fine Federal style house remained in the hands of Perkins’ descendents until 2007. During restoration, heavily damaged and faded fragments of the sidewall, frieze and border were uncovered. The true colors were revealed in the protected overlap areas and by microscopic analysis of the paint pigments.

The exceptional color palette and refined pattern of the Franklin Border and its accompanying patterns suggest that the ensemble is most likely of French origin.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 4 ⅞ inches, , width 6 inches.

Metric Measurements: 12.4 cm, 15.2 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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