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French Coffered

French, circa 1820-1835


This elegant ceiling paper was found in a store in New Berlin, New York, pasted to the plaster between shelves. No doubt it was a bit of leftover stock used to “fancy up” the premises.

The extremely skilled use of grisaille to suggest light and shadow renders it strikingly three dimensional, a classic attribute of good French papers. It’s large scale and robust proportions coupled with the use of medallions and tiling are typical of the 1820s and 1830s. Intended primarily for use on ceilings, French Coffered is also appropriate for staircase passages and hallways.

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

Metric Measurements: 47 cm, 47 cm, 10 m.


Border Pairing

Hermitage Leaf Border

France, circa 1825-1835


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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