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Garland and Tassel Frieze

American, circa 1790-1805

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by Old Sturbridge Village.


Combinations of floral garlands arranged in festoons were very popular from 1790 until about 1820. The tassel motif appears in many French patterns, especially the lambrequin papers of the 1770s and 1780s. Boston printers Appleton Prentiss manufactured a “Festune” border very similar to this one in the 1790s.

This particular frieze has been found in two installations: a neoclassical grey colorway was hung along with Adelphi’s Arabesque Pigeons in the 1794 Lazarus LeBaron House in Sutton, Massachusetts. Another version, on a buff ground and hung with a plain green paper, was hung in the Pendleton House in Morehead City, North Carolina.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 10 ⅜ inches, , width 7 inches

Metric Measurements: 26.4 cm, 17.8 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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