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Greek Key Border

French, circa 1810-1825


The Greek Key Border was discovered along with Adelphi’s Grapevine Frieze and the Vine and Paisley pattern in Schuylerville, New York, where it was used as a decorating element around doors and windows. According to the stamped pattern number on the obverse, this particular sample was printed in the 1820s. However, the Greek Key is an earlier design and the motif remained popular throughout the 1780-1835 period. It is an extremely versatile border and can be used in numerous combinations of frieze and sidewall papers.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 3 inches, width 3 ⅜ inches

Metric Measurements: 7.6 cm, 8.9 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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