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Hedge House Stripe

American, circa 1865-1875

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by The Plymouth Antiquarian Society.


This charming stripe pattern was discovered in a small closet of the historic 1809 Hedge House in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The ell in which it was found includes several chambers known to have been modernized in the 1860s to included plumbing and gas lighting. When the Plymouth Antiquarian Society decided to restore two adjoining rooms to their 19th century appearance, a large piece of the closet paper was removed and conserved in order to accurately reproduce the the pattern and its original colors.

By the 1860s machine roller printing began to replace block printing as the dominant technology of the industry. Even so, during the transition period pattern design often retained a strong influence from the block printing era. Later, smaller, repetitive design motifs not well suited for hand printing began to dominate block printing largely disappeared until it was revived towards the end of the 19th century in the Arts and Crafts movement.

Adelphi occasionally reproduces patterns from this post-1860s period if the design and color characteristics lend themselves well to block printing.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 10 ½ inches, width 18 ⅝ inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 26.4 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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