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Hermitage Leaf Border

France, circa 1825-1835

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Ladies Hermitage Association.


President Andrew Jackson imported this border around 1836 for use in his Nashville mansion, the Hermitage. Most likely printed by the great house of Jacquemart et Bernard, it displays the very essence of the French Empire style, with neoclassical ornamentation banding the bottom, a typical anthemion motif, and yellows ranging from umber to gold that achieve the effect of sunlight reflecting off of metalwork.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 5 inches, width 4 ⅞ inches

Metric Measurements: 12.7 cm, 12.2 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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