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Ipswich Sprig

English, circa 1760

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by Historic New England.


Small sprig motifs gained popularity in the 1760s and remained in fashion until about 1815, after which they gave way to papers with larger scale repeats.

A reproduction of this pattern (discovered in Ipswich, Massachusetts) was commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution for use in the 1760s parlor of the Choate House at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The pattern has also been installed in Colonial Williamsburg. Historically, it was used in a parlor, dining room or, perhaps, a best bedchamber.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 2 ⅝ inches, width 21 ½ inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 6.6 cm, 54.6 cm, 10 m.


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Floret Border

English, circa 1768


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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