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Jay Moire

French, circa 1825-1830

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Musee des arts Decortifs, Paris


There is a long practiced tradition of wallpaper imitating other decorative materials: stone, wood and, most notably, textiles such as drapery and lace. Jay Moire, depicting a fine silk, is another such example.

In 1844 in his diary William Jay noted about his visit to the Palace de L’Elysees: “Some of the apartments are hung with damask, but in most the walls are papered, & I observed in one a paper precisely like the one some years since in the parlour at Bedford, an imitation of white watered silk.”

The Friends of John Jay Homestead have commissioned the reproduction of this pattern.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 20 ¾ inches, width 19 inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 53 cm, 48 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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