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Lamb’s Tongue Border

English, circa 1800-1810


The motif for this border is drawn directly from classical ornamentation and is know in a number of variants from American, English, and French sources. The Historic New England archive contains a very similar border printed by Zecheriah Mills in Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1802-1807. Another border was discovered in Richmond, Virginia on a circa 1800 “tester” (canopy) bed attributed to Duncan Pfyffe. A third version was found in Marshgate House outside of London, England, and dates from about 1810. And a very similar motif has been found on a French dado paper from circa 1800.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat ¾ inches, width 1 ⅛ inches

Metric Measurements: 1.9 cm, 2.7 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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