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Middlefield Sprig

American, circa 1825-1850

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Farmers' Museum.


Unlike contemporary wallpaper patterns, those of the 19th century tended to remain in a manufacture’s line for many years. Adelphi’s Middlefield Sprig pattern is an example.

Stylistically, the pattern could date from as early as about 1825. A large fragment from about this time was found in a doctor’s house in Middlefield, New York, printed with Prussian blue. A second version from nearby Cooperstown utilized Ultramarine blue, a pigment not commonly associated with wallpaper until the early 1840s. Historically, it would have been installed with a large scale border or frieze.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 18 ¾ inches, width 19 ½ inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 47.6 cm, 49.5 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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