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Mock Flock Border

England circa 1768

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Marblehead Museum & Historical Society.


Found in the 1768 Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead, Massachusetts, this border was originally hung with a color coordinated, rococo foliate sidewall pattern. It is narrow, as is typical of 1760s borders, and features a white diaper fill intended to imitate lacework. The dark leaves, printed in contrast to the lighter ground, are intended to mimic flocking. These “mock flock” papers were less expensive versions of flocked wallpapers, in which wool fibers were adhered to a design printed with varnish. One of the earliest styles of wallpaper, flocked paper itself was developed to resemble even more costly velvet damasks.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 18 ½ inches, width 1 ¾ inches

Metric Measurements: 47 cm, 4.4 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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