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Pagodas

English circa 1763

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

Description

This wallpaper and the accompanying Floret Border were hung in the 1768 Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The opulent Georgian mansion, which has been owned and preserved by the Marblehead Museum and Historical Society since 1909, features rococo interior carvings as well as early English hand-painted scenic papers from the 1760s.

The Pagodas pattern is representative of many of the chinoiserie designs popular in the mid-to-late 18th century. It was probably inspired by an engraved design published by Jean Baptiste Pillement, the source for much of the chinoiserie used as rococo ornamentation.

Adelphi offers the paper in its original colorway of pink, white and black printed on a deep grey ground. Another period colorway would employ the same printed colors on either deep blue or turquoise. This pattern was chosen by Colonial Williamsburg for an upstairs bedchamber in the Peyton Randolph house.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 42 inches, width 21 inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 106.7 cm, 53.3 cm, 10 m.

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Floret Border

English circa 1768

Samples

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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