Close Search

Ribbon Border

French, circa 1800

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


This border exists in two documented colorways; the one reproduced above was discovered near Concord, Massachusetts; the other was found in Liege and is now is a private collection in Belgium.

Probably of French origin, the striking use of lime green and pale lilac is typical of the French predilection for sophisticated color combinations during the first two decades of the 19th century. The animated rhythm of the border works well with any small figured sidewall or plain paper in a formal area.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 1 ¾ inches, width 5 ¼ inches

Metric Measurements: 4.4 cm, 13.3 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).

Learn More

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.

Learn More