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Rose and Sprig Border

American (Boston), circa 1795-1810


The Rose and Sprig Border was found in an abandoned tavern in Maine along with Adelphi’s Moses Grant Stripe. The pattern is typical of the narrow borders used at the end of the 18th and early-19th centuries. They were placed at every margin, including window and door architrave moldings, as well as at the ceiling, chair rail and baseboard.

On the original document the leaves were printed with a green varnish rather than with distemper paint. This is due to the fact that some green pigments of the time tended to fade in the chalk based medium. Adelphi is able to produce this pattern with either varnish or distemper, depending on the specific installation requirements.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 4 inches, width 2 ⅛ inches

Metric Measurements: 11.4 cm, 5.1 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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