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French, circa 1910-1920

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.


Adelphi’s Early-Twentieth Century Collection draws on the work and influence of the Wiener Werkstätte in Vienna and the French Moderne movement–later known as Art Deco–two of the most influential design schools of the century. Designers in Vienna and in Paris inspired and influenced a generation of designers throughout Europe and the United States, who created a huge variety of patterns that combine fantastic organic and geometric forms with a vibrant color palette.

The flowing marine design of Starfish is typical of those mass-marketed in Parisian department stores, beginning around 1910. The use of silver metallic paint for the starfish and other design elements, against a gray ground and among the warm red fronds creates a calm, otherworldly effect despite the boldness of the design.


Imperial Measurements: Repeat 23 ½ inches, width 18 ½ inches, length 11 yards, half-drop match.

Metric Measurements: 59.7 cm, 47 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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