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Strawberry Hill Quatrefoil

English, circa 1750

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by The Strawberry Hill Trust.


This tight geometric pattern from the mid-18th century is reminiscent of French domino papers. It is also quite similar to a printed silk fragment at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The paper was installed at Strawberry Hill in the Green Closet, a small room which Walpole used for keeping manuscripts and for writing letters. As with several other patterns from the house, the original paper was flocked. One unusual aspect was that the paper had a mild-sheen glaze applied before the flocking took place. We offer the pattern printed with our standard distemper paints rather than flocked.

While it would seem that the repeat for hangings should be quite small, only the height of one diamond, there are minor variations in the pattern. When installing it is best to match to the block repeat of 21 inches or half that distance – 10 ½ inches.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 10 ½ inches, width 21 inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 26.7 cm, 53.3 cm, 10 m.


Border Pairing

Cable Chain Border

English, circa 1760


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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