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Virchaux Drapery

American, circa 1815


This stylized drapery pattern and its coordinating Swan Frieze (a separate border) were designed by the internationally known architect Josef Ramée, in Philadelphia. Ramée, who had previous wallpaper manufacturing experience while in Belgium, entered into partnership with Henry Virchaux, a French émigré printer working in Philadelphia. This paper was one of many they submitted for patent protection between 1814 and 1816.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 17 ⅜ inches, width 20 ¾ inches, length 11 yards, either straight match or half drop.

Metric Measurements: 43.8 cm, 52.1 cm, 10 m.


Border Pairing

Virchaux Swan Frieze

American circa 1815


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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