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Washington’s New Room Border

French, 1785-1786

The pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by George Washington’s Mount Vernon, which is owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. MOUNT VERNON® is a registered mark of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association


George Washington named his last addition to his Mount Vernon mansion the New Room. It was a multi-functional, formal space used to showcase art, receive visitors and sometimes for dining. Fragments of this border were discovered during restorations in 1902 and 1950 and were used to attempt a reproduction. While an important find, neither fragment contained a complete width of the pattern.
With the assistance of colleagues in France, Adelphi located several extremely similar border patterns by the Parisian company, Jacquemart, which became the basis for this new reproduction. It is used in the New Room to trim a green verditer plain paper, a common decorating practice for large, public spaces.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 1 ¼ inches, width 2 ¾ inches

Metric Measurements: 3.2 cm, 7 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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