1776 Arabesque Pigeons
Arthur and Robert Stripe Bacchus
Berrien House Sprig
Berrien House Sprig
Boston Floral Stripe
Elmwood
                                  Floral
Concord Stripe and Vine Elmwood Floral
Elmwood
                                  Floral
Hamilton Urn Hamilton Urn Stenciled
Jefferson
                                  Trellis
Jefferson Trellis Laurel Trellis
Locust
                                  Grove Arabesque Otis Federal Stripe
Locust Grove Arabesque Otis Federal Stripe
Parakeets and Pearls Plymouth Stripe & Vine
Stars and Squares
Reveillon Damask Stars and Squares
 Urns and Medallions Votive Goddess
Plain Papers
 Plain Papers

 




1776
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American circa 1790

This very fine pillar and arch paper, inspired by the British architectural patterns of the 1760s and 1770s, is probably the first American design which features allegorical symbols. Like most architectural papers, it was probably hung in a hallway though it may have also been used in a parlor or bed chamber.

The allegorical characters include BritanniStraight Match

The historic colorway image above shows two widths of the pattern installed.  Alternate colorway images show one complete width of the pattern.