Beall Foliate Bellingham Cary Vine
Dundurn Castle Ashlar Dundurn Castle Gothic
Dundurn Castle Ashlar
Durndurn Castle Gothic
Florence Plantation Foliate
Florence Plantation Foliate
Hermitage Maple Leaf
Hermitage Vine Persian Volute
Rapp House
Pineapples Rapp House Medallion
Soane Diaper
Renaissance Strapwork Soane Diaper
 Volute  Wheatlands Volute
                                  Castle Gothic
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Dundurn Castle Gothic
American, 1840

Although it is uncertain in which of the seventy-two rooms of Dundurn Castle this pattern was installed, it seems likely to have been a bedroom or similarly modest-sized room rather than a larger public room.

When Adelphi staff first viewed photographs of the fragment but before we viewed the actual document we imagined that it could have been an early roller printed wallpaper. The 1840s was the period when wallpaper manufacturers were switching from block printing to the much less labor intensive and therefore more economical method of roller printing. Designs like this were typical of those early machine printed ones.

However, when the fragments arrived we immediately realized it was a block print: the paints were opaque distemper and the delineation of the design was crisp, without the bleeding of one color into another as is the case with early roller printed papers.

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by The City of Hamilton, Ontario.

Repeat 21 7/8 inches / 55.6 cm
Width 20 in. / 52.7 cm
Straight Match

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