1776 Arabesque Pigeons
Arthur and Robert Stripe Bacchus
Berrien House Sprig
Berrien House Sprig
Boston Floral Stripe
Concord Stripe and Vine Elmwood Floral
Hamilton Urn Hamilton Urn Stenciled
Jefferson Trellis Laurel Trellis
                                  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


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American 1787-1790

The Elmwood Floral pattern is from the Cambridge, Massachusetts mansion of Thomas Oliver, built in 1767. It was the first of three layers found in the parlor behind a mid-19th century bookcase.

Because of the absence of a tax stamp on the reverse of the original document, it is unlikely to have been an English import. This charming flower and column design, which couples a sinuous central column with delicate vines, suggests that it could be the work of a French printer. However, in all probability this was a domestically produced pattern as indicated by the na´ve rendering of specific color areas.  Despite this lack of formal sophistication, Elmwood Floral is a striking pattern that creates a surprising illusion of three dimensional open space.

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by Historic New England.

Repeat: 20 7/8inches
Width: 21 1/8 inches
Straight Match

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