Butterfly Chintz Carnations and Shells
Chestertown
                                  Vine
Chestertown Vine Everard Damask
Everard Medallion Ipswich Sprig
Norton
                                  Conyers Diamond Pagodas
Norton Conyers Diamond Pagodas
Sayward
                                  Gothic Strawberry
                                  Hill Floret
Sayward Gothic Strawberry Hill Floret
Strawberry
                                  Hill Plaid Strawberry
                                  Hill Quatrefoil
Strawberry Hill Plaid Strawberry Hill Quatrefoil
Walpole
                                  Damask Webb
                                  House Damask
Walpole Damask Webb House Damask
West St.
                                  Marys
West St. Mary's
Everard Medallion
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English circa 1760

The source for this pattern is a wallpaper fragment discovered beneath a 19th century cornice in the Thomas Everard House in the historic 18th century town of Williamsburg, Virginia.

The diamond shaped design is formed by four slender scrolled leaves surrounding a foliate medallion. The scrolling and symmetry of the leaves are typical of the rococo period.

This pattern utilizes a simply color scheme and a clever printing technique known as "slip-printing". Unlike most multicolored papers, which require a separate carved block for each color, this pattern creates a shadow effect by using only one. First the block prints the black and then, shifting registration slightly, it is used to print the white foreground image.

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Repeat 19 inches
Width 20 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.