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
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 Volute  Wheatlands Volute
                                  Plantation Foliate
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Florence Plantation Foliate
French, 1830s

The Florence Plantation house is no longer at its original site but at another location in Louisiana. It is not known in which room this paper was originally installed. What is certain is that this papier peint is French. Wallpapers imported from France were popular throughout America of the early 19th century and Louisiana was no doubt replete with them.

Only two printing blocks were needed to create this lively pattern: one to print the primary image and another to print the hints of foliage and shadows. The dramatic coupling of light versus dark and the graphic design are characteristic of French patterns of the 1830s. The pattern’s expansive structure make it most suitable for large rooms.

Repeat 20 1/8 inches / 47.9 cm
Width 18 ˝ inches / 47 cm
Match: Half drop

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