Bead and
                                    Reel Border
Berrien
                                  House Dental Border
Bead and Reel Border
Berrien House Dental Border
Buck-Bacchus Cable Chain
Cross-Banded Border  
Cross Banded Border Egg and Dart
King Caesar
                                  Border
Floret Border King Caesar Border
Laurel
                                  Harlequin Border
Lamb's Tongue Border Laurel Harlequin Border
Moses Grant
                                  Border
Mock Flock Border Moses Grant Border
Washington's
                                  New Room Border
Washington's New Room Border
Otis Federal Chain
Pearl
                                  Border
Palmette Border Pearl Border
Réveillon Border Rose and Sprig Border
Sawtooth and Guilloche Sayre Arcade
Strawberry
                                  Hill Border
 Sayre Sawtooth Strawberry Hill Border
Walpole
                                  Border
Walpole Border

Cowing
                                  House Border Franklin Border
Cowing House Border
Franklin Border
Greek Key
                                  Border  
Greek Key Border Hermitage Leaf Border
LeBaron
                                  Border
LeBaron Border Lilac Border
Prentiss
                                  House Border
Orbes Directoire Prentiss House Border
Ribbon Border Van Cortlandt Border
Ribbon Border Van Cortlandt Border


Anthemion Frieze Egyptian Frieze
Festoon
                                  Frieze Franklin
                                  Frieze
Festoon
Franklin Frieze
Garland
                                  and Tassel Gimp
                                  Border or Frieze
Garland and Tassel
Gimp Border or Frieze
Grapevine Frieze Lion Frieze
Locust Grove Frieze Peony Frieze
Locust Grove Frieze
Peony Frieze

Virchaux
                                  Swan Frieze
Virchaux Swan Frieze
   


French or American circa 1800-1810

Like the Franklin Stripe and Franklin Frieze, with which it was found, the Franklin Border is  from the historic Meeting of the Waters house in Franklin, Tennessee.  Built by Thomas Hardin Perkins in 1810, near the confluence of the Harpeth and West Harpeth Rivers, this fine Federal style house remained in the hands of Perkins' descendents until 2007.  During restoration, heavily damaged and faded fragments of the sidewall, frieze and border were uncovered, but the true colors were revealed in the protected overlap areas and by microscopic analysis of the paint pigments.

The exceptional color palette and refined pattern of the Franklin Border and its accompanying patterns suggest that the ensemble is most likely of French origin. 

Repeat 4 78 inches
Width 6 inches