Bull's Head Medallion
Ada Harris Bull's Head Medallion
Chevron and Laurel Circle Ornament
Coffered Squares Cooperstown Bouquet
Flowerbaskets French Coffered
Neoclassical Squares
Middlefield Sprig Neoclassical Squares
Ornament and Stripe Pawprints and Stripe
Plymouth Medallion Toile de la Fontaine
Van Cortlandt Rosette
Van Cortlandt Rosette
Vine and Paisley

 Virchaux Drapery
French Coffered
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French circa 1820-35

This elegant ceiling paper was found in a store in New Berlin, New York, pasted to the plaster between shelves. No doubt it was a bit of leftover stock used to "fancy up" the premises.

The extremely skilled use of grisaille to suggest light and shadow renders it strikingly three dimensional, a classic attribute of good French papers. It's large scale and robust proportions coupled with the use of medallions and tiling are typical of the 1820s and 1830s. Intended primarily for use on ceilings, French Coffered is also appropriate for staircase passages and hallways.

Repeat 18 inches
Width 18 inches
Straight Match

The historic colorway shown above is double width; alternative colorways are single width.