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
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Plain Papers
 Plain Papers


Hamilton Urns Stenciled
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American (Boston) 1787-90

Hamilton Urns is one of the earliest examples of American neo-classical wallpaper design. It is quite likely to be the pattern referred to as "Oval and Slack" in the estate inventory of John Welsh, Jr., a Boston paperstainer.

The pattern is documented in two very different colorways. The simpler of the two is white printed on a deep Prussian blue ground. A more complex version combines an ochre ground, the pattern printed in black with the blue stenciled ovals and white highlights under the rosettes and bows. Originally it was hung with a narrow border in the Jonathan Hamilton House in South Berwick, Maine.

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

Repeat 21 inches
Width 21 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.