Small sprig motifs gained popularity in the
1760s and remained in fashion until about
1815, after which they gave way to papers with
larger scale repeats.
A reproduction of this pattern (discovered in
Ipswich, Massachusetts) was commissioned by
the Smithsonian Institution for use in the
1760s parlor of the Choate House at the
National Museum of American History in
Washington, D.C. The pattern has also been
installed in Colonial Williamsburg.
Historically, it was used in a parlor, dining
room or, perhaps, a best bedchamber.
This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper
Hangings by Historic New England.
Repeat 3 inches
Width 21½ inches
The historic colorway and the alternative
colorways shown above show two widths