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
Middlefield Sprig
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American 1825-50

Unlike contemporary wallpaper patterns, those of the 19th century tended to remain in a manufacture's line for many years. Adelphi's Middlefield Sprig pattern is an example.

Stylistically, the pattern could date from as early as about 1825. A large fragment from about this time was found in a doctor's house in Middlefield, New York, printed with Prussian blue. A second version from nearby Cooperstown utilized Ultramarine blue, a pigment not commonly associated with wallpaper until the early 1840s. Historically, it would have been installed with a large scale border or frieze.

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Farmers' Museum.

Repeat 19 inches
Width 19 inches
Straight Match

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