Adena Pin Ring Bamboo and Drapery
                                  House Trellis
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Bixby Vine Blue Hill
Bixby Vine & Drapery Blue Hill Stripe
                                  Rosette Fancy
Coffered Rosette
Fancy Ashlar
Franklin Stripe King Caesar Stripe
Franklin Stripe King Caesar Stripe
Laurel Harlequin Madison Damask
Moses Grant Stripe Net
                                  and Flowerpots Philadelphia Harlequin
Pebbles and Flowerpots Philadelphia Harlequin
Plymouth Ashlar Princ- Rollins Marble
Plymouth Ashlar Prince-Rollins Marble
Ribbon Sprig  


                                  Grant Stripe
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American (Boston) circa 1805-1817

This bold stripe was found in the parlors of houses in Strawbery Banke and West Kennebunk, New Hampshire. It was printed by Moses Grant Jr., who is documented as working in Boston from 1811-1817. It is typical of the strongly abstract, geometric "Harlequin" patterns popularized by the French in 1800. Americans printed many of these harlequin patterns from 1800-1820.

The harlequin effect is achieved by splitting motifs symmetrically and printing each half into a contrasting color. Perhaps due its simplicity, in this pattern this results in an interesting shift between foreground and background, stripe versus image.

This quatrefoil diaper pattern was found hung with Adelphi's Rose and Laurel Border. Historically, it would be hung either with a narrow border around all margins or with a combination of a broad festoon frieze and narrow borders to trim the other margins.

Repeat 6 inches
Width 20 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.