Butterfly Chintz Carnations and Shells
Chestertown
                                  Vine
Chestertown Vine Everard Damask
Everard Medallion Ipswich Sprig
Norton
                                  Conyers Diamond Pagodas
Norton Conyers Diamond Pagodas
Sayward
                                  Gothic Strawberry
                                  Hill Floret
Sayward Gothic Strawberry Hill Floret
Strawberry
                                  Hill Plaid Strawberry
                                  Hill Quatrefoil
Strawberry Hill Plaid Strawberry Hill Quatrefoil
Walpole
                                  Damask Webb House Damask
Walpole Damask Webb House Damask

West St. Mary's
Norton
                                  Conyers Diamond
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English circa 1740-1770

Norton Conyers is a mid-14th Century house in North Yorkshire, England with Tudor, Stuart and Georgian additions. The home has been owned and occupied by the Graham family continuously since 1624. In the midst of a major renovation several years ago, the current Grahams discovered sizable fragments of this large scale paper in the Head Housemaidís Room.

Tax stamps on the back of several sheets can be used to date the paper between 1715 and 1786, but the style and character of the pattern suggest a date close to mid-century. Though more formally structured than Adelphi's West St. Maryís pattern, (circa 1765) it does share some similarities. Their first colors are printed as rather amorphous patches of color; the subsequent colors, more delicately rendered, delineate the overall format in straight lines or meandering ribbons.

Though the majority of the document had long since settled into shades of grey and murky red, a small section had been covered with a border and therefore retained the remarkable mid 18th century colors which Adelphi has accurately reproduced in the historic colorway.  

Repeat 42 inches
Width 21 inches
Straight match

The historic colorway image above shows two widths of the pattern installed.