Beall Foliate Bellingham Cary Vine
Dundurn Castle Ashlar Dundurn Castle Gothic
Dundurn Castle Ashlar
Durndurn Castle Gothic
Florence Plantation Foliate
Florence Plantation Foliate
Hermitage Maple Leaf
Hermitage Vine Persian Volute
Rapp House
                                  Medallion
Pineapples Rapp House Medallion
Soane Diaper
Renaissance Strapwork Soane Diaper
 Volute  Wheatlands Volute
 
 
Persian
                                  Volute
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American circa 1845-60

This pattern dates from the period when several major shifts were underway in wallpaper design and manufacture. First, it shows the influence of Owen Jones and Augustus Pugin, English designers who were fascinated by ancient and exotic ornament. They were determined to replace the French fashion for overtly three dimensional wallpapers with those that treated the walls in what they felt was a more honest manner, as a flat plane.

In the same time period, the development of machine printing also altered both the design and print quality of wallpaper, not usually for the better. However, the original document of Adelphi's Persian Volute is an excellent example of a roller printed pattern, surprisingly free of the flaws of early mechanized products. With its straightforward areas of color we have been able to successfully reproduce it with the block printing method.

Repeat: 12 5/8 inches
Width: 17 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.