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                                  and Flowerpots Philadelphia Harlequin
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Ribbon Sprig  


Philadelphia Harlequin
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American (Philadelphia) circa 1807

The bold geometric pattern and refined colorway of this harlequin paper is indicative of the American fascination with turn of the century French styles. The grid like organization and neoclassical ornamentation is found in many popular patterns from this period.

Adelphi surmises this paper was most likely printed by Anthony Chardon, a French émigré printer who began working in Philadelphia in the 1790s. Documents have been found in two Philadelphia locations. One is in the lining of a trunk (in two colorways) that has the initials "A.C." The other is a fragment owned by The National Parks Service that comes from the area around Independence Park.

This pattern would work in almost any room, from a stair passage to a parlor or bedchamber.

Repeat 12 inches
Width 19˝ 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.