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Rapp House Medallion
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American 1830s

Two versions of the Rapp House Medallion pattern were used at the site of the Harmonist Society in Ambridge, Pennsylvania in the late 1830s. The first version featured an irisé – or “rainbow” – ground, shown in the historic colorway, above. Developed in France, this technique involes brushing multiple bands of varying colors to the paper and then, using several wide brushes, blending the edges of the colors together.  A very forceful, formal pattern this version was installed in the parlor of the George Rapp, the Society’s founder’s home.

A second colorway, which uses a standard one color ground, was chosen for the sitting room of George Rapp’s son George's home, to much different effect.

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Old Economy Village. 

Repeat 19 1/2 inches
Width 21 1/2 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.