1776 Arabesque Pigeons
Arthur and Robert Stripe Bacchus
Berrien House Sprig
Berrien House Sprig
Boston Floral Stripe
Concord Stripe and Vine Elmwood Floral
Hamilton Urn Hamilton Urn Stenciled
Jefferson Trellis Laurel Trellis
                                  Grove Arabesque Otis Federal Stripe
Locust Grove Arabesque Otis Federal Stripe
Parakeets and Pearls Plymouth Stripe & Vine
Stars and Squares
Reveillon Damask Stars and Squares
 Urns and Medallions Votive Goddess
Plain Papers
 Plain Papers


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French (Paris) 1784

Adelphi's Réveillon Damask is reproduced from a fragment in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg. The pattern has also been found underneath a simple flowered paper in a house on the Quai Voltaire in Paris. It was printed by the firm of Jean-Baptiste Réveillon, the most famous French manufacturer of wallpaper in the late 18th century. The motif of roses and medallions in white on a crimson ground is intended to imitate silk damask textiles, complete with the aristocratic connotations of those materials. The simple floral pattern that replaced it in its Paris setting is indicative of the change in taste, attitudes and the move away from "sophistication" in Revolutionary France.

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Repeat 13½ inches
Width 21¼ 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.