Adena Pin Ring Bamboo and Drapery
                                  House Trellis
Bees and Stars Berrien House Trellis
Bixby Vine Blue Hill
Bixby Vine & Drapery Blue Hill Stripe
                                  Rosette Fancy
Coffered Rosette
Fancy Ashlar
Franklin Stripe King Caesar Stripe
Franklin Stripe King Caesar Stripe
Laurel Harlequin Madison Damask
Moses Grant Stripe Net
                                  and Flowerpots Philadelphia Harlequin
Pebbles and Flowerpots Philadelphia Harlequin
Plymouth Ashlar Princ- Rollins Marble
Plymouth Ashlar Prince-Rollins Marble
Ribbon Sprig  


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American or French circa 1790-1800

Ribbon Sprig was discovered in Concord, Massachusetts and may have originated in Boston, but it is of sufficiently high quality to also suggest that it could be of French origin.

Free floating, small figured sprig patterns were popular throughout the late 18th century both in French and English wallpapers. The fact that this sprig is an abstracted form rather than a recognizable flower is characteristic of French patterns. While it is pictured here in original document Etruscan colors - orange and black on a grey ground - it could easily be printed in black and white on light blue, buff, peach or ochre.

This is an excellent choice for bedchambers and small secondary rooms. Typically it was hung either with a broad frieze and a narrow 1"-2" border outlining both doors and windows or simply trimmed with a narrow border of 1"-2" at all the margins.

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by The Farmers' Museum.

Repeat 2 1/4 inches
Width 20 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.