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alternate colorways: B C D
Sayward Gothic is a
classic quatrefoil pattern found under several
layers of later paper in the home of Jonathan
Sayward in York, Maine. It was installed between
1761 and 1767. In examining the original
document, the background color appears to be a
light blue. However, the reverse side of the
subsequent paper layer – where most of the paint
from the Sayward layer had transferred – clearly
shows it to have been a very deep Prussian blue,
as shown in the historic colorway, above.
As was the fashion of the time it was hung with
a narrow border.
This pattern is
licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by
Historic New England.
Repeat 10 5/8
Width 21 1/4 inches
colorway image above shows two widths of the
pattern installed. Alternate colorway
images show one complete width of the pattern.