Despite its lengthy repeat, this formal
damask was apparently quite popular in the
mid-17th century. The same pattern used
at Strawberry Hill was also installed in a
different colorway in the Doddington Hall
(Lincolnshire) drawing room, and at Eagle
House (Bathford) in yet another colorway.
The original versions were, not
surprisingly, flocked papers. Flocked
wallcoverings were intended to mimic fabric
damasks, but through a less expensive
means of production. Even so, with four
separate blocks required to produce one repeat
these large damasks are involved patterns to
Instead of a flocked version of this pattern
we offer it printed with our standard
distemper paints. As the evidence found
at Strawberry Hill was inconclusive, there are
two versions of the historic colorway offered:
one with a deep green pattern color (A1) and
one with a warm bronze pattern color
(A2). Both are on a Sanderís Blue
(summer verditer) ground.
This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper
Hangings by The Strawberry Hill Trust.
Repeat 75 inches / 190.5 cm
Width 22 ĺ inches / 57.8 cm
The historic colorway image above shows two
widths of the pattern installed.
Alternate colorway images show one complete
width of the pattern.