Hand-blocked on small sheets of sturdy rag-pulp paper, this original pattern was hung in the parlor of an early country house in Contoocook, New Hampshire. Decorated stripes with lace and motifs from nature have always been favorite designs.
This pattern is reminiscent of the delicate Lyon silks so popular during the reign of Louis XVI of France (1785).
Rose and Ribbon
In the early 1800's, flowered stripes on wallpaper were most popular, often elaborated with ribbons or laces intertwined.