An adaption of a Renaissance embroidery flame stitch pattern
Book End Paper
Early French craftsmen, known as Dominotiers, created hand-blocked sheets of small patterns to be used as linings for small objects, such as books and boxes. Eventually the Dominotiers became makers of wallpaper.
This pattern originated as a simple woodblock flower motif of American origin (circa 1790).
From the looms of our ancestors, a favorite broken twill four-pointed star check.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin Parlour
This paper was found in this civil war hero's circa 1870 home located in Brunswick, Maine.
Rose & Lace
The original of this wallpaper is from a sea captain's house, built in 1761 by Captain Richard Trask, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. This house is now occupied by the Manchester Historical Society. During restoration, fragments of this paper were found on wide pine wall boards beneath many layer of paper. The pattern is a particularly fine example of late 18th century florals in decoration.