TS8040-00 - Cornhill

CollectionThomas Strahan (pre-1975)
CategoryHistoric Reproductions
DescriptionThe under-paper of an old band box was the original of this effective stripe. The simplicity of the design and roughness of the ungrounded stock indicate Early American manufacture. Rags were excessively dear in this country and the papers were made of leaves, vegetable fibers, moss and any materials that would give substance to paper. This stripe is named "Cornhill" where John Bright of Boston, Massachusetts started the manufacture of wallpaper in 1790. An early journal records his advertising a "variety of stripes with borders to match."
Inventory Data
For sale? This pattern is discontinued. Contact the manufacturer, Thomas Strahan (pre-1975), for special/custom order inquiries.