The Esther Brazer Stevens Collection at the Museum of American Folk Art contains many authentic floorcloth patterns traced directly from the floors of historic homes around New England. Perhaps the most prolific house is the Edward Durant House in Newton, MA, c. 1734. The house contained many stenciled floors with some of the most beautiful Early American stencil designs found anywhere.
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This pattern includes a fabulous set of center motifs that create an array of circles containing wreaths, interconnected by diamonds formed by lines in the motif. The palette was specified by the client to go with furnishings in the room.
(Item # ED02. This pattern is priced at a rate of $50/SF.)