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 lovely diamond pattern is well complemented by the floral border. The palette employs micaceous golds on top of a gold background. The effect is that the pattern can partially disappear depending on current lighting and your position relative to the floorcloth, such that the impression of the design changes as you walk across it.
(Item # ED01. This pattern is priced at a rate of $50/SF.)