While we'll be the first to admit that "fancy" isn't for everyone, we also have to say that we've fallen completely under the spell of this wonderfully elaborate paper. Featuring a striking griffin emerging from a crown above a stylized shield, nearly all of these figural elements are camouflaged in a profusion of fat and heavily gilded metallic scrolls that are bursting with life. Subtle olive stripes in the background provide a unifying and harmonious color note.
American, manufacturer unknown, c.1890-1905. View Ready-to-Hang item.