The next, below, is a stylized print from the Napoleon III era. Printed to look like woven silk, the pattern includes wheat heads and strawberry leaves as well as floral motifs, ca. 1870
This large-scale Art Nouveau pattern has pink lotus flowers with scrolling leaves, ca. 1900.
A brightly colored indienne floral print with a sharp olive background, ca. 1870.
This fine cotton print uses a bronze-olive background and a romantic floral neoclassical motif, ca. 1850:
A moss green shade makes a strong statement in this late-19th century large-scale printed cotton fabric:
Stylized Art Nouveau interpretation of the Indian lotus motif is done in olive, mustard, reds and a pale blue accent! Ca. 1900.
For springtime fabrics, pale pistachio and spring green were popular, although used far less than the darker olive and moss green shades. Reddish-orange poppies and white wheatheads are the motif in this Art Nouveau drape with a light leaf-green background.
Bees, butterflies and berries dominate this fabric with a pale pistachio background, ca. 1880. It's interesting to note that both Napoleon Bonaparte and Benjamin Franklin had very high regard for the bee. Napoleon adopted the bee as one of his imperial symbols and had it embroidered in gold on his court clothing. Franklin admired the bee's industriousness and therefore thought it would be a good symbol for Americans to keep in mind.
This is a piece of woven silk created for a chair seat, done in bright spring green, mid-19th century. Note the other symbols - the rose, the shell and the acanthus.
This indienne floral print in off-white, oxblood and pale pink is done on a muted moss green background!
This 1920s printed linen interprets the meander with an angular floral motif.