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Why Choose a Moses Eaton Pattern?

We associate Moses Eaton's patterns with Cape Cod Style houses, early American furniture, wide pine floorboards, hooked and braided rugs and pottery with good reason. Their simplicity and boldness lend an atmosphere of gaiety and informality to such a setting.

Moses Eaton's bright patterns on warm backgrounds speak of family, friends and an industrious home life spent close to the hearth. Memoirs of 19th century children recount happy hours spent in bed comparing patterns and positioning of the red and green images on their walls.

The symbolism of the various motifs is a character lesson and a history lesson all in one. We see that the values and desires of our forefathers two hundred years ago are the same for us today.

We can appreciate the beauty of nature inside as well as out when we usher in trees, birds, leaves and bouquets of flowers to adorn our walls.

Moses Eaton patterns were recut many times as they wore out or were shared. It is not possible to offer more than one variation of the same unit here. In those cases I have made a discretionary choice. For instance, the swag in the Joshua Eaton House in its true form has a tassel and the oak leaf has many variations. Exceptions are the flower sprays and pineapples offered twice because one is typical of Maine and the other is usually seen elsewhere.

544 M2
Typically found in Maine
7 7/8" High
6 3/4" Wide

537 M2
Usually seen
outside of Maine
7 1/2" High
7 1/4" Wide


548 M4
Typically found in Maine
3 colors
12 3/8" High
7 7/8" Wide

542 M2
Usually seen
outside of Maine
11 5/8" High
9 1/4" Wide


Moses Eaton & Moses Eaton, Jr.