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47 Floor border: P047 Crown Heights North I 1894
Very unusual pattern. Note use of strong grain.
226 Floor border: P226 Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Historic District 1905
There were no corner blocks. The pattern was taken around the corners. Inner mahogany blocks are 2" square. The pattern border is 6" wide. It is surrounded with 1" oak, 1/2" mahogany, and 1-1/2" oak. Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 2" slats in a 12" square.
289 Floor border: P289 Prospect Park South 1907
Interlocked S's


266 Floor border: P266 Crown Heights circa 1903
8 Floor border: P008 Park Slope 1892
The field parquet is 8-3/4" of five 1-3/4" strips. I have no idea what all the woods are (besides the obvious mahogany and maple). See measured drawing.

Repeated Flowers

17 Floor border: P017 Lefferts Manor 1909
Quite the enhancement over the following ones. This has two ribbons running through a chain. I think this is too much for this design. The following are better.
299 Floor border: P299 Ditmas Park West circa 1925
Like the others the inner pattern is 4" wide, surrounded by 1/2" maple, 1/2" mahogany, 1" oak, 1-1/2" mahogany, and 2" oak. Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" strips in a 12" square.
224 Floor border: P224 Crown Heights Park Place Historic District c1901
The pattern border is 4" wide. Surrounded by 1/2" oak, 1/2" mahogany and 1" oak. Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 2" slats in an 8" square.
269 Floor border: P269 Crown Heights North circa 1899
117 Floor border: P117 Prospect Park South Historic District 1903
Inner pattern border is 4" wide, with 1/2" maple and mahogany alongside. The 4" is evenly divided into the walnut and oak bands. Pattern repeat is 8". I prefer this corner without the corner block. Inner field is 1-1/2" slats diagonally.
9 Floor border: P009 Park Slope 1894
A neo-Renaissance built by Jeremiah Gilligan. From a listing when it was on the market in 2010. My guess at its measurements. The diagonal parquet appears to be 10" squares of 2" strips. The irregular hexagon and Isosceles trapezoid between the flowers are 6" from point to point, and 4" on the sides. This is No. 2394 in the 1903 and 1908 E.L. Roberts catalogs. The corner is slightly different. The band of cherry running through the middle of the border is also between the maple squares in the corner. I would have it both ways. Their way where it meets a border. The way here for the sides not adjacent to a border. Or even better: No bordered corner block, but have the border pattern continue around the corner. The catalog has 8" wide. I came up with 7-1/2". It is listed as oak, maple, and cherry.

Repeated Diamonds

265 Floor border: P265 Crown Heights circa 1903
271 Floor border: P271 Crown Heights North circa 1899
298 Floor border: P298 Ditmas Park Historic District c1900
This front hall has this lovely inner field of concentric rectangles:

Ribbons Folded Into Shapes

First is the JP Morgan Chase octagon logo (the cross-section of an early Manhattan wooden water-pipe).

168 Floor border: P168 Fiske Terrace 1908
Center square is 2". Border width is three times that and repeat is four times that.
290 Floor border: P290 Prospect Park South 1908
36 Floor border: P036 Midwood Park 1907-1908
Center square is 2". Border width is three times that and repeat is four times that. Note that not all circles here are true folds. When correct the woods alternate as you go around a circle. As seen here, in the outer circles, but not the inner two.