Kelly writes that Roman Ornamented# was shown as a wood typeface by Nesbitt in 1838. He notes that the design may “have come from France, since this style of decoration was popular there at that time.”¹
George Nesbitt, a New York printer, was the sales agent for wood types produced by Edwin Allen (Windham, CT),¹ apparently the only supplier he represented.
¹Kelly, R.R. (1977): American Wood Type, 1828–1900|Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types, pages 38 and 230. Litton Educational Publishing, Inc./Van Nostrand Reinhold Company (New York 1969). Reprinted by DaCapo Press, Inc. (New York 1977).