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Album of embroidered fabric samples.

France?, ca. 1900.
Physical Description:
24 pages : approximately 550 embroidered fabric samples ; 69 x 50 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2018 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
The samples are numbered 2779-2843, 2910-2982, 3326-3387, 3823-3853, 3595-3645, 4075-4137, 5405-5432, 5637-5689, 5769-5803, 5995-6037, 6262-6316. A manuscript label on the front cover reads "1778-6316."
Bound in green cloth and black boards (rebacked).
Album of 19th century fabric samples, each with machine-embroidered patterns, compiled by an unidentified merchant, probably French. Some of the fabric samples have borders of machine-made lace. Samples vary in size, from approximately 5 x 5 cm to approximately 20 x 10 cm. Samples are affixed to flaxen (?) leaves of the album, rectos and versos, with approximately 25 samples per page. Samples are numbered in black ink. Aside from numbering, the volume lacks text.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- France.
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain.
Clothing trade -- France.
Clothing trade -- Great Britain.
Textile fabrics -- Sample books.
Textile fabrics -- Specimens.
Sample books.
Textile materials.
Machine lace.

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