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What is this?

Sample book of jacquard woven silk samples, separated by transparent paper sheets, bound in leather. Samples primarily with black grounds and brilliantly colored designs.

This is a sample book from Italy. It is dated 1870–79 and we acquired it in 2011. Museum purchase from Friends of Textiles Fund. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk, leather, paper technique: jacquard woven samples, bound

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 33.7 x 28.6 x 2.5 cm (13 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 1 in.)

This object was purchased from Clare Jameson and agent: Potterton Books

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18766645/ |title=Sample Book, "Fabbriche Italiane di Seterie, Como, Serie D Vol. III DAL 1854 AL 2 Lats Noir", 1870–79 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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