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Sample Book (France), late 18th–early 19th century

This is a Sample book. It was company: T. Th. Clerc fils & Cie.. It is dated late 18th–early 19th century and we acquired it in 1936. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This sample book contains a soft woolen fabric known as "duvetyn," a designation derived from the French word "duvet," or down. The high-quality duvetyns found in this book were intended for men's waistcoats; lesser grades of duvetyn were used for dresses and coats.

This object was donated by Mrs. Montgomery Hare. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Montgomery Hare.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 26 x 18.5 x 4.5 cm (10 1/4 x 7 5/16 x 1 3/4 in.) 68 pages

It is inscribed

Tooled on front cover "T. Th. Clerc fils & Cie. de Paris"

Cite this object as

Sample Book (France), late 18th–early 19th century; Company: T. Th. Clerc fils & Cie. ; H x W x D: 26 x 18.5 x 4.5 cm (10 1/4 x 7 5/16 x 1 3/4 in.) 68 pages; Gift of Mrs. Montgomery Hare; 1936-29-4

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