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Salesman's Sample Card (France), late 18th–early 19th century

This is a Salesman's sample card. It is dated late 18th–early 19th century and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is cotton, paper and its technique is (samples) printed by roller and by block using lapis (resist) technique on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase from the Alice Baldwin Beer Memorial Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 72.1 x 50.2 cm (28 3/8 x 19 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

labels in French describing the patterns such as 'rich lapis,two reds' 'barred squares with white ground' and 'lightened small stripes'. One of the panels os of swatches for half-mourning. ' demi-deuill'. Rayures riches lapis, deur rouges "Filets enlumineés" Filets blancs fond noir Rayures elumineés, fond bleu and fond vert lapis

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Salesman's Sample Card (France), late 18th–early 19th century; cotton, paper; H x W: 72.1 x 50.2 cm (28 3/8 x 19 3/4 in.); Museum purchase from the Alice Baldwin Beer Memorial Fund; 1986-19-1

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