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Sample Book, mid-19th century

This is a Sample book. It is dated mid-19th century. Its medium is fabric covered board, paper, wool samples.



Etro founder Gerolamo Etro began a life-long fascination with paisley in 1968, and, with his wife, Roberta, collected antique shawls and sample books, such as this one, as inspiration for their clothing and home collections.

It is credited Courtesy of Etro.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed): 60.5 × 44.5 × 13.6 cm (23 13/16 × 17 1/2 × 5 3/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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