Antique French Spring 1908 Lyon Silk Sample Folder
Antique French Silk Thread Sample Folder. Dated Spring 1908, this beautiful folder was produced by the Union Chamber of Dyers in Lyon, a city famous for its beautiful fabrics and embroidery.
Inside are 8 pages with over 700 different coloured silk thread samples. Some samples have been cut away as they were given to customers to match at home.
A truly incredible piece of history, the colours of the silk threads are still vibrant and true to their original colours, presenting a wonderful array of hues and tones, all named by hand in a gorgeous script.
Folder size when closed: 38 cm (H) x 29.5 cm (W)
Note: The condition of the binding is very poor, the spine has split and the back cover is no longer attached. Inside the condition is overall very good, with some small tears and repairs to pages and discolouration of paper due to age. See photos for details.
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