Sample Album of a Silk Merchant

Scope and Content

Sample book of a silk merchant from Lyons, France, 1837. The book contains 71 examples of fabric sold by the merchant, arranged four to a page with handwritten notes in a column beside them. The notes seem to indicate stock numbers or notes of sales. The silks are in a wide variety of patterns and colours including striped and floral.

Access Information

Available for research - please contact the Archivist to make an appointment.

Acquisition Information

Purchased for City of Leicester Polytechnic Art Library in the 1970s.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Katharine Short, December 2015.

Conditions Governing Use

Photographs may be taken for private research purposes only.

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