One of the most special pieces I’ve ever found, it has been such a pleasure exploring this magical time capsule of fabrics dating from 1893-1894.
This beautiful French swatchbook includes 175 pages and hundreds of different fabrics, silks, velvets, whimsical designs of all kinds, this is truly a one of a kind treasure.
An excellent resource for preservation and study, I am completely in love with it! I especially love the end of the book with the word "Fin!" penciled in at the bottom of the last page :)
+++ Measurements +++
Quite large and heavy!
20 7/8" x 14 5/8" x 3 1/2"
+++ Condition +++
Good condition overall with some flaws of note:
- Foxing and discoloration on some pages and the inside covers
- Some wear to some of the fabrics (though most are in excellent condition)
- A few of the swatches have been cut out partially, though it is only on two or three pages
- One of the binding strings is broken, but the binding is still very strong due to all of the others being intact
- Some wear to the cover
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.