Scrapbooks are fun, but scrapbooks of fabric and painted samples are the top of the list. I have been known to buy a foreign magazine for the photos of fabric scrapbooks. I wonder what is is about these little scraps of fabric attached in an album that has such an attraction for me?
A book of gouache designs and off-strikes dating from the 1860s, approx 35 pages covered on both sides, the majority of the book with Paisley style patterns, a smaller later section of Edwardian florals
A book of printed chemise and dress fabrics, circa 1860, approx. 230 pages covered with mainly roller-printed cottons and some gauzes, mainly small repeats and florals, many in shade of brown and purple by Steinbach Koechlin, Gros Odier, Tolu & Bertrand, and others
A good book of printed wools, dated 1871-79, approx. 112 pages covered with Japanese inspired prints, Paisleys and rich florals
Book of printed cottons, 1863-68, approx. 29 pages of Indiennes, florals, geometrics, mainly in rich purples, browns by makers including Koechlin Freres, Daniel Eck, Frank & Boeringer and others, 53 by 35cm
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