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The big stylized patterns from the beginning of century tend to disappear for big spaces lefts without designs & they are finally replaced by stripes & small flowers. We also have a profusion of colours (avoid black except for mourning) even if with stripes during the 1770’s they used to like pale colours (NB: dark colours still can be found, but they are rare). Remember too that fabrics were often reused, a dress made in 1760 can be made with 40 year old fabrics.

(973021394) BREITLING - a gentleman`s Aerospace bracelet watch. Reference F65062, serial 6326. Quartz movement. Blue dial. Calibrated bezel with gold plated riders, titanium case fitted to a titanium bracelet with folding clasp. 40mm. Fellows do not guarantee the working order or accuracy of any l

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Swatch book

Leather bound swatch book, Lyon, France, ca. 1763-1764. V Samples of dress silks from a travelling salesman's book. The book was used to offer potential customers previews of the forthcoming season's fashionable designs and colours so that they could make orders. Click on the link to see more fabulous samples inside the book!

Rare 18th century French sampler book with embroidered pages. Young ladies worked on samplers as a way to perfect their needlework and show off their skills.