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Pick One Victorian 1888 Sample French Metallic and Silk Embroidered Broderies from Maison Sedille Sample Book (Ref: A-3949 Page 2 Box 6)
*Please note, samples are sold individually. The book's pages had samples on both sides of each page, so in order to present each sample in the shop, I have "lifted" the samples carefully from the book (they came up quite easily, see Condition Statement Below). This is a 130 year old textile sample book yet because the book was preserved responsibly, the fabric and embroidery are strong, and the metallic threads, as bright and shiny and colorful as if embroidered yesterday.... Samples with only silk thread embroider (and no metallic thread embroider) can be found in my Annies Antiques shop at www.Etsy.com/shop/AnniesAntiques
Measurement: Sample #4 - 4 and 1/2 inches across, 3 and 1/2 inches top to bottom Sample #5 - 4 and 5/8 inches across, 3 and 1/8 inches top to bottom Sample #6 - 4 and 1/4 inches across, 4 and 3/4 inches top to bottom Sample #7 - 4 and 1/4 inches across, 2 and 1/2 inches top to bottom
Seller's Comment: ..exquisite Victorian textile samples, all lovely with so many designs to choose from......these are not your run of the mill textile samples, these are rare, French, museum and collector quality samples from Maison Sedille, with metallic and silk thread embroidery worked into the designs, each sample is unique and the patterns are overwhelmingly detailed and awe inspiring (I keep asking myself "how is this possible?" to create so many unique pieces of profound beauty in 1888, most likely by machine ......each is a piece of art in it's own right..... I have had this sample book for quite a while, struggling on whether or not to put the individual samples in the shop or keep the book, intact, and in my possession .... recently deciding that these sample pieces needed to be free, out of the book and into the world, to new homes and workrooms, and in your creative and artistic hands, hoping to inspire all those whose paths they cross...... Search on "Eileen Sturm" to access all of my lovely Etsy shops or for my antique textile shops visit www.Etsy.com/shop/AnniesAntiques and www.Etsy.com/shop/MetallicTrimEmporium and www.Etsy.com/shop/AnniesLaceShop for combined shipping!
Condition: Good Victorian Condition, may have a bit of dried glue residue on the back.....
Shipping: Tuesday and Thursday! You can reserve items for up to two weeks, paying on the 15th and the 30th of each month to save on shipping cost. Will refund excess shipping/packaging cost over $1.
International Buyers Only - All international packaging will be limited to under $150 per each order made. If you want to purchase more than $150 at one time, please use our Reserve/Hold Option. As soon as the first package of your order is received, the next $150 of merchandise will be sent, and so on.
So beautiful! I love having a bit of textile history. Thank you!
International Buyers: 1. All international packaging will be limited to $100 per order. If you want to purchase more than $100 at one time, please use our Reserve/Hold Option. As soon as the first package of your order is sent and received, the next $100 of merchandise will be sent, and so on. 2. International Shipping - Expedited - if for some reason your package does not arrive within the designated timeframe, a refund will not be issued until all avenues of tracing the package are exhausted, which could take 8 to 10 weeks. 3. Only direct payment through charge card or paypal is accepted on international orders. No cash and no money orders. thank you!
Customers are encouraged to place items on Hold/Reserve for up to two weeks to benefit from combined shipping. Please contact me if you change your mind.