Sample book of Machine made lace

Description
One (1) sample book of machine-made lace, French, 2nd half 19th century
J. Gaillard, Pere et Fils. Saint-Pierre-lez-Calais, France
Blue cloth covered volume, 19.25” L x 12” W x ¾” D; Embossed gold lettering and border on front cover. Interior of 26 blue paper leaves with pasted in samples of machine-made lace in various styles, sizes, mostly black or white. More than one sample per page; each paper leaf has samples on both sides. Each sample has a small paper tag in the upper right corner with a style number and price per yard.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1850-1899
1850-1900
place made
France: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Calais
France: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Calais
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
machine made lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 19 1/4 in x 12 in x 1 in; 48.895 cm x 30.48 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
2015.0324.01
accession number
2015.0324
catalog number
2015.0324.01
Credit Line
Gift of Carol Watson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History