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Pattern Book

ca. 1780-1800 (made)
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Pattern book bound in brown leather with an inscription on the inside first page, including words 'Carte des M. / Lauzun Aine et fils / Fabricant [...] [d'Ind. ?] / a Agen'. There are approximately 130 samples of block printed cottons and block impressions on paper. The samples are mounted 3 to a page, each 3.75 x 2.25 inches, outlined in black ink and numbered (not in order). Patterns are mostly stripes and small floral motifs, colours predominantly red and black. Approximately half the book has been used, and there are samples missing from the used pages.


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Materials and Techniques
Leather with printed cottons and block impressions on paper
Brief Description
Pattern book bound in leather with block printed cottons and block impressions on paper, made by Lauzun Aîné et Fils, Fabricants d'indiennes à Agen, Agen, France, ca. 1780-1800
Physical Description
Pattern book bound in brown leather with an inscription on the inside first page, including words 'Carte des M. / Lauzun Aine et fils / Fabricant [...] [d'Ind. ?] / a Agen'. There are approximately 130 samples of block printed cottons and block impressions on paper. The samples are mounted 3 to a page, each 3.75 x 2.25 inches, outlined in black ink and numbered (not in order). Patterns are mostly stripes and small floral motifs, colours predominantly red and black. Approximately half the book has been used, and there are samples missing from the used pages.
Dimensions
  • Height: 9in
  • Width: 5in
  • Depth: 2.5in
  • Sample length: 3.75in
  • Sample height: 2.25in
  • Cover width: 17cm
  • Spine length: 27cm
  • Spine thickness: 9cm
  • Weight: 2.1kg
Centimetre measurements 27/02/2012 refer to the whole book/cover. Previous measurements in inches may refer to the pages only?
Marks and Inscriptions
'Carte des M. / Lauzun Aine et fils / Fabricant [...] [d'Ind. ?] / a Agen' (Part of the inscription on the inside first page)
Object history
This book was apparently compiled for Lauzun et fils in Agen, a town in which the manufacturing of printed cottons had recently been established, according to the Almanach général des marchands, négociants et commerçants de la France in 1786 (p. 2). By 1815, Lauzun aîné (Lauzun senior) was listed in the Almanach de commerce de Paris, des départements de France as one of the principal manufacturers and businessmen in Agen, a draper (drapier) (p. 672); five years later he was one of seven businessmen (négociant) specialising in fine and heavy drapery (draperie fine grosse) (p. 828).
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Collection
Accession Number
T.44-1981

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record createdDecember 22, 2004
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