In Review – Selling Silks: A Merchant’s Sample Book (1764)

by Lesley Ellis Miller
V&A Publishing, 2014

In 1972, Warner & Sons sold a selection of items from its business archive through Christie’s, and donated a special collection to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Selected by Nathalie Rothstein, among the pieces in the auction was a book dated 1760, and filled with beautiful, hand-woven dress silk samples.

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