18th Century Textile Sample Books

Last updated: May 24, 2022

Textile sample books, fabric albums, and similar source materials with samples of fabric from the 18th century.

Pages of fabric swatches are also visible in portraits of the fabric merchant by Willem van Mieris the Younger (1752) and Giovanni Battista Tensi, fabric merchant by Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder (1780), as well as Snip Anglois (1773), Deny it if you can – Nine Taylors makes a Man (1774), and Trying on a turn’d coat!! (1799).