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[Fabric Manufacturer] Five French documents with swatches

Fine collection of French trade correspondence among different fabric manufacturers during the Revolution, Directory, Empire and Early Restoration, bearing diverse color wool swatches, addressed to sire Chevalier, broker and merchant in Colmar:
Fructidor second year (1794) : for ordering of items " aumale bleu national" (National blue Aumale) , referring to the rarity and the considerable increase in wool , ( ... ) on a eu raison de vous dire qu’il y a chez nous une fabrique de drap à l’instar de celle des Van Robais. Elle est établie depuis quatre ans ; les succès qu’elle a eu dans son origine nous font honneur. Mais l’administration qui a plus besoin de draps communs que de draps fins, a engagé les entrepreneurs à fabriquer de grosses draperies propres à l’habillement des troupes ; ils n’ont plus aujourd’hui, une aune de drap fin (we were right to tell you that we currently employ the cloth maker factory Van Robais . He has been established for four years, and his success since the beginning is honorable. But the administration has more need for everyday linens than fine linens, urging entrepreneurs to make large clothing for dressing our troops; they no longer have a yard of fine cloth) (...) . Accompanied with 60 wool swatches of diverse colors.
Prairial year 8 : Proposal of various color cloths " london and moleton castorim "
January 1812 : the Imperial linen factory Teisserenc nephew, to Chateauroux , on the « demande de prix et qualité de draps 4/4 mélangés (…) » (demand of price and quality linens 4/4 mixed linens)(...)" destined for a highschool.
May 1819 merchants Mathieu Mieg & fils for shipping a bundle of cloth by stagecoach.
August 1819 : proposal of several models from the company Hensch & Weiss , « en réponse d’une commande considérable, car nous vous laissons jouir d’un avantage de 50 sur nos acheteurs les plus favorisés (…). » " in response to a significant order please enjoy an advantage from 50 of our most favored buyers "

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