• Title
    Williamson Brothers Fabric Swatch Books
  • Reference
  • Production date
    1820 - 1850
  • Creator
  • Scope and Content
    Collection of fabric swatches of bold printed dress cottons in Turkey red, mustard, green, blue and ivory colours in various naturalistic and geometric designs in diagonal strips and serpentine foliate chains. It is believed that the swatches were purchased on behalf of Williamson Brothers by Robert Barbour acting as Commissioning agents.
  • Extent
    4 items
  • Physical description
  • Language
  • Archival history
    Provenance unknown prior to being purchased at a sale of selected textiles, fans and swatch books held at Bonhams, Chelsea on 27 October 1998.
  • Level of description
  • Repository name
    Science and Industry Museum
  • Associated people and organisations
    • Robert Barbour & Brother LtdBiography
    • Williamson BrothersBiography
  • Conditions governing access
    Open access.
  • Conditions governing Reproduction
    Copies may be supplied in accordance with current copyright legislation and Science Museum Group terms and conditions.