Here are two little sample books with fabric swatches. They were handed out by two leading Paris department stores around 1895. The stores were Galeries Lafayette and Grands Magasins du Louvre. There are six samples in the Lafayette folder and ten in the other.
The sample folders are about 3-1/4” by 1-3/4” and are in excellent condition. They are clean and complete with the only flaw a tear in the edge of one. Please see the photos.
These are scare sample books and a unique addition to any collection.
Vintage Paris Fabric Swatches - Customer Samples