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  • D. Molly Ross

    Imatex Late 18th? (my guess is 1780s). This is VELVET thought to be used only for men's clothing. My guess is that it is European, not English or American.

  • M. P.

    Imatex - The front tabs were at one time bound in blue (see back picture) Perhaps a project for the blue velvet sitting in my stash...

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