A textured textile sample fabric that is an original roller printed cotton from France produced in the latter part of the 19th century. The fabric has an oriental floral design with elephants heads in shades of red, pink, orange, green and brown on a dark green background. Was purchased at auction in Paris and came from the famous Scheurer company who were one of Europe's great textile printers based in Mulhouse in Alsace, France.
Retains the original label pertaining to the design. The colours of this fabric are as vibrant as the day it was created in the late 19th century due to the fact that it has been kept in a sample book away from light for over one hundred years.
Excellent condition: cut from the sample book, so selvedged on one side, and cut on the other three. 30" x 18"