Set of antique Ribbon samples collection

Set of antique Ribbon samples collection


Treasured collection of antique french jacquard ribbons dating from 1880 - 1940, made in St. Etienne, the world home of ribbon making.

These beautiful samples or echantillons in French were originally cut and used in salesmans books.

They are timeworn but still hauntingly beautiful.

I've also added in a gorgeous antique jet fringe trim (7.5 x 1.2cm) which I found at a brocante in Carpentras.


Ribbon 1: Nearly 2 m of antique jacquard blue ribbon in pristine condition with wonderful shimmering tones and handwritten reference sticker. In excellent condition it measures 179cm x 4cm dates approx 1890
Ribbon 2: Incredible raffia and cotton jacquard ribbon - possibly my favourite ribbon ever! It dates approx 1890 and measures 22cm x 6.3cm
Ribbon 3: Lovely Midnight blue with embroidered roses detail, very old and has slight tearing but really special! Dating from 1880s. In timeworn condtion with slight tearing in middle (see photo) it measures 16cm x 5.8m
Ribbon 4: Incredible antique jacquard ribbon in timeworn condition but featuring rare gold metal embroidery. Wonderful patina it measures 16.5cm x 6.5cm, dates 1880s.
Ribbon 5: Wonderful woven sample featuring a heavy embroidered center with heavy gold thread measures 7.5cm x 7.5cm

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