Specimens of linen, 1783-1784.

Made:
1783-1784 in Germany and Belgium

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Specimens of linen (on two sheets) dated 1783-4, with M.S. descriptions, 'Being patterns submitted for the duty of 15 per cent under the Act 24 Geo. III Chap. 40.' [Act no. 24 of George III, chapter 40] Of German and Flemish origin, unknown maker.

Specimens of linen (on two sheets) dated 1783-4, with M.S. descriptions, "Being patterns submitted for the duty of 15 per cent under the Act 24 Geo. III Chap. 40. Of German and Flemish origin. These chequered and striped linen specimens of Flemish or German origin are from the Public Record Office at Kew, London. They were submitted under Act no. 24 of George III, chapter 40, so that imported linens, attracting a 15% additional duty, could be identified.

Details

Category:
Textiles Machinery
Object Number:
1862-121
Materials:
glass, linen, paper and wood
type:
textiles
credit:
Record Office