Antique Prints of Textile Production - Spinning and Weaving

Cotton - Silk - Wool

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"Le coton" - Cotton - Baumwolle

Tone lithograph and hand-finished in color.

By two artists by the name of Belin and Bethmont

Printed in Paris bei Lemercier, ca 1860

Pictures from harvesting the cotton plant in America to the finished product sold in a shop.

Titles of individual pictures in French

Centerpiece:  Cardage et Filage du Coton

From upper left clockwise: Récolte du Coton en Amerique - Coton en balle - Epluchage du Coton

Arrivage en Europe - Various cotton materials  - Ouvrier en blouse Paysanne vêtue de coton

Bonneterie et Mercerie - Fulmi-Coton - Stores peints - Teinturerie et impression sur étoffe

Chemise Enfents vêtus de Nankin - Various cotton products

General age toning. Margins show traces of age and use, as well
as some minor repairs not into image. Margins are narrow. 

Page size: :28,7 x 39,8 cm


Order Nr. TEXTILE251148

"Ein Weber in Jellalabad" (Weaver in Jalalabad, Afghanistan)

Wood engraving published 1879. Reverse side is printed.
Upper margin is narrow. Small epaired tear on lower margin edge.
Overall natural age toning.

Image: 14.5 x 21 cm ( 5.7 x 8.2")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE255269

"Sinesische Baeuerin. Villagoise de Chine" (Chinese village farmer)

Baumwolle spinnende chinesische Bäuerin. Neben der Frau eine Baumwollpflanze mit Blüten.

Zart und wunderschön altkolorierte Kupferradierung nach einer Zeichnung von Kunkler.

Bei Ebner in Stuttgart als Blatt N. VIII einer Serie erschienen. Ca. 1830

Breitrandig. Kaum erwähnenswerte Alter- und Gebrauchssuren.


Chinese woman spinning cotton. Beside her is a cotton plant.
Original, delicate, wonderful hand coloring.
Copper etchig by Kundkler ca 1830.
Published by Ebner in Stuttgart number N VII.
Very minor signs of age and use.

24 x 15,7 cm  (9.4 x 6.2"

$ 80.00

Order Nr. CHINA251110

Turkey. - "Tapis de Turquie, Service des Ciseaux courbes, et Service du Peigne"

Hand-colored copper etching by Robert Bernard (1734-1777)

Published in "Encyclopedie" Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers by Denis Diderot (1713-1784) and Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783).

Paris, 1751-1780

Very nicely hand-colored copper etching showing the coming to be of a decorative Turkish style carpet.

Traces of age and use along margin edges.

Sheet size: 37 x 23,5 cm (ca. 14.5 x 9.2")

$ 150.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page. Here 40% = $ 90.00

Order Nr. TURKEY254589

Turkey. - "Tapis de Turquie, l'Enlacement des Fils pour faire le Noeud et Maniere de tirer le Tranche

fil pour couper les points et former le Veloute"

Copper etching by Robert Bernard (1734-1777)

Published in thé octave édition of "Encyclopedie" by Denis Diderot (1713-1784) and Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783). Recueil de planches, pour la nouvelle édition du dictionnaire raisonné des scienes, des arts et des métiers, avec leur explication

Lausanne and Bern, 1780-82

Light traces of age and use., especially along margin edges.

$ 60.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page. Here 40% = $ 36.00)

Order Nr. TURKEY254588

"Tapis de Turquie, Elevation Geometralle et Lateralle, coupe et Developpemens du Metier a faire les Tapis de Pied"

Hand-colored copper etching by Robert Bernard (1734-1777)

Published in "Encyclopedie" Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers by Denis Diderot (1713-1784) and Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783).

Paris, 1751-1780

Very nicely hand-colored copper etching showing the weaving loom to make Turkish style carpets

Pleasant hand color. Few traces of age and use along margin edges. Oversize print was folded twice to fit book size.

Image: 32 x 42,5 cm (ca. 12.5 x 16.7")

$ 220.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page. Here $ 132.00)

Order Nr. TURKEY254590

"Der Tapezierer etc." Wallpaper and Drapery hanger

Lithograph by M.R. Toma after the drawing by C(K)arl Schustler.

Published in a series of lithographs "Der Mensch ind seine Beruf" (Man and his trade)

In the oval center the Interior Decorator discussing details of home decoration
with a commissioning family. Surrounded by details of fabric making and selling and bleaching etc.

Vienna, 1835-41

Clean print. Lower right margin wrinkly. Two insignificant repaired tears, one in upper, one in lower margin.

Overall oval including surrounding vignettes: 31 x 34,5 cm (ca. 12.2 x 13.6")

$ 140.00

Order Nr. TRADE253637

"Lace at the South Kensington Museum"

Two separate pages with 12 images showing the special kinds of lace
in the South Kensington Museum. Text by Alan Cole. Published 1895.

Page size: 25 x 19 cm ( 9.8 x 7.4 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE252388

"Indigo fabrique"

Copper engraving from the German edition of "Histoire generale des Voyages...."
by Antoine-Francois Prevost ca 1750.

Print shows the various stagesof producing indigo dye.

Print has natural age toning and minor signs of age and use.

Image: 19 x 14 cm ( 7.4 x 5.5 ")
Page size: 24.5 x 19 cm ( 9.6 x 7.4 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE252170

"Metiers a tisser et a filer"

Steel engraving 1851. Narrow upper margin.

10 x 17.5 cm ( 3.9 x 6.8 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE251230

"Naehmaschinen I" ( Sewing machines )

Below the image are the names of the various sewing machines.


Reverse side:

"Naehmaschinen II" ( Sewing machines )

Several kinds of stitches made with the sewing machines.

Wood engravings on both sides of a page published 1895.

Page size: 24 x 15 cm ( 9.4 x 5.9 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE247403

Tanning calf hides

"Italienne ancienne. Empire Romain"
"Metiers. Le Foulon"
( tanning calf hides )

Steel engraving by Lemaitre 1851. Lower margin is narrow.

11 x 13.5 cm ( 4.3 x 5.3 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE249291

"Strickmaschinen" ( knitting machines )

Wood engraving 1895.

21 x 13 cm ( 8.2 x 5.1 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE246281

Upper image: "Impression sur etoffes - Rouleau presseur et rouleaux graves"
Lower image:
" Impression sur etoffes. - La Perrotine"

Wood engraving published 1858. On the reverse side is a description of the machines
and various fabrics.

24 x 12.5 cm ( 9.4 x 4.9 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE243742

"La Vielle Fileuse" ( the old spinning woman )

Wood engraving made after the painting by Nicolas Maes, printed 1874.
Reverse side is printed. Light age toning.

22 x 16 cm ( 8.6 x 6.2 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE243639

Quenouilles et fuseau - Distaffs and spindles

"Quenouilles et fuseau conserves au Musee de Cluny"
( Distaffs and spindles )

Wood engraving published 1858, Reverse side is printed. Light age toning.

21.5 x 14.5 cm ( 8.4 x 5.7 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE243736

"Sketches of the Royal Tapestry Manufactory at Windsor"

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

30 x 27 cm ( 11.8 x 10.6 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE242714

"Atelier des noirs"

Wood engraving by Maurand, 1870. Attractive hand coloring.
Vertical centerfold. Reverse side is printed.

21.7 x 32 cm ( 8.5 x 12.5 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE240956

Reverse side:

"Weberei I and II" ( Weaving )

Wood engraving ca 1875. Historical weaving machines.

Page size: 25 x 15 cm ( 9.8 x 5.9 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE240957


"Gewinnung der Cochenille" ( harvesting cochineal insects for making red dye )

Wood engraving 1904. Reverse side is printed.

10 x 8.5 cm ( 3.9 x 3.3 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. MEXICO246667

"Das Einsammeln der Cochenille"

Print shows worker collecting the small insects used for red dye.
The insects are collected using brushes with deer hair.

Copper engraving with original hand coloring by Carl Bertuch.
Published 1807.

The print has some spotting in lower area. A few signs oa age and use
and spotting on separate pages.age:

Included are two separate pages of text: one in German and one in Italian
describing the culture of special insects for red dye.

Image: 18.5 x 14.5 cm ( 7.2 x 5.7")

$ 110.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE253349

Upper image: "Vue de la manufacture de Toiles et linge de table de MM. J. Casse et fils, a Fives-Lille"
Middle image: "Galerie des meurs"
Lower image: "Grande Industries de France. - J. Casse et fils, a Fives-Lille. Exposition permante de la grande Maison de blanc du boulevard des Capucines."

Wood engraving 1867. Reverse side is printed.

32 x 22 cm ( 12.5 x 8.6 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE240958

"Cardene de coton"

Wood engraving ca 1880. Pleasant hand coloring.
Reverse side is printed. Minor signs of age and use in margins.

14.2 x 22 cm ( 5.5 x 8.6 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE239937

"Le coton" Cotton - Baumwolle

Lithograph by Bellin et Bethmont

Very fine original hand-coloring

Published by Lemercier. Paris. Ca. 1870

The centerpiece of this interesting lithograph in the style of a souvenir sheet:

Cardage et Filage du Coton

From left top clockwise:

Recolte du coton en Amerique

Epüluchage du coton

Cotton en baslle

Arrivage en Europe

Velour du koto, Cotonade, Couverture, Meches de clairage, Drap leger, Moleton

Ouvrier en blouse, Paysanne vetue de coton, Chale

Bonneterie et Mercerie

Fulmi coton

Store paints

Teintuerie et imprimerie sur etoffe,

Chemise, Enfents vutus de Nankin

Percaline, Indienne, Calicot, Fil a coudre, Gants en fille d'Ecosse, Ouate

Very pretty all about cotton!

Very good condition, very pleasant hand coloring

26 x 38 cm (ca. 10,2 x 15")

$ 120.00


"American Cotton: Its Cultivation and Preparation in Mississsippi"

Wood engraving published 1881. On the reverse side is an article about growing cotton in America.

The side images show the various stages of producing cotton. Vertical centerfold.

33 x 47 cm ( 12.9 x 18.5 ")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. USACENTRAL251142

"Machinen zur Bearbeitung der Baumwolle"

Wood engraving ca 1885. Vertical centerfold.
Overall light age toning. Minor signs of age and use.

20.5 x 27.5 cm ( 8 x 10.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE239727

Grandes Industries. - Filature de Coton de M. Pouyer-Quertier, a Rouen

"Grandes Industries. - Filature de Coton de M. Pouyer-Quertier, a Rouen"

At the top of the page is the home and factory L Usine de a Poudre. Below are various images of cotton spinning.

Wood engraving 1864. Reverse side is printed.

22.5 x 32 cm ( 8.8 x 12.5 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE239728

"Les Tapisseries de Haute Lisse"

"Fragment d'une Tapisserie Flamand de L'Epoque de la Renaissance, representant un scene de chasse"
( fragment of a Renaissance tapestry representing a hunting bscene )

Wood engraving 1884. Reverse side is printed.

18.5 x 11.6 cm ( 7.2 x 4.5 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. HUNTING241763

Antique washing machines

"Appreturmaschinen I"

Reverse side:

Antique dryers for clothes

"Apreturmaschinen II"

Wood engravings on both sides of a page showing early versions of washing machines, drying machines,
and machines to spin the clothes dry. Upper margin is narrow.

13.5 x 21 cm ( 5.3 x 8.2 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE246827

"La Crise Lyonnaise. - Interior d un tisseur en soie"
( Interior of a silk-weaving home in Lyon with large loom )

Wood engraving 1877. Reverse side is printed. Light spot in lower margin.

21 x 30.5 cm ( 8.2 x 12 " )

$ 45.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE239729

Spitzen, Lace

"SPITZEN I. (Handspitzen)" ( hand-made lace )

Reverse side.

Spitzen, Lace

"SPITZEN II (Maschinenspitzen)" ( maschine-made lace )

Text illustration, 1895. Below each image is the name of the lace with its place of orgin.
On the lace from SPITZEN I is also the century in which it was made.

Page size: 24 x 15 cm ( 9.4 x 5.9 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE246279

"Rubans, Metier a faire le Ruban"
( Loom for weaving ribbon, tape and braids )

Copper engraving from the Encyclopedia by D. Diderot and J. d'Alembert. It was published in Paris ca 1770.

Good condition. A few very minor spots.

33 x 22.5 cm ( 12.9 x 8.8 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE239730

Soierie, Calandre, Calandre Vue en Perspective, et l Operation de Calandrer

"Soierie, Calandre, Calandre Vue en Perspective, et l Operation de Calandrer"
( Production of silk fabric )

Copper engraving from the Encyclopedia by D. Diderot and J. d'Alembert. It was published in Paris ca 1770. Hand coloring.

Vertical centerfold.

22.5 x 33.5 cm ( 8.8 x 13.1 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE239740

Image size: 21.2 x 27.2 cm ( 8.3 x 10.7 ")

Reverse side:

Image size: 20.8 x 13 cm ( 8.1 x 5.1 ")

"Spinnerei I and II"

Various combing and spinning machines.

Wood engravings published 1895. Very light age toning.

$ 40.00

Order Nr. TEXTILE240123


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