Specimens of linen, 1783.

Specimens of linen, 1783.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


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, which was created so that imported linens, attracting a 15% additional duty, could be identified.

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