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Books by Michele Palmer

AMERICAN TOILE: Four Centuries of Sensational Scenic Fabrics and Wallpaper. 128 pages. Schiffer Publishing, 2013.

American toile brings the story of America to life. These scenic fabrics and wallpaper depict both historic events and everyday moments from early settlement to the present. Themes include the colonial era, the new republic, the Civil War, the West, farm and city life, maritime and leisure activities. It's fifty percent American history, fifty percent fabric history, and one hundred percent fascinating!

American Toile
American Toile  

TOILE: The Storied Fabrics of Europe and America. 176 pages. Schiffer Publishing, 2003.

Toile has been a decorating sensation for over two hundred and fifty years. This comprehensive guide presents the history of toile, from its beginnings in eighteenth century Britain and France through its evolution in America. Themes include country life, romance, recreation, transportation, chinoiserie, classical myths, literary works, and American motifs. Vive la toile!

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