Moiré silk

This is an effect created during the finishing of the silk material called Calendering. This involves folding the silk material and passing it under rollers at high temperatures and pressures. The result is an attractive wavy, watermarked patterning to the silk.

Moiré Silk was sometimes used for the interior wall lining of boxes, jewellery tray lining, document book lining, and lining the insides of the concealed leather-bound letter wallets in the lid section of the box.

Blue Moiré Silk from an Asprey Antique Jewellery Box.

Blue Moiré Silk from an Asprey Antique Jewellery Box.

Asprey Antique Jewellery Box in Rosewood.

Asprey Antique Jewellery Box in Rosewood.

Antique Moiré Silk lining from a Howell James & Co. Jewellery Box.

Antique Moiré Silk lining from a Howell James & Co. Jewellery Box.

Burr Walnut Antique Jewellery Box Manufactured by Howell James & Co.

Burr Walnut Antique Jewellery Box Manufactured by Howell James & Co.

Purple Moiré Silk from an Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel with Cantilever Mechanism.

Purple Moiré Silk from an Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel with Cantilever Mechanism.

Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel with Cantilever Mechanism.

Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel with Cantilever Mechanism.

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