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Montgomery, Florence. Textiles in America 1650-1870: A Dictionary based on original documents, prints and paintings, commercial records, American merchants’ papers, shopkeepers’ advertisements, and pattern books with original swatches of cloth. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2007.
The bulk of this substantial book is devoted to furnishings and interior decorating, but there is also a large section of dictionary with entries on many types of materials. This carefully researched book contains an extensive bibliography as well as a selection of images.