Publisher: France, c.1930
8 linen napkins, comprising 2 sets of 4 different designs, the sets printed in different colours. The napkins were originally stitched into printed wrappers with Contents on upper wrapper and with a List of Illustrations housed within a book shaped box. Quarter pebble-grained paper over printed paper-covered boards. The napkins have at some stage been un-stitched and are now loose. Lower wrapper torn with loss, some sheets showing signs of the stitching and one with a long tear. Two of the napkins have small light stains, otherwise in very good condition. The box rather worn and repaired.
The Contents page indicates that this box should contain eight "Cocktail napkins, pure linen, fast colored, hand fringed, hand rolled cocktail napkins. Made in France”.
The illustrations are listed as “How’dy Nellie”, “Beat it, Here comes the Sergeant”, “Pals” and “Close Harmony”.
With a distinctive American tone it seems likely that these napkins were designed for the expatriate US community in Paris in the thirties.