This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Pompadour. A design used in the manufacture of silk fabrics, consisting of small delicate leaves and flowers, with pink and blue colors intermingling and frequently brightened with bright yellow or gold. Pompadour parasol is a form in fashion about 1860, having a folding handle and generally covered with moire antique or other heavy silk. Pompadour or Cronstadt veiling is a variety having a large mesh with occasional large dots or patches fastened to its surface.