1893 March 22, The Bazaar Exchange and Mart, and Journal of the Household, pages 520 and 521:
figure 2: Bonnet with crown of gold and eminence colour guipure, edged with jet; small coquilles of black lace in front, and small wings of lace on top of back; eminence velvet strings, [...]
figure 8: Bonnet of eminence coloured velvet, high crown of many-coloured Oriental embroidery, [...]
1896, Gardening, volume 4, page 21:
They grow fast, bloom from midsummer till frost, and the pretty rose purple or "eminence" colored blossoms are very attractive.
1916, Millinery Trade Review, volume 41, page 27:
Evelyn Varon's contribution was a delightful toque of eminence-purple velvet, [...]
1985, Betty J. Mills, Calico Chronicle: Texas Women and Their Fashions, 1830-1910ISBN0896721280:
As the century was drawing to a close, almost any color could be found, but among those favored were eminence purple, myrtle green, magenta, Hussar blue, old rose, peach, red and ruby.
1990, Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Eugene Onegin: Commentary and index, page 182:
[There is a picture] of Countess Elizaveta Vorontsov showing her wearing a beret rouge-framboise. I suggest that, when composing Eight, Pushkin visualized not the fashions of 1824 but those of 1829-30 and, possibly, the very beret of eminence color (a purple [...] ) [...]