Category Archives: 17th Century

French shop of children toys of the 17th century.

Children toys. Baroque era. 17th century costumes.

Shop of children toys of the 17th century.

French shop of children toys of the 17th century.

Excerpt from an 1625 book, designed by Jean-Pierre Vermes. Continue reading

French Lord in the late 17th century. Baroque era.

French costume. Baroque era clothing. 17th century fashion

French Lord. In the late 17th century. According Chevignard.

French Lord in the late 17th century. According Chevignard.

Seigneur. Vers la fin du XVIIe Siècle. D’après Chevignard. Ancien Régime. Continue reading

Prayer rugs from Transylvania. 19th century.

Antique Prayer rugs. Asia Minor. Transylvania

Transylvanian prayer rugs. From Asia Minor. XVIIth century.

Transylvanian prayer rugs. From Asia Minor. XVIIth century.

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Charles I of England. King and Martyr.

Charles I of England. King of England. 17th century clothing. Baroque era costumes

Charles I of England. King and Martyr.

Charles I of England. King and Martyr.

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The Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot. English history.

The Gunpowder Plot. Guy Fawkes interrocated by James I and his council in the Kings bed chamber, Whitehall.

The Gunpowder Plot.

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King James I of England.

King James I of England. Baroque era. 17th century clothing

King James I of England

King James I of England (1566–1625).

Son of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.
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Commonality. Time of Charles I. England 1630.

Commonality. Stuart. Baroque fashion. England. Charles I.

Dress of the commonality, 1630.

Dress of the Commonality. Time of Charles I. A.D. 1630.

Baroque era

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The departure of the Mayflower

Mayflower pilgrim fathers. England Tudor era.

Departure of the pilgrim fathers from Delft haven, July 1620.

The Mayflower was a sailing vessel, with the so-called Pilgrim Fathers, many of whom were from central England, set out for America to lead a new life there. The ship was about 28 meters long, nine meters wide, and had about 4 meters draft. Aboard the Mayflower were 102 passengers and 31 crew. Captain of the ship was Christopher Jones. During the crossing, two people died and a child was born. The journey of the Mayflower is the most prominent example of the colonization of America by Europeans and is sometimes presented falsely as their beginning.

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Cinq Mars and De Thou led to Execution.

French Romantics. Alfred de Vigny. Louis XIV fashion costumes.

Cinq Mars and De Thou led to Execution.

Cinq Mars and De Thou led to Execution.

HENRY D’EFFIAT, marquis de Cinq Mars, was a member of a noble French family. Born in 1620, he was made grand equerry of France when only nineteen. For some time he was a royal favorite, but Richelieu took a dislike to the young man and employed means for his downfall. He was accused of conspiring against Louis XIII., and, with his friend De Thou, was executed in 1642. Continue reading

Marie Mancini mistress of the French King Louis XIV.

Marie Mancini, mistress,Louis XIV, 18th century fashion

Marie Mancini (1639 -1715)

Marie Mancini mistress of the French King Louis XIV.

Marie Mancini (1639 -1715) was one of the Mazarinettes and mistress of the French King Louis XIV.

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Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII.

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Baroque fashion history, 16th century costumes. court dresses

REIGNS OF HENRI IV. AND LOUIS XIII 15S9 TO 1643.

Fashion in the Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII. 1589 to 1643.

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Universal mourning on the death of the Guises; intolerance of showy dress — Vertugadins, “espoitrement,” “corps espagnole” — Diversity of colours — The pearls, jewels, and diamonds belonging to Gabrielle d’Estrees and to the queen — Dress of Marguerite de France — Low-cut bodices — Head-dresses of hair — Various styles — Venetian slippers — Edicts of Louis XII. — Caricatures: “Pompe funèbre de la Mode” — Words and fashions — Ribbons or “galants” — Dress of widows — “Demi-ceint” girdles — Gloves of all sorts – Patches — Masks; their use — “Cache-laid” — The Frondeuses — Mme. de Longueville. Continue reading