Category Archives: 1740

Fan design 18th century. Watteau style.

Fan design, rococo. 18th century, Watteau, Ivory, Antique

Abanico de marfil en forma de baraja.

Fan design 18th century. Watteau style.

Subject Watteau style: a party in a palace, where they dance Pierrot and Colombine.

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18th century fabrics. French Silks hanging patterns

18th century fabrics. French Silks hanging patterns. Louis XVI style. Rococo period

18th century fabrics. French Silks hanging patterns

18th century fabrics. French Silks hanging patterns.

The silks, the designs for which form the subject of our plate, all come from that branch of French manufacture to which Golbert, under Louis XIV, gave so powerful an impulse, and the productions of which, thanks to careful academical studies, and the wholesome traditions of the studios, have never ceased to influence all title European manufactories engaged in the production of these fabrics. The twelve examples given in title accompanying plate may be classified in the following order. To this classification we have added a scale showing the relative proportion of each to the original (the patterns are shown reduced from their original size).
1. Hangings for furniture and walls. — State robes – Fig. 1 to 6,
2. Idem, in two colors (Louis XVI) – Fig. 7 – 10,
3. Light silks (Louis XVI) – Fig. 10 – 11,
4. Border (Louis XVI) – Fig. 12, In the first four of these, traces of the influence of Asiatic art on the national taste may be observed. Numbers 3 and 4 deserve special attention from the manner in which by means of reflected rays richness and fulness are imparted to the primary simple designs. Lastly, as a peculiarity in the process of manufacture, we notice in Numbers 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, the use of silks figured with zonal patterns.

Published by Auguste Racinet

Colifichets, Parures. Les modes sous Louis XV. La mode du rococo.

Colifichets, Parures. La mode Louis XV. Costumes de rococo. 18 vêtements de siècle.

Colifichets, Parures.

Rococo adornments, jewelry design. Louis XV fashion history from 1715 to 1774.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes sous Louis XV 1715-1774. La Mode du Rococo. Colifichets, Parures. – Planche 12.
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Louis XV baroque fashion 1720-1740.

Louis XV baroque fashion. 18th century fashion. Grande robe. Justaucorps. Watteau.

Louis XV fashion 1720-1740. Grande robe. Justaucorps.

Costumes Louis XV era.  Baroque fashion 1720-1740.

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Marquise in rococo gown in the Reign of Louis XV 1740

French Marquise Rococo gown. France18th century clothing. Louis XV Ancien Régime fashion. Court Dress in Versailles

Marquise in the Reign of Louis XV 1740

Marquise in rococo gown in the Reign of Louis XV 1740

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

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Nobel woman in rococo gown in the Reign of Louis XV, 1740.

French Nobel woman Rococo gown. France18th century clothing. Louis XV Ancien Régime fashion. Court Dress in Versailles

Nobel woman Reign of Louis XV

Nobel woman in rococo gown in the Reign of Louis XV, 1740.

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864.

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Paris Fashion 1740. Nobleman in rococo costume.

Paris Fashion Nobleman Rococo costume. France 18th century clothing. Louis XV Ancien Régime fashion. Court Dress in Versailles

Nobleman in the Reign of Louis XV 1740

Paris Fashion 1740. Nobleman in rococo costume. Reign of Louis XV.

France 18th century clothing. Louis XV Ancien Régime fashion. Court Dress in Versailles

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

Related: Fashion and costume in the eighteenth century

 

French Marquis in the Reign of Louis XV 1740

French Marquis in Rococo costume. France18th century clothing. Louis XV Ancien Régime fashion. Court Dress in Versailles

Marquis in the Reign of Louis XV 1740

France Marquis in the Reign of Louis XV 1740.

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