Category Archives: Ancien Régime

Ancien Régime. Early modernity all over Europe before the French Revolution of 1789, a term representative for absolutism.

Knight of The Order of St. Louis. Reign of Louis XIV, 1680.

Grand-Croix.Louis XIV Order of St. Louis. Knight. 17th century. Baroque fashion.

Knight of The Order of St. Louis. Reign of Louis XIV, 1680.

Knight of The Order of St. Louis. Reign of Louis XIV, 1680.

Chevalier de Saint-Louis. Rege de Louis XIV. Laitière en 1680.

The Order of Saint Louis was founded on April 5, 1693 by King Louis XIV. Of France and awarded for military merit.  The Order consisted of three classes and the number of members was limited: Continue reading

French prince and maid of honor costumes in the Reign of Louis XIV.

French prince. Maid of honor. Louis XIV costumes. Baroque fashion

French prince and maid of honor costumes in the Reign of Louis XIV.

French prince and maid of honor in the Reign of Louis XIV.

Costume Prince. (According to a painting by Van der Meulen, in 1670.)
Costume maid of honor, (From Petitot, in 1661. Reign of Louis XIV.)

Costume de Prince. (D’après le tableau de Van der Meulen, en 1670.)
Costume de demoiselle d’honneur, (D’après Petitot, en 1661. Reign de Louis XIV.)
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Lord and French nobles fashion. 16th century. Reign of Louis XIII.

 

French nobles fashion. 16th century baroque costumes.

Lord and French nobles. 16th century. Reign of Louis XIII. From the table of Abraham Bosse in 1633.

Lord and French nobles. 16th century. Reign of Louis XIII.

Seigneur et nobles Français. XVIe siècle. Règne de Louis XIII. D’après le tableau d’Abraham Bosse, en 1633.
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Lord and Ladies costumes after the edict of 1633.

French Lord, Ladies costume. Sumptuary law. 17th century baroque fashion.

Lord and Ladies costumes after the edict of 1633. According to Abraham Bosse. Reign of Louis XIII.

Lord and Ladies costumes after the edict of 1633.

Costume de Seigneur et de Dames. Apres l’édit de réforme 1633. D’après Abraham Bosse.

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