Category Archives: Ancien Régime

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

Paris fashion in 1762. Rococo costume era.

Paris fashion. Rococo fashion. 18th century costumes

Paris fashion in 1762

Paris fashion in 1762.

Matron in the old style. Young woman in haute coiffure and small baskets. Former military. Gentleman with habit in 1762.

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Clothing of a notary early 18th century

France notary clothing. 18th century fashion.

France notary clothing 1725

Clothing of a notary early 18th century.

Notaire en 1725. D’après une gravure du temps.

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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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French lord in the reign of King Louis XIV.

French lord. costume. French Baroque fashion. 17th century costume

French lord in the reign of King Louis XIV. 17th century. According to Chevallier-Chevignard.

French lord in the reign of King Louis XIV. 17th century.

Seigneur. Règne de Louis XIV. XVIIe siècle. D’après le Chevallier-Chevignard.

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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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Types of Paris in the 17th century.

Types of Paris. Baroque era, 17th century costumes

Types of Paris. Prosecutor. Seller of oysters. Merchant vinegar.

Types of Paris in the 17th century. Baroque era.

Prosecutor. Seller of oysters. Merchant of vinegar. Reign of Louis XIII, son of Henry IV and Marie de Medici. From the types of Paris. Continue reading

Tin wares shop in 18th century France.

Christoph Kilian, Vendor, Tinware, 18th Century, Baroque fashion.

Tin wares shop in 18th century France

Tin wares shop in 18th century France.

The figure shows the establishment, vendors and buyers in a tin store. After Christoph Kilian  (1709 – 1781). Continue reading

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