FRANCE – 18TH CENTURY. TRADITIONAL COSTUMES AND INDOOR FURNISHING, 1794.
The elegant Parisian society of 1792 in the gardens of the Royal Palace: elegant crowd, gathered under the trees, discussing and courting.
This painting dates from the most characteristic period of Louis XV’s reign and shows an extremely accurate representation of the society of that time.
LA COMTESSE DE PROVENCE. Robe de Cour, Moyen Panier 1778. Galerie des Modes et Costumes Français Dessinés d’Apres Nature 1778-1787.
A Lady and a Gallant. France 1795.
Merveilleuse and Incroyable. French fashion of the Directoire.
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Example of combined shoes and clogs. Shoe fashion of the baroque and rococo period.
REIGNS OF JAMES II – WILLIAM I AND MARY 1685-1700