Historic tragedies have their lessons of instruction to after-generations; they tell their sad tales of sorrow and anguish, which make ears tingle and hearts weep in sympathy. They form graphic… Read More
THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.
Chevalier Charles d’Éon. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France. He remained famous for his pronounced… Read More
Example of combined shoes and clogs. Shoe fashion of the baroque and rococo period.
REIGNS OF JAMES II – WILLIAM I AND MARY 1685-1700
Woolen carpets of Terra di Lavoro, 18th century.
Salon de Musique of Queen Marie Antoinette, Palace of Fontainebleau, France. Showing the following contemporary Louis XVI. furniture:
Heavy woolen blanket. Abruzzi, Italy ca. 1770
Gilt State Bed of Queen Marie Antoinette
Court Lady under the reign of Louis XVI, for the balls of the Queen (Marie Antoinette) in 1774, 1775 and 1776 adopted for the role of the Marquise de Lenoncourt.