A mediaeval mirror case. The subject is a favorite one with mediaeval artists, and is known as “The Assault of the Castle of Love.”
A lace worked dress, in circular shape, furnished with a lace cape reaching to the top of the embroidery, of very fine point d’Alençon.
Ebony cabinet in the style of Louis Seize. Prize medal for great excellence of design and workmanship in decorative furniture 1862.
History of Costume. Empire Romantic Era of the middle or late 1820’s. Young lady wears a ballroom ensemble. Young man dressed in evening clothes.
Fibula of gold and bronze. Pendant or bulla of gold. Pin and Buckle of of bronze. Discovered at Wingham, near Canterbury, in 1843.
The hand bag and parasol illustrate two of the most common accessories of the 19th century.
The Mower (1888) by Sir W. H. Thornycroft is apparently the first portrayal in British sculpture of a labourer in his working clothes.
The party dress here shows definite leanings toward the Romantic period, which began with 1815.
An enamelled alms bowl with fleurs-de-lys and arabesque ornaments. Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages. 13th century.
Man in striped suit with frock coat, flat hat, lace-up tie and checked waistcoat. The woman wears a voluminous dress, the waist figure accentuated, the skirt supported by a steel frame.