Fan of pierced gold arabesque work, diamonds, rubies and emeralds, finely carved mother-of-pearl, richly inlaid with pure gold floral wreaths and Brussels lace.
This couple dressed in afternoon formal dress. Change that took place in feminine costume. It shows the new silhouette.
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.
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.
Early Victorian. 1840-1865. The crinoline of the mid-forties was probably the most concealing costume ever worn by women.
A lady in so called princess dress and waterfall hairstyle. The bearded gentleman is dressed in formal afternoon attire, wearing a cut-away coat, horseshoe stickpin, and boutonniere.
This man and woman on their way to church are dressed in a manner becoming the late Victorian aristocrats on a semiformal afternoon occasion.
Jack Rattenbury. The smugglers; picturesque chapters in the story of an ancient craft by Charles George Harper.
Three bronze shoes, the first worn on stage by the actress Miss Ada Cavendish. Ladies’ Dress Shoes of the Nineteenth Century.