Henri III’s favourites put on make-up and powder, wore earrings, lace and tinsel.
The disappearance of the hoop in the early years of the seventeenth century caused a change in the outline of the costume worn by the woman of fashion.
This splendid building was commenced in the year 1629, by the Cardinal de Richelieu, from the designs of Le Mercier.
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The French guards since their creation. Soldiers in the 17th and 18th century. Uniforms of Pikiner, Flag bearer, Tambour, Musketeer, Officer.
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Design of a silk pattern in franco-oriental style based on Persian ornamentation. France at the beginning of the 17th century.
Transport wagons, coaches and carriages in 16th and 17th century Europe. Coaches in France. Continental carriages in the 13th and 14th century.
THE Palace of the Luxembourg is situated in the Faubourg St. Germain, Rue de Vaugirard.
Costume civil du temps de Louis XIII. XVIIe siècle. Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements.
Costume of a French peasant farmer from the 16th to the 18th century.
Gentlemen costumes of 1615-1630. Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles.