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.
The French guards since their creation. Soldiers in the 17th and 18th century. Uniforms of Pikiner, Flag bearer, Tambour, Musketeer, Officer.
Female fashion. Second half of the reign of Louis XIV. The Capote, The Muff. The Fontange. The Baskine. The lace apron. The House Dresses.
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Ladies of high standing in the transition from the 17th to the 18th century, after rare coloured copper engravings of that period. Female fashion of the baroque in the 17th and 18th century.
Transport wagons, coaches and carriages in 16th and 17th century Europe. Coaches in France. Continental carriages in the 13th and 14th century.
The hoop skirt in the age of the Spanish fashion (Renaissance) 16th century, in the age of rococo (Baroque), 18th century, crinoline fashion, 19th century.
Germany 17th and 18th century. Fashions of the day: Beard, hair and wigs. Historical figures. Clergymen, statesmen and warriors.
The costumes depicted here belong to the second half of the reign of Louis XIV and the end of the 17th century. The first characteristic feature is the large headdress, called Fontange.
The fragments shown here are borrowed from a painting by Van der Maulen depicting the entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Arras after the beginning of the campaign in 1667. The Queen’s Marstall. The grand stable master. Ladies of honour. The Gardes du Corps. The king’s chariot.
Fan decoration of the reign of Louis XIV., and during the first part of the reign of Louis XV. was greatly improved by the celebrated Vernis Martin (Martin’s Varnish).