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.
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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).
The aristocracy’s costumes. Louis XIV in the fashion of 1660 and 1670. The fashion of long hair. The Rhine Count’s trousers. The court of Versailles.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Le Roi soleil en costume de théâtre. Louis XIV au carrousel. Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles.
Dame Francaise. XVIIe siècle. Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria
Costume of a French peasant farmer from the 16th to the 18th century.
Timbalier, Tambour à Cheval. (XVIIe siècle). Règne de Louis XIV. Gravure extraite de l’ouvrage de H. Gourdon de Genouillac.
The Order of Saint Louis was founded on April 5, 1693 by King Louis XIV. Of France and awarded for military merit.
Costume de Prince en 1670. Costume de demoiselle d’honneur en 1661. Reign de Louis XIV.
Seigneur. Règne de Louis XIV. XVIIe siècle. D’après le Chevallier-Chevignard.