The three beautiful daughters of James, second Earl Waldegrave was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1780-1 for Horace Walpole.
Painted at Vigée Le Brun’s best period this group ranks among her highest achievements,- it has been engraved and reproduced times out of number
The leading fashion designers of the eighteenth century looked to the sixteenth century and later to classical Greece and Rome for ideas and inspiration.
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This Ballroom costume contains almost every possible exaggeration that could be heaped upon an already overdeveloped style.
Ebony cabinet in the style of Louis Seize. Prize medal for great excellence of design and workmanship in decorative furniture 1862.
Some of the clasps, called châtelaines, with which this plate is filled, belong to the style which was in fashion from 1719 to 1745
The palanquin of Queen Maria Lesczinska. Litter from carved and gilded wood, painted with flowers and cupids. The Independence Candelabra.
La bonne petite Soeur promenant son petit frère. Elle est Coiffée d’un Chapeau à la sicilienne et vêtue d’un Fourreau élégant.
France 18th century. The Grand Lever. The morning toilet of a lady of status. The caracos, the shirts, the overskirt, etc. Female fashion during the reign of Louis XVI.
Grandes robes d’étiquette à la cour de Marie-Antoinette. Robe de Cour avec son panier, garnie de feuilles de chêne en guirlandes. A Madame la Comtesse d’Oyras 1786.