Few monarchs have been so distinguished by their avidity for knowledge and instruction as Francis I.
Our illustration of the Bureau de Louis XV. shows one sides of this famous work.
Costumes of the late Middle Ages. Fourtenth century. The period is one of lavish use of color.
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The art of perfumery began to be cultivated in Italy early in the 16th century. France has been associated with the cultivation of sweet-smelling flowers from early times.
Glimpses of the world; a portfolio of photographs by John Lawson Stoddard
Historic dress in America during the Republic under George Washington and John Adams.
Enamel dish. Allegory of Spring. Youths and maidens in antique costume dancing to the music of a viol, a lyre and a panpipe.
This dish is a repetition in pottery of a famous work in pewter by the goldsmith François Briot.
Cabinet for coins, Cabinet des médaille by Gilles Joubert 1755 ordered by Louis XV. Louis-quinze style
She is sitting in a park, in a theatrical costume with a shepherdess’s hat.