Ebony cabinet in the style of Louis Seize. Prize medal for great excellence of design and workmanship in decorative furniture 1862.
France Bordeaux. Folk costumes from Gradignan, Caudéran, Pessac, Laroque, Blaye. First half of the 19th century.
History of Costume. Empire Romantic Era of the middle or late 1820’s. Young lady wears a ballroom ensemble. Young man dressed in evening clothes.
When Marie Antoinette married Louis XVI of France, she missed her Kipfel, and sent to Vienna for an Austrian baker to teach his Paris confreres the art of making them.
French Folk costumes from Brittany, Normandy, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Provence, Hauts-de-France region, Haute-Savoie, Corsica.
The hand bag and parasol illustrate two of the most common accessories of the 19th century.
The party dress here shows definite leanings toward the Romantic period, which began with 1815.
Fontainebleau reflects and preserves for us the glories of the gay and splendour-loving kings of France.
Place Vendôme is one of the five “royal squares” of Paris and is located in the middle of the city
Costumes and scarves in the 18th and 19th century. The fashion of classicism during the French directorate, consulate and first empire.
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