The Syon Cope.
A fine example of the ecclesiastical needlework for which England was noted in the thirteenth century; presented to the Duke of Northumberland by refugee nuns from Portugal, to whose convent it belonged, and whom he sheltered at Syon House during the Continental troubles of the early nineteenth century.
The Italian fashion in France. The collars of the dresses. Metal and wooden corsets. Display of fine lingerie. The passementerie works and laces. The rules of etiquette. The expansion of ruffs.
Painting by Paolo Veronese. Venetian nobility at the second half of the 16th century. The ladies’ costumes belong to the period 1575-1585.
Tuscan and Venetian Ladies 1460-80. Unpublished paintings from the Libraries of Trieste, Venice etc.
The figures are all taken from fashion journals. The period includes the last period of the convent, the rule of the board of directors and the beginning of the consulate.
France. The fashions under the consulate. Fashionable Parisians enjoy a beautiful spring day at the horse race at the Promenade de Longchamp in 1802.
In the surroundings of Rome the picturesque costume of the contadini (farmers) has almost disappeared. Only occasionally do you see entire families of country dwellers in national costumes on the streets.
The Royal House of Normandy. Regal heraldry; the armorial insignia of the Kings and Queens of England. William I, William II, Henry I, Stephen. Queen, Matilda
All the figures on this panel show the predominant influence of the English-French fashions of Louis XVI’s time. History of the costume in chronological development by Auguste Racinet.
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).