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.
Stephen Keene (about 1640-1719) was an English instrument maker. He made harpsichords, spinets and virginals in his workshop in London.
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.
The uniforms of the French Navy under the government of Louis XVI and the revolution. 18th century.
France 18th century. Costumes of the middle classes. Bourgeois women and their children. Rococo period.
Musical instruments, historic, rare and unique. Bagpipes. The Musette, Zampogna, and Cornemuse. The Musette de Cour. Hurdy-gurdy and one-handed flute.
Design of a silk pattern in franco-oriental style based on Persian ornamentation. France at the beginning of the 17th century.
Transport wagons, coaches and carriages in 16th and 17th century Europe. Coaches in France. Continental carriages in the 13th and 14th century.
France first half of the 18th century uniforms. Rattky and Bercheny-Husars. Garde du Corps. Foreign regiments. Hussars and Ulans. Uniforms of French soldiers of the 18th century.
The “Tuscan.” A short account of a Violin by Stradivari. Made for Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Dated 1690. THIS remarkable instrument, one of the finest examples of Stradivari’s work, is probably unique in the preservation, in every detail, of the original beauty of its form and workmanship.