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.
France 18th century. Military uniforms. Cavalry music. Companies of the Kings Guard. The royal livery. The Musketeers of the Royal Guard.
Marie-Antoinette as an example of elegance and extravagance as Dauphine and as Queen of France.
France 18th century.
Female costumes of the rococo. Fashions from the first period of the government of Louis XVI. Extravagance of clothes and hairstyles.
France 18th century. Fashions from the second half of the government of Louis XVI. Hairstyles. Hats and caps. The Déshabillés.
HAIRSTYLES. – HATS AND CAPS. THE DESHABILLÉS.
The Doge of Venice from the 9th to the 16th century. State regalia. Officials. Jewish merchant of the 14th century.
Italy. Traditional costumes from the end of the 16th century. Venetian women. Luxury of the Venetian courtesan. Transportation. Pack animals, Gondolas.
Glass painting of church windows with grisaille window roses. Painting on glass attained its highest excellence in the thirteenth century.
The hoop skirt in the age of the Spanish fashion (Renaissance) 16th century, in the age of rococo (Baroque), 18th century, crinoline fashion, 19th century.
France. 18th century. The Casaquin, pet-en-l’air or Caraco. Costumes of the nobility. The bourgeoisie and the lower classes under Louis XV. Historical figures and fashion types.