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.
Medieval musical instruments. Stringed instruments. The harp, the psaltery, the rota, the lute, the mandora, the guitar, the zither and the citole.
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.
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.