This Ballroom costume contains almost every possible exaggeration that could be heaped upon an already overdeveloped style.
Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.
The elegant world in the 18th century. Women of the people. Officer of the royal house. Stocking and lace maker. (1735-1755).
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
This watch is said to have belonged to Madame du Barry. Pendulum clock gilded bronze. Model by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain (Paris 1719-1791). Louis XV era. Pavillon de Louveciennes
Some of the clasps, called châtelaines, with which this plate is filled, belong to the style which was in fashion from 1719 to 1745
PAINTED AND LACQUERED SEDAN CHAIR WITH DOMED TOP. Designed by the Brothers Adam for Lady Watkin Williams Wynn. Now in the Bethnal Green Museum. Circa 1776.
Europe. 18th century. France. Magnificent armchair. Second half of the century. The palanquin.
The palanquin of Queen Maria Lesczinska. Litter from carved and gilded wood, painted with flowers and cupids. The Independence Candelabra.
The Médaillier is considered one of the most beautiful creations of French furniture from the early days of Louis XV’s reign, showing a mixture of motifs from ancient art and fantasies in the rococo style. Louis-quinze (style rocaille).
La bonne petite Soeur promenant son petit frère. Elle est Coiffée d’un Chapeau à la sicilienne et vêtue d’un Fourreau élégant.
THIS plate terminates the series in which we have successively represented the different phases of the cartouche.