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.
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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.
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.
France 18th century. Costumes of the middle classes. Bourgeois women and their children. Rococo period.
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 hoop skirt in the age of the Spanish fashion (Renaissance) 16th century, in the age of rococo (Baroque), 18th century, crinoline fashion, 19th century.