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.
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.
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.Rococo the period of the gallantry.
France 18th century.
Female costumes of the rococo. Fashions from the first period of the government of Louis XVI. Extravagance of clothes and hairstyles.
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