The Coronation Banquet of Louis XV at Reims.
The Coronation Banquet of Louis XV in the Grand Dinning Room of the Archiepiscopal Palace 25th October 1722. Ancien Régime, French Court.
At the end of the room, upon a raised platform and beneath a dais studded with fleur-de-lis and the arms of France and Navarre, is the king’s table, around which stand the great officers of state.
In the comer of the room, upon a platform to the king’s left, are the royal princesses.
At the foot of the platform are four separate tables, two on each side.
To the right are the six spiritual peers with their copes and mitres; upon the other side of the table are the Bishops of Soissons, Amiens, and Senlis, suffragans of the archbishopric of Rheims, in their hoods and rochets.
To the left, the six temporal peers.
The second table, beside that of the spiritual peers, is the ambasador’s table,
The second table, next to that of the temporal peers, is the table of the great officers of state and of the Knights of the order of the Holy Ghost.
The persons standing around these four tables are the officers of the royal bodyguard of Rheims, who have the right of waiting at the royal banquet.
In the centre, at the foot of the steps leading to the platform, is the Marquis de Livry, first maître d’hôtel, with his wand of office; beside him are the twelve maîtres d’hôtel, standing in a row, six on each side; next to them are the heralds, drummers, trumpeter, and hautboy players, also standing in a row,
The grand-master of the ceremonies is to the right, and the master of the ceremonies to the left; the gentlemen and officers appointed to wait at the royal table are the figures in the centre of the picture just in front of the platform.
This plate and the accompanying text are from the Sacre de Louis XV., a splendid compilation executed by the first engravers in Europe under the supervision of M. d’Ullin,
By Sabatier ande Urrabieta. Imp, lith., Firmin-Didot, Son, & Co.
Ancien Régime, Baroque, Rococo, Revolution, Directoire, Empire, Regency, Restoration, Romanticism, German Biedermeier.
- Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII. 1589 to 1643. Baroque Vertugadins, Low-cut bodices.
- Reign of Louis XIV. 1643 to 1715. Baroque Court luxury and pleasure.
- Reign of Louis XV. 1715 to 1774. Baroque, Rococo. Praise in corsets.
- Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780. The influence of Marie Antoinette on fashion.
- Reign of Louis XVI. 1780 to 1789. Rococo fashion. Peasant dress is universal.
- The French Republic. Fashion under the French Revolution 1789 to 1804. Directoire, Regency.
- Comparison of the French and English modes. 1808 to 1815.
- The Gallery of Fashion 1794, by N. v. Heidelhoff. England Georgian, Regency era.
- Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. Empire, Regency fashion. England Georgian
- Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. Romantic era, Biedermeier.
- Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Romantic era, Biedermeier. early Victorian.
- The Second Republic. 1848 -1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
- The Corset and the Crinolin. A Book of Modes and Costumes.
- Fashion in Paris and London, 1780 to 1788. The origin of the hooped skirt.
- The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786. The depravity of Marie Antoinette.
- The Salons of Paris before the French Revolution 1786-1789.
- The Coronation Banquet of Louis XV at Reims. 25 October 1722
- Fashion and costume in the eighteenth century. Fashion history by Carl Cohler.
- The Farthingale. Fashion during the reign of Louis XV.
- The use of the Corset in the reign of Louis XVI.
- Madame de Pompadour. Her political power and general influence.
- The Entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Arras 1667.
- Albums of historical hairstyles. Album de coiffures histories par E. Nissy.
- The Execution of Marie-Antoinette. The French Revolution.
- The Execution of Louis XVI. French Revolution.
- The creation of the Directory. French Revolution.
- Les Incroyables et Merveilleuses. Empire fashion by Horace Vernet.
- The Incroyables and Muscadins. The French directory dandies. French Revolution.
- Fashion in Paris after the Revolution. By Octave Uzanne. 1796-1800.
- The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786.
- Caraco à la francaise in 1786. Heyday of Rococo fashion.
- Italian Lace History. Reference List of Italian Laces.
- Collection of antique fabric design.
- Fabric terms dictionary from A to Z
- Timeline of the French Revolution.
- Fashion History France. On the history of costumes. Listed chronologically.
- On the history of costumes. From Ancient to the 19th century. Chronological Gallery.
- The Ancient Greek Costume. Ancient fashion history.
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