Marchande de modes portant la marchandise en ville.

Marchande, marchandise, farthingale, rococo, fashion, Galerie, modes,
Marchande de modes 1780. 1er Cahier de la Collection d’habillements modernes et galants avec les habillements des princes et seigneurs.

Marchande de modes portant la marchandise en ville 1780.

A Dressmaker carrying the merchandise in the city in 1780.

Source: 1er Cahier de la Collection d’habillements modernes et galants avec les habillements des princes et seigneurs. Paris 1780. Dessiné par Claude-Louis Desrais; Gravé par Martial Deny; Carl de Vinck. Éditeur et marchand, André Basset. Published in the Galerie des modes et costumes français, by Jacques Esnault and Michel Rapilly.

Illustration, Dragons, fighting,
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Note:  Dame de Paris in rococo gown in the Reign of Louis XV, 1729

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