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.

Rome. Furniture and Appliances of Antiquity. Pompeii, Herculanean.

Rome, Furniture, Appliances, Antiquity, Pompeii, Herculanean,
Rome. Furniture and Appliances.


  • No. 1. Marble Curulian armchair, found in the Roman Forum on the site of the ancient Roman tribunal under Paul III.
  • Nos. 2, 3. Geometric front and back view of the armchair without the base, after Piranesi.
  • No. 4. Bedstead, found in Pompeii in 1868.
  • No. 5. Iron suitcase from Pompeii.
  • Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9. Three keys and a lock, after a cut stone in the museum of Florence.
  • Nos. 10, 11. Four-legged table and cupboard after Herculanean wall paintings.
  • No. 12. Terracotta casting vessel. From the Hamilton Collection.

Source: History of Costume in Chronological Development by Auguste Racinet. Edited by Adolf Rosenberg. Published by Firmin-Didot et cie. Paris, 1888.


Note:  Clothing of the middle classes in France during the rococo period.

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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)