The elegant world in the 18th century. Women of the people. Officer of the royal house. Stocking and lace maker. (1735-1755).
This watch is said to have belonged to Madame du Barry. Pendulum clock gilded bronze. Model by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain (Paris 1719-1791). Louis XV era. Pavillon de Louveciennes
Europe. 18th century. France. Magnificent armchair. Second half of the century. The palanquin.
The Wilton picture is mentioned by Gambarini as: “Rembrandt — an old woman reading with spectacles.” It was therefore in the collection before 1730.
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.
The uniforms of the French Navy under the government of Louis XVI and the revolution. 18th century.
Transport wagons, coaches and carriages in 16th and 17th century Europe. Coaches in France. Continental carriages in the 13th and 14th century.
France first half of the 18th century uniforms. Rattky and Bercheny-Husars. Garde du Corps. Foreign regiments. Hussars and Ulans. Uniforms of French soldiers of the 18th century.
The “Tuscan.” A short account of a Violin by Stradivari. Made for Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Dated 1690. THIS remarkable instrument, one of the finest examples of Stradivari’s work, is probably unique in the preservation, in every detail, of the original beauty of its form and workmanship.
French styles of the Baroque and Rococo in the 18th century. Wigs and hats. Principles of the French-Italian Riding School. The most popular colours for horses.