L’Innocence entraînée par l’Amour ou le Triomphe de l’Hymen (c.1750). Jean-Baptiste Greuze.
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. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
The Portrait of a Lady forms the type of feminine beauty which Fragonard seems to have admired particularly.
Our illustration of the Bureau de Louis XV. shows one sides of this famous work.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Ornamental Cloisonné Enamel Designs. Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet.
Enamel dish. Allegory of Spring. Youths and maidens in antique costume dancing to the music of a viol, a lyre and a panpipe.
This dish is a repetition in pottery of a famous work in pewter by the goldsmith François Briot.
Treasury of the Cathedral at Nancy. This chalice and paten are of gold, enriched with precious stones and small cloisonné enamels
Cabinet for coins, Cabinet des médaille by Gilles Joubert 1755 ordered by Louis XV. Louis-quinze style
Example of a chair of the latter half of the fifteenth century, with decoration from the latest period of Gothic architecture
She is sitting in a park, in a theatrical costume with a shepherdess’s hat.