Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire is a country house in England and an important example of Elizabethan architecture.
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
Saint Agnes is venerated as a martyr, consecrated virgin and saint; celebrated on 21 January according to the Roman Martyrology as a martyr of purity.
Few monarchs have been so distinguished by their avidity for knowledge and instruction as Francis I.
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.
The pedimental head-dress, which had so long a reign, is well represented by the brasses at Boughton Malherbe, 1529.
BRAMSHILL HOUSE is one of the most perfect of the remaining mansions of the time of James the First.
The art of perfumery began to be cultivated in Italy early in the 16th century. France has been associated with the cultivation of sweet-smelling flowers from early times.
A history of mourning by Richard Davey. The Funeral of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart.
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.
Garment of a German magistrate and knight at the beginning of the 16th century.