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1815 Mother and Daughter Gowns. Empire Style gowns, both with simple lines and long sleeves, Norway. www.digitaltmuseu...

Caraco and petticoat, 1770’s From the Musée Galliera

Catherine reine du Wurtemberg

Austrian Cavalry Officer's Hussar Dolman Shoulder Coat, dark blue tunic with black fur trim and black silk lining. Gold gilt buttons and officer's shoulder straps. Black cords and frogs.

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1887 American Ensemble at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Ensemble | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spencer: ca. early 1800's, cotton, linen, silk. unusual collar

Damenspenzer - SKD Online Collection

Evening dress, Worth, circa 1884. Striped dark and light brown silk brocade and velvet. Long bodice with portrait neckline trimmed in brown green satin; off-white lace cuffs. Skirt with brown green satin back panel that extends into a train. Trimmed with dark and light brown silk fringe and tassels.

1884 - Two-piece dress, bodice and skirt in tafetta

Abiti Antichi- Abito 88

Dress: ca. 1810-1815, English, hand-sewn, shot silk with floral pattern, silk corded trim at the band, cotton tape drawstring fastening. silk ribbon at back (replacement).

1815 - Silk wedding dress

Ephemeral Elegance | Organza Gown, ca. 1800-10 via Imatex

Dress ca. 1885 From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Stuart (or Holland) Tiara, part of a parure made for Queen Wilhelmina who only wore the pieces at her investiture in 1898, her wedding in 1901, and in a portrait. Her daughter Juliana, who became Queen in 1948, decided to wear the complete parure the evening of her investiture. She was fond of the parure and wore it frequently until the 1970s. Since then, the parure has not been seen. Queen Beatrix has never worn any part of this parure.

Jewellery of the Dutch Royal Family

( Jane Austen ) Letter to Cassandra dated 20-22 June 1808 while visiting at Godmersham (brother Edward’s estate in Kent). With the high cost of paper every available space on the page was used; around the directions, in the margins, even overwriting was fairly common.

Taffeta silk pelisse about 1815 (Replica) Made by Corina van der Linden - Crien-oline

Suzanne Slesin's library dining room in NYC. Atmosphere of an English Library.

interior design musings: Rainy Afternoons

Victorian Solstice - GDN Facebook Kimono dressing gown, c.1885, FIDM 80.40.1. A Victorian gown made from a Japanese kimono.

1507-1525, Cumbria, England. The Dacre Dolphin carved banner stand. The Dacre Beasts are rare survivors of a tradition of heraldic ornament. They represent one of the most powerful families in northern England and are a unique survivors of free standing, large-scale wooden heraldic sculpture from the English Renaissance. The figures are holding 19th century banners.

The Dacre Dolphin (Figure) | V&A Search the Collections

Until the mid 20th century a man’s shirt was an item of underwear. However, those parts of it exposed when the wearer was fully dressed were often embellished. In this example, the collar and cuffs are embroidered in a pattern of stylised columbine and leaves in cross stitch. The embroidery continues on the seams of the sleeves and shirt body, even though these would not be seen. Collars and cuffs decorated in a similar way can be seen in portraits of men by Hans Holbein between 1535 and 1555.

Shirt | V&A Search the Collections

Queen Elizabeth's staff, saddle and handkerchief

1881-1885 Black cotton, long line corset with shoulder straps and lacing at the center front. This corset is strongly boned throughout, and is thought to have been a orthopeadic corset.

Black cotton long line corset: 19th century, Unknown

1860s ? Pretty brown and blue.

Smock; English, 1575-1585. In Queen Elizabeth I's New Year's Gifts of 1588-9, this entry is listed: 'one smock of fyne Holland cloth, fair wrought with black silk'. The embroidery on this pictured smock (V&A Museum) includes an eglantine rose and a Tudor rose; the Queen was given many similar blackwork garments.

Smock | V&A Search the Collections


loveisspeed.......: The art of dressing...1800's fashion..