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1800's accessories

Fashions of London and Paris, Head Dresses, October 1805.

1806-1811. This pair of women's shoes was probably designed to be worn with a walking dress. By the beginning of the 19th century more practical footwear for both men and women was in demand, though fashion had to be taken into account as well. The woman’s shoe is very similar in style to the man's velvet shoe with which it is shown. Both have a low wedge heel, round toe and latchets tied well over the instep.

ca. 1800 Smocks used to protect one's clothing while undertaking messy household chores rarely survive from early America. This rare example of a woman's everyday work clothes is made of the blue and white checked cloth that was also commonly used for women's aprons and men's shirts. The several stains and patches suggest the hard use such garments saw;

Digital Collection -Smock

Head dresses of 1801, taken from Ladies notebook 1802

Jacket (Spencer) Date: 1804–14 Culture: British (probably) Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles Rand Kennedy, 1946 Accession Number: C.I.46.83.3

Spencer Date: ca. 1800 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 10 in. (25.4 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Trust Gift, 1991 Accession Number: 1991.239.2

1808:  The jockey caps are back (they likely didn't disappear, I just don't have an 1807 fashion plate with them), more colorful and intricate than before.  Then crowns start getting deeper and the cap-like hats can be brimless, with front brims, or with all-around brims

Reticule Date: ca. 1801 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length: 23 5/8 in. (60 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Stella Jolles Reichman, 1980 Accession Number: 1980.445.18

Louis Marie Sicard, genannt Sicardi Lady in Brown Dress 1806

Shoe. Silk, silk ribbon, silver sequins, linen leather. France or England circa 1809.