The thistle and the rose - Detail from the Treaty of Perpetual Peace (1502) between England and Scotland which was cemented by the marriage of James IV of Scotland to Princess Margaret, Henry VII’s daughter. The borders of this document illustrate the thistle (James’ emblem), the Tudor rose and the marguerete representing Margaret.
(Medieval Farm Yard) Timbered house with heavy door, tile roof, attached stable and sheep pen give a glimpse of rural Medieval life, with the "goode wife" tending her poultry. Probably Swiss 14th - 16th century
Robe a la francaise, 1762-1767. This gown is made of a very thin silk or taffeta with very fine stripes of red, blue and white, which, seen from afar, give the impression of mauve. A white leaf pattern is woven into the fabric and as well as floral sprays in various colours.