Eighteenth Century men’s wig: Men who could afford it bought wigs. Full-bottomed wigs were preferred up until where the French toupee or English foretop became popular afterwards. They were made by human hair and were powdered for formal dress.
Detail of the back: Spencer. Wool and silk fabric, ivory silk cord decoration, linen. France This spencer has the tailoring characteristics that mark the years in France: very high waistline , wide shoulders and important collar.
tems Which May Have Been Found on a Georgian Lady’s Dressing Table. These items are nearly all in the collection of Nº 1 Royal Crescent Museum in Bath. A fan depicting a map of Bath, a pair of rare Bilsto
Round, flat straw hat embroidered with straw-work flowers. Round, flat straw hat with shallow crown. Embroidered with straw-work flowers on crown and around brim, a wreath of straw flowers around crown. Straw, plaited and dyed.
Thomas Pinckney II, son of General Thomas Pinckney, and grandson of Col. He was married to Elizabeth Izard (see her portrait). Painted by Edward Greene Malbone 1801 watercolor on ivory. Gibbes Museum, Charleston, S.