Chaumet Lumieres d’Eau high jewellery necklace in white and yellow gold set with an oval-cut blue sapphire from Ceylon of 10.23ct, a pear-shaped VVS1 Fancy Yellow diamond of 3.77ct, blue and yellow sapphires, and diamonds.
A whitework embroidered empire-line muslin dress, circa 1805. with woven self-stripes and vertically embroidered foliate bands, nice back detailing with four Dorset buttons, slightly trained hem, bodice with internal linen narrow front closure flaps and remains of triangular front bodice panels. - See more at: http://kerrytaylorauctions.com/one-item/?id=119&sub&auctionid=402#sthash.GXni9oLC.dpuf
From 1810 to 1820 dresses became slightly more structured with padded hems and firmer fabrics, such as twills and even some taffeta. Soft colors returned to fashion after a 10-year absence. Sleeves began to grow fuller at the shoulder and high waists endured throughout this period but lowered slightly as the years went by.
Marshall and Snelgrove Ltd 1895-1900 Purple velvet coat with Medieval-style collar. Entirely covered with dramatic sprays of an English wildflower called Sweet Cicely that are hand-embroidered in yellow and green silk, with petals of white felt.