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    Ornament for garment 17th century linen (needle lace)

    Portret van een vrouw in Fries kostuum; woman in traditional costume wearing a gold head ornament beneath her huge lace cap, Friesland, the Netherlands, 1780-1790

    18th Century.

    Iron Corset - creation date: 17th century O.O Jeebus Christ

    Linen Dress 1725–40, Italian

    Waistcoat, British, early 18th century, linen, silk, metallic thread, MET



    Sybille of Cleves, sister of Anne of Cleves

    Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.

    Date: ca. 1780 Culture: French Medium: silk

    Embroidered oak leaf and acorn design on a cream silk tabby waistcoat, 1780-90, in the Wade collection. ©National Trust

    Pair of hose | England | 1640's | Knitted Wool | T.63-1910. I love the little horse!

    Wig (for men). Black ponytail. Horsehair. 1700-1800.

    Embroidered silk garter, French, late 18th century. Purple satin embroidered in white chain stitch 'Souvenir d'Amite'.

    Sleeve cuff from dress, 1780.

    Dress a la polonaise, outer fabric embroidered linen, lining linen, 1770s, KM 67.871

    18th Century Shoes

    1575-1600 Bodice worn by Marie de Medici in Paris (Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Massachusette USA)

    Queen Elizabeth the first's peacock gown

    Elizabeth I by Bettes. Here we can clearly see the blackwork embroidery on the Queen's sleeves. The Tudor rose is prominent. When the heraldic Tudor rose appears on her ladies' clothing it is more than likely that the item has come from the Queen. Wearing an item of dress given to you by the Queen would signal that you stood high in her favour.

    Man's doublet, 16th century, Abegg-Stiftung Collection.

    Elizabeth I: The Rainbow Portrait. Painted ca. 1600 when she was in her 60's and is attributed to Isaac Oliver. The most symbolic painting of the Queen, the ageless Elizabeth appears dressed as if for a masque… wearing symbols out of the popular emblem books: the cloak with eyes and ears, the serpent of wisdom, the celestial armillary sphere, and carries a rainbow with the motto non sine sol iris ("no rainbow without the sun").

    Queen Elizabeth I by George Gower

    Queen Katherine Parr - once thought to be a portrait of Jane Grey it has now been proven to be of the Queen Katherine Parr.