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Irregularly pleated linen collar, Northern Netherlands, c.1615-35 (via). “Early millstone ruffs were starched with regular pleats. This example, however, is looser and less tidy. It is of a type that was popular with young, fashionable men around 1615 to 1635. This is the only surviving pleated ruff in the world.” - Rijkmuseum website

Ruff collars from 1560 to 1600. More interesting imagery and comparisons between styles in different European countries via this pin.

Velvet bag to hang from belt, trimmed with gold thread and tassels, the Netherlands, early 17th century. At the Hendrikje Bag Museum, the Netherlands. From Bags, Pepin Press, 2004.

A good example of the kind of women's neckwear popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the luxurious sensibility of this jabot so...

Black Worked Ruff and Cuffs set - "Elizabeth" black work pattern - - Elizabethan ruff / collar 1560 - 1600

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Ruff edging

Ruff with Needle-Lace Edging, Italian, Early 1600s.

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A Shirt Tale

Eighteenth-century unbleached linen shirt. The chest slit was rolled and hemmed and depending on the depth of the opening, may have had a single button and buttonhole.

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His ‘Rose without a Thorn’

A re-creation of a Tudor gown ala Queen Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, for display at Gainsborough Old Hall, to commemorate Henry and Catherine’s visit made as part of Henry’s Northern Progress in 1541.

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Doublet and breeches

This ensemble of plain wool serge, probably once black, is a rare example of everyday men’s dress of the early 17th century. It is lined for warmth with a linen pile fabric, similar to modern towelling. The doublet openings are faced with shot silk, perhaps to deceive a casual observer. The cut may represent the rather old-fashioned tastes of an older man. By 1625 slashed or paned sleeves were coming into fashion and a longer, slimmer cut of breeches replacing the full style seen here

Brocade Sack Back Open Robe (1765-1775). Shrimp silk, narrow pale ivory stripes brocaded w/ scattered floral baskets & sprigs, elbow length sleeves, self ruched fabric w/ fly fringe edge trims on sleeves and dress front opening, multicolor striped silk lining, dull red linen bodice lining with 3 center back ties, sleeve linings in ivory and navy wide striped linen homespun, 2 side slits in skirt.

The Heneage Jewel [locket] - also called 'The Armada Jewel', 1595 ~ painting by Nicholas Hilliard. "Elizabeth I gave elaborate jewels bearing her image as a reward for outstanding services. She is said to have given this jewel to Sir Thomas Heneage, a Privy Counsellor and the Vice-Chamberlain of the Royal Household. The front of the pendant has a portrait of the queen, inscribed in Latin ‘Elizabeth, by the grace of God Queen of England, France and Ireland’ " from the Victoria & Albert Museum

MLinen chemise with drawn-thread borders, 1580s. Worn by Mary, Queen of Scots when she was executed at Fotheringhay Castle. Inscribed on the bodice in red and dated Feb. 11, 1587. This is an Elizabethan undergarment and only one other of this type is known to survive.

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Pair of shoes, silk, linen & leather shoes, ca. 1830-40, Britain...

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Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2006 Ready-To-Wear

Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2006 18th century inspired neck collar with elaborate beading and pleats.