robe valente,1730's  This robe volante is an exceedingly rare example of a well-documented form of dress that marked the transition from the mantua of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries to the robe à la française, the dress style that became ubiquitous in the eighteenth century.

robe valente,1730's This robe volante is an exceedingly rare example of a well-documented form of dress that marked the transition from the mantua of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries to the robe à la française, the dress style that became ubiquitous in the eighteenth century.

A Serving Girl Knitting  Attributed to André Bouys  (French, Eoube 1656–1740 Paris)  MMA - 17.120.211  Note: the stripes in her gown look like three colors and the gown appears to be closed front (no robings); check of her bib apron; the double ruffle of her cap  and the shape of the cap band/ the print in her kerchief; the width of her ship sleeves.

A Serving Girl Knitting Attributed to André Bouys (French, Eoube 1656–1740 Paris) MMA - 17.120.211 Note: the stripes in her gown look like three colors and the gown appears to be closed front (no robings); check of her bib apron; the double ruffle of her cap and the shape of the cap band/ the print in her kerchief; the width of her ship sleeves.

Portrait of Catherine Thérèse de Matignon when Marchioness of Seignelay; whole-length, standing in a formal garden, slightly directed to the left and looking towards the viewer, wearing fontange, black veil, and mantua with a blue petticoat, holding a flower in her right hand, and a fur muff and a fan in her other hand  Hand-coloured etching and engraving

Portrait of Catherine Thérèse de Matignon when Marchioness of Seignelay; whole-length, standing in a formal garden, slightly directed to the left and looking towards the viewer, wearing fontange, black veil, and mantua with a blue petticoat, holding a flower in her right hand, and a fur muff and a fan in her other hand Hand-coloured etching and engraving

17th Century,Louis Xiv,Fashion Drawings,Fashion Plates,Costume,History

Portrait of Marguerite de Lorraine; whole-length, standing slightly directed to the right with her head turned to the left, wearing fontange and mantua with red overgown over a blue petticoat; with her left hand she lifts a curtain covering a cage; a para

Portrait of Marguerite de Lorraine; whole-length, standing slightly directed to the right with her head turned to the left, wearing fontange and mantua with red overgown over a blue petticoat; with her left hand she lifts a curtain covering a cage; a para

The 'fontange coiffure' was a hairstyle where the front of the hair was worn curled and piled high above the forehead in front of the frelange, which was always higher than the hair.

The 'fontange coiffure' was a hairstyle where the front of the hair was worn curled and piled high above the forehead in front of the frelange, which was always higher than the hair.

Все, что окружало человека: история вещей, костюма, искусства и быта, обычаи, занятия, интерьеры. - Женские и мужские муфты. 17-18 век.Продолжение.

Все, что окружало человека: история вещей, костюма, искусства и быта, обычаи, занятия, интерьеры. - Женские и мужские муфты. 17-18 век.Продолжение.

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