Grand Marie Antoinette Dress 18th Century Style Wedding for Formal Court Gown Steel Boned Bodice Custom Sized

Grand Marie Antoinette Dress Century Style Wedding for Formal Court Gown Steel Boned Bodice Custom Sized

Corsets or stays, as 18th c. corsets were called – weren't stiffened with whalebone, but with baleen.  Baleen is the feathery, comb-like feature in the mouths of whales, for screening and trapping food. Baleen is made of keratin, a flexible material that's more akin to cartilage and fingernails than bone. But in the baleen and whalebone were used interchangeably. As a material, baleen is strong and stiff but yielding, and can be cut, filed, and shaped.

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Susan reports: Whenever the word "corset" is mentioned in a historical context, it's almost always described as being "whalebone." Yet thi.

Le Nain brothers, (French artists, Antoine Le Nain (c.1599-1648), Louis Le Nain (c.1593-1648), and Mathieu Le Nain (1607-1677)Portrait in an interior

Le Nain brothers, (French artists, Antoine Le Nain Louis Le Nain and Mathieu Le Nain in an interior

A beautiful antique emerald and diamond crowned heart ring from Lowther Antiques. Circa 1840's.

Chic. Unique. Antique. 22 Expertly Curated Engagement Rings

A beautiful antique emerald and diamond crowned heart ring from Lowther Antiques.

Fine Antique Commemorative Ring, 18th century, centering a gold depiction of a gentleman in profile under a buffed rock crystal dome, flanked by rose-cut diamonds, silver-topped gold mount, enamel gallery and shoulders.

Fine Antique Commemorative Ring, 18th century, centering a gold depiction of a gentleman in profile under a buffed rock crystal dome, flanked by rose-cut diamonds, silver-topped gold mount, enamel gallery and shoulders.

William Hogarth - the practice of acquiring unsuspecting innocents for brothels.

William Hogarth - the practice of acquiring unsuspecting innocents for brothels.

AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED PIETRA DURA AND EBONY CASKET ON LATER STAND <br />THE CASKET, FLORENCE, CIRCA 1850 AND INCORPORATING AN EARLY 18TH CENTURY PIETRA DURA PANEL, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY FRENCH<br /><br />The canted rectangular lid with a central panel of a horse in a landscape surrounded by lower hardstone panels of malachite and lapis, the corners punctuated by masks and opening to a later velvet-lined interior with hinges and lockplates engraved with foliage, the sides with engaged columns of…

AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED PIETRA DURA AND EBONY CASKET ON LATER STAND <br />THE CASKET, FLORENCE, CIRCA 1850 AND INCORPORATING AN EARLY 18TH CENTURY PIETRA DURA PANEL, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY FRENCH<br /><br />The canted rectangular lid with a central panel of a horse in a landscape surrounded by lower hardstone panels of malachite and lapis, the corners punctuated by masks and opening to a later velvet-lined interior with hinges and lockplates engraved with foliage, the sides with engaged columns of…

Makeup was not intended to look natural – in fact, it was called “paint” — but instead, "to represent one’s aristocratic identity as declaratively as possible.  Beauty patches (“mouches”) (made of silk velvet, satin, or taffeta and attached with glue). http://demodecouture.com/hairstyles-cosmetics-18th-century/ http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/HairBeautyAndHolisticTherapies/BeautyTherapy/MakeupArtistry/Samples/Samplematerial/Historyoffashionandmake-up.pdf

A diagram labeled in French, showing what the position of a "mouche" or beauty mark signified in the century. According to this, I'm playful?

J'ai tord, mon cher Valère, et je t'en demande excuse, 1782 Jean-Michel Moreau, dit le jeune. Illustration pour l'engagement téméraire dans Oeuvres de Jean-Jacques Rousseau

J'ai tord, mon cher Valère, et je t'en demande excuse, 1782 Jean-Michel Moreau…

Ring. England. 1730. Flowers were a fashionable theme in jewellery from about 1750 to 1800. Intricate and colourful giardinetti('little garden') rings were popular. They had tiny blossoms set with an assortment of precious stones and asymmetrically arranged in a basket, vase or pot. Gold, silver, diamonds and rubies.

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The antique engagement ring specific to the period between 1920 and 1930 are Art Deco rings. They can easily be recognized thanks to their colorful designs, but also contrasting gemstones. These antique engagement rings are very popular nowadays.

Prinz Louis Ferdinand (1772-1806l. Louis Ferdinand gehörte 1805 zum Kreis der Personen um Königin Luise, den Freiherrn vom Stein und General Ernst von Rüchel, der dafür stand, Napoleon entgegenzutreten. Gemeinsam versuchten sie, den König davon zu überzeugen

Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia by Jean-Laurent Mosnier, (Friedrich Ludwig Christian; Prussian prince and a soldier in the Napoleonic Wars. Nephew of Frederick the Great, and like his uncle, a talented musician. Died aged 33 at the Battle of Saalfield.

A Rake's Progress Plate 6 (Scene in a Gaming House) - William Hogarth    A Rake’s Progress, a series of eight etchings by English engraver and painter William Hogarth, was printed as social commentary for the 18th-century audience. The series focuses on the demise of Tom Rakewell, the heir of a prosperous merchant, who squanders his inheritance on an extravagant lifestyle.    In the sixth plate of this series Hogarth makes clear that Tom Rakewell will never learn his lesson. He has returned…

William Hogarth - A Rake's Progress - Plate 6 - Scene In A Gaming House.

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