Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Robe, 1795-1800 England, the Victoria & Albert Museum
The cotton weaving and printing industries in Britain expanded greatly during the period 1775-1800. Cotton was a very popular fabric for clothing, from sheer muslins to heavy corduroys. It was part of the wardrobe of all classes. This printed cotton gown of the late 1790s could have been the Sunday best of a working-class woman or the informal morning gown of a wealthy lady. The very high waist and long sleeves are the typical fashion of this period.
Bonnet, 1800-05 France, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bonnet. White silk with crossed tabs trimmed with cording over net lining at top; floss-covered buttons at sides and center. Heavier silk band twisted along edge; chenille and floss silk braid and net ruffles at edge. Pink silk ribbon bow on left side. Drawstring at back.
Wrapper, ca 1855
The lot also includes a day dress (ca 1850), a spencer (ca 1820) and a bodice (ca 1800).
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Portrait of Elisabeth Henriette Bruun de Neergaard with her eldest son Henrik by Jens Juel, 1799-1800 Denmark, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
The Athenaeum gives the artist as George William Joy, but this can’t be right because he was born in 1844 - long after this painting was made. I can’t find the painting in the museum’s collections to find out where the confusion comes from.
Evening dress, ca 1800 India (probably - for the Western market), LACMA
Dress, 1800-05 Europe, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
Evening dress, 1800-05 England, Cora Ginsburg
Someone make this for me
Evening overdress made of Egyptian silk tabby, ca 1801 England and Egypt, Royal Ontario Museum
Posting this again because I’ve just now realized that the listing is for the overdress alone. I don’t know if the dress they have under it is original to the era or of it’s a reproduction. Either way, they’re beautiful together. People of the Regency/Empire/Federal era weren’t just fascinated by ancient Greece and Rome; they also drew influences from Asia and ancient Egypt. Also I never noticed that the fabric was striped, and you all know how much I love stripes.