Green silk Calash bonnet
…after the french word “caleche” (carriage)
as they resembled the fold down tops of fine carriages…
Ebay (ends July 14)
the ultimate hat for “big hair” ..
French brocaded silk
The textile employs six different metal-wrapped threads,
plus twelve colors of silk…
Green silk damask
last quarter of 18th century
Referred to as “stays” until the late nineteenth century, the corset was the basic garment of every woman’s wardrobe. It was never worn next to the skin, but over a knee-length T-shaped garment known as a shift
fly braiding and small ribbon flowers decorating the robe and underskirt
English brocaded silk
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Antique 18th century fabric sample books from french fabric house Prelle…
… the descendant of a company which already had a reputation in 1752 and is the oldest silk furnishing fabric factory in Lyons, being the only one to have remained a family business for five generations. Since it was first created, it has woven silk cloth for palaces and castles such as Versailles and the Louvre.