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» About: Amy, 27, Melbourne, Slytherin, piano, nostalgia (& chocolate) addict, languisher in all things 18th century and Tolkien.

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tiny-librarian:

Detail of a portrait of Louis, Duke of Brittany and later Dauphin of France, by Nicolas de Largillierre. 
He was the second of three sons born to his identically named father, who was the grandson of Louis XIV.
After his grandfather and father died (his elder brother died before his birth) he was heir to the throne of France for three weeks, before he died of measles like his father. His younger brother, the Duke of Anjou, then became Dauphin, and would eventually reign as Louis XV.

tiny-librarian:

Detail of a portrait of Louis, Duke of Brittany and later Dauphin of France, by Nicolas de Largillierre.

He was the second of three sons born to his identically named father, who was the grandson of Louis XIV.

After his grandfather and father died (his elder brother died before his birth) he was heir to the throne of France for three weeks, before he died of measles like his father. His younger brother, the Duke of Anjou, then became Dauphin, and would eventually reign as Louis XV.

Posted on July/26/2014 With 64 notes


shadow-walk:

Little Tree

(Photo by D.M.)

Posted on July/26/2014 With 294 notes


isawatree:

High Meadows by organicvision

isawatree:

High Meadows by organicvision

Posted on July/26/2014 With 224 notes



Posted on July/25/2014 With 1,893 notes


thegentlemanscloset:

Red velvet suit, French, 1778. The silver buttons on the waistcoat are ornamental. You can see this clearly in the bottom picture—the functional buttons are the smaller red ones. In the collection of the Kent State University Museum

Posted on July/25/2014 With 219 notes


tiny-librarian:

Mariana Victoria of Spain, Queen of Portugal and onetime fiancee of Louis XV. She was rejected by France for being considered to young to give Louis an heir, and he instead married Marie Leszczyńska. She was sent back to Spain and eventually married the King of Portugal, Joseph I, and the couple had four daughters.

tiny-librarian:

Mariana Victoria of Spain, Queen of Portugal and onetime fiancee of Louis XV. She was rejected by France for being considered to young to give Louis an heir, and he instead married Marie Leszczyńska. She was sent back to Spain and eventually married the King of Portugal, Joseph I, and the couple had four daughters.

Posted on July/25/2014 With 205 notes


thegentlemanscloset:

This is rather interesting. This is an unfinished pattern for a waistcoat dating to about 1760, and it looks to have potentially been a stunning one. The material is silk, with metal thread and sequins. In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Posted on July/25/2014 With 158 notes

fashionsfromhistory:

"1867 Doll" from the Gratitude Train

Jacques Fath

1949

MET

Posted on July/25/2014 With 510 notes


omgthatdress:

Fan
1885-1895
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Fan

1885-1895

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Posted on July/25/2014 With 469 notes



alwaysmidnightrva:

"Negative myths about past-fashion like maggot-filled wigs and rib-breaking corsets are so easy to accept because they’re self-congratulatory. We’re so much wiser now in 2014, aren’t we?"— Isabella Bradford of Two Nerdy History GirlsPrint is “The Flower Garden,” by Matthias Darly, 1777. Walpole Library, Yale University.

alwaysmidnightrva:

"Negative myths about past-fashion like maggot-filled wigs and rib-breaking corsets are so easy to accept because they’re self-congratulatory. We’re so much wiser now in 2014, aren’t we?"
— Isabella Bradford of Two Nerdy History Girls

Print is “The Flower Garden,” by Matthias Darly, 1777. Walpole Library, Yale University.

Posted on July/25/2014 With 36 notes



jonilover:

Garden Of Dreams, Lillian Mathilda Genth(1876-1953, American)

jonilover:

Garden Of Dreams, Lillian Mathilda Genth(1876-1953, American)

Posted on July/25/2014 With 17 notes


lucy-corsetry:

lovelyrats:

retrofolie:

Custom order with the beautiful Waterlily Pond by Claude Monet! :)

This corset is now available here:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/197456257/monet-painting-corset-historical-art?ref=listing-0
or
http://www.retrofolie.com/#!product/prd1/2520029391/the-waterlily-pond

Ooooh, beautiful! I just love how the bridge goes across the front, the design just works so well.

Mon Dieu.

Posted on July/25/2014 With 197 notes

mademoisellelapiquante:

Woman’s Robe a la Francaise | England, c. 1765 | LACMA

Posted on July/24/2014 With 287 notes


impassive-roses:

yeah nah

nah, yeah

Posted on July/23/2014 With 1 note


agameofclothes:

What Lysa would have worn in her later years, Georges Hobeika

agameofclothes:

What Lysa would have worn in her later years, Georges Hobeika

Posted on July/22/2014 With 153 notes


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