1660-1700 ca. Green Velvet Gaming Purse, Probably French.Continue reading →
1790-1815 ca. Woman’s Black Wool Shoes. Pointed toe and low wedge heel covered in same fabric, black tape binding, leather straight or symmetrical sole, linen insole and lining. Wool satin with wool twill tape binding, plain weave linen lining, and leather sole.Continue reading →
1812 Man’s Wool, Linen, and Cotton Coat, Four Shoulder Capes, European.
Regency Era Gentlemen’s Fashions . via Metropolitan Museum, New York City, USA.Continue reading →
1790–1800 ca. Slippers, probably American. Leather, linen, and silk. via Metropolitan Museum, NYC, U.S.A.Continue reading →
1850 Beaded Crochet Reticule, or Coin Purse.This reticule is made from beaded crochet attached to a ready-made hinged frame with chain handle. It may have held coins, or was possibly not used at all – it may have been purely ornamental. It was made in the mid nineteenth century, and would have been based on a pattern found in a popular women’s magazine or knitting book.Continue reading →