As one of the foremost authorities in the field of antique textiles and costumes, Cora Ginsburg sells and provides a wealth of information on exquisite & rare works of art including 16th to 20th century costumes, textiles and needlework.
Historial Costume Galleries at Lotherton Hall
Lotherton's holdings of historical costume have their roots in the Sanderson collection bought by Leeds City Art Galleries in 1949. Especially rich in eighteenth-century dresses and fine suits, the collection has been extended to include work by leading modern designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes.
Should You Always Wear a Bum Pad for 18th Century Dress?
The split bum, perfect for 1776 - 1790s, worn with polonaise and Italian gowns. This is particularly effective for gowns with the skirts pulled up. From the American Duchess Guide. Ah, bum pads...nothing like wearing a pillow around your waist to make your derriere look bigger!
Object: Farm labourer's clothing (clothing)
These rare surviving examples of early 18th century work clothes were found stuffed up a chimney in Toft monks, Norfolk. It is uncertain whether the clothes were placed up the chimney to stop draughts or as a ritual protection against evil. Clothing was continually repaired and recycled, therefore remaining examples of this type are incredibly rare .
V152: Costume Analytics: Pehr Hilleström, Kitchen Maid
A bedgown (sometimes bedjacket or shortgown) is an article of women's clothing for the upper body, usually thigh-length and wrapping or tying in front.
My first foray into the wonderful world of the 18th century has already made its appearance all over my social media, but here it is officially! You may have already seen my new 18th century stays,…
Trends – Late 18th Century Flippy-Flappies
The Met - Robe a l'Anglaise - 1785-87 When we start out in costuming for a particular era, we think in centuries - the 18th century, the 19th century - and quickly move into thirds. What were fashions like at the beginning, the middle, or the
Long Live Royalty
minutemanworld: “ Sleeve detail of a justacorps belonging to Gustav III of Sweden. Late 18th century. Silk, brocade, fine embroidery ”
Antique Pattens, rare 18th century overshoes, museum relics c1750 Georgian era
Title: Antique Pattens, rare 18th century overshoes, museum relics c1750 Georgian era, Status: SOLD, Category: Antiques & Collectibles:18th Century, Shop: StolenAttic, Description: A fantastic find, an incredible, very rare, mid 18th century pair of ladies pattens, a museum piece. Pattens were predominantly worn by working class ladies, they are a primitive type of overshoes,
Men's Fashion from the 18th Century Part 1
I have always been fascinated by men's suiting from the 18th Century. I can not wear any of it, since I am not a man and don't live in the 18th century, but I do love the look of it. To me, the 18th century was really the last time that men could dress as beautifully as women. Men's clothing during the 18th century was ornate, elegant and embroidered just as much as women's were. The suiting of the 18th century was what laid the ground work for the modern suiting of 20th/21 century, many of…
18th Century Shoes
My dream shoe...If only they had them in my size.Photo courtesy of Kobi Levi (Footwear Art) I have very big feet – but I am six foot tall – and recently I treated myself to a new pair of party shoes - not sadly the gorgeous cat shoes shown above. Shoes from 1742 (on the left) and 1731 (on the right) Since I’m currently researching life in the Georgian period (for a new series of romances) it seemed appropriate to post about shoes in the 18th century. These early 18th century shoes have it…