18th Century Clothing

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Dress a la polonaise, outer fabric embroidered linen, lining linen, 1770s, KM 67.871
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Quilted skirt - Groninger museum Holland

Quilted skirt - Groninger museum Holland

Adriaan de Lelie Returning from the Market 1795

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Adriaan de Lelie Returning from the Market 1795

My second post about the exhibition ‘Sits – katoen in bloei’ (Chintz – cotton in bloom) in the Fries Museum! My first post was about color and patterns, and before that I wr…
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Chintz in the Fries museum – How chintz was worn

My second post about the exhibition ‘Sits – katoen in bloei’ (Chintz – cotton in bloom) in the Fries Museum! My first post was about color and patterns, and before that I wr…

Quilted Brunswick front
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Quilted Brunswick front

Cape Date: ca. 1770 (made) Museum number: T.37-1958 Descriptive line English; Ivory, silk, scalloped and pinked trim, hooded | V&A
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F, silk, 1770c, English; Ivory, scalloped and pinked trim, hooded. Museum Number T.37-1958.

My second post about the exhibition ‘Sits – katoen in bloei’ (Chintz – cotton in bloom) in the Fries Museum! My first post was about color and patterns, and before that I wr…
18th Century Clothing18th Century Fashion

Chintz in the Fries museum – How chintz was worn

My second post about the exhibition ‘Sits – katoen in bloei’ (Chintz – cotton in bloom) in the Fries Museum! My first post was about color and patterns, and before that I wr…

Waistcoat, 1751–1800

Waistcoat (France), 1775–1800

White satin with polychrome silk embroidery and green and brown chenille. Small floral sprays scattered over the ground. Down the center, a series of fish of many different types. Cut straight across the bottom. Pockets are straight.

Adrienne and Quilted Petticoat (c.1740-1750). This adrienne and quilted petticoat was worn as wedding dress by a bourgeois lady who married into a family of iron manufacturers. Dress, silk, linen,embroidery, quilting, 1740-50, KM 77.976, Photo Lars Westrup, Kulturen|

Adrienne and Quilted Petticoat (c.1740-1750). This adrienne and quilted petticoat was worn as wedding dress by a bourgeois lady who married into a family of iron manufacturers. Dress, silk, linen,embroidery, quilting, 1740-50, KM 77.976, Photo Lars Westrup, Kulturen|

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Underneath It All

Even if you are not a fashion historian, you have likely seen images of the clothing people wore in the past. Whether you saw them online, or in your own family photos, the outer garments of indiv…

Jacket, 1780-95 From Historic Deerfield Museum
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Fripperies and Fobs

Jacket, 1780-95 From Historic Deerfield Museum

A Woman Cleaning Fish - Pehr Hilleström, 1775. Note self fabric ties on jacket. And keys on chatelaine

Good Housekeeping: The Georgian Edition

From the Tudors to the Victorians

1768 shift sleeve
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1768 shift sleeve

The Oyster Girl, 1756, by Philip Mercier (Berlin 1689/91-1760 London) 1750's short gown plaid print and wide cuffs. White linen fichu, linen cap with hat. Christies

Philip Mercier (Berlin 1689/91-1760 London)

The Oyster Girl, 1756, by Philip Mercier (Berlin 1689/91-1760 London) 1750's short gown plaid print and wide cuffs. White linen fichu, linen cap with hat. Christies

The Curds and Whey Seller, Cheapside: 18th century -- High quality art prints, framed prints, canvases -- Museum of London Prints

The Curds and Whey Seller, Cheapside: 18th century, Anonymous

The Curds and Whey Seller, Cheapside: 18th century by Anonymous. Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, and canvases. Museum of London