AAC in '13: Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Van Dyck - Arkansas Times
Five strands of pearls about neck, transparent gauze fichu with embroidered edge covering decolletage, pretty pink silk gown, bow at elbow length sleeve to draw attention to three tiers of delicate lace ruffles (engageantes), black velvet band around wrist (possibly with miniature portrait - out of view), gossamer thin embroidered apron - the fashionable accoutrement for fashionable ladies! Black silk shoes with gold/brass buckle. Detail: Mary, Countess Howe, 1763, Thomas Gainsborough
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Who wants a cardboard crown when you can have a diamond tiara? "Cartier: Style and History" at the Grand Palais
Laurel Tiara. Cartier London, circa 1930. Platinum, diamonds, aquamarines It's January in France, which means that people are devou...
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Snuffbox decorated with 16 portraits of the royal family - Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and their relations, Paul-Nicolas Ménière (assets 1775-1826), signed on the throat Mennière Street MomConseille [Mauconseil street] in Paris 1775, gold and soft porcelain, H. 4.10 cm L. 8.10 cm P. 6.20 cm The box was created for Louis XVI’s crowning.
HRH THE PRINCESS OF WALES ALEXANDRA OF OLDENBURG
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