January 1815 Evening Dress from Ackermann’s Repository.
“A celestial blue crape frock, over a white satin slip, ornamented round the bottom with a deep border of tulle or net lace, embroidered with shaded blue silks and chenille; short full sleeve, trimmed with tulle or net lace; the dress trimmed entirely round the top to correspond. Hair parted in the center of the forehead, confined in the Grecian style, and blended with flowers. Necklace of pearl; eardrops and bracelets to correspond. Slippers of blue satin or kid. White gloves of French kid.”
Louis-Leopold Boilly, The Amateur Print Collectors, 1810
Lady Reading in an Interior - Marguerite Gérard
Bouillotte lamp. This is my personal favourite style of lamp. The term bouillotte comes from a vying 18th century French gambling card game of the Revolution, based on a game called Brelan, very popular during the 19th century in France and again in America for some years starting in 1830. Bouillotte is regarded as one of the games that influenced the open-card stud variation in poker. The bouillote lamp was the style of lamp used on the special table (called a bouillotte table) that the game was played on. The original lamps obviously having candles.
Alexander Roslin.King Gustav III of Sweden and his Brothers. 1771.
Oil on canvas.
State Hermitage Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia.
Vase Marie Antoinette : Petit Trianon, Versailles
Hand painted decoration for the pavillion at Small Trianon, Versailles