1870 ~ pink and white silk stripe Paris ball gown. I LOVE how the stripes were matched up so masterfully. Short puffed sleeves. Lace ruffled scoop neck. Full skirt has a lace-trimmed ruffled peplum on the back of the gown.
Fob design, c. 1780 France. Note this one has two hooks on the fancy end - for two signets/seals, or what?
Portrait Madame Lenoir, 1764, Joseph Duplessis Siffred (Paris, Musée du Louvre). The lady represented is the mother of Alexandre Lenoir, founder of the Museum of French Monuments. The artist pays great attention to the rendering of materials such as satin blue dress trimmed with large white knots or marbled paper book.
Late 18th Century British silk & metal watch fob. The Met.