Purple velvet coat, 1895-1900. Medieval-style collar. Entirely covered with dramatic sprays of an English wildflower called Sweet Cicely that are hand-embroidered in yellow and green silk, with petals of white felt.
"Isabelle", from the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion". Lancaster-Barreto collection. Pelisse: Moss green silk taffetas pelisse with sky blue silk lining and Point de Bruxelles lace collar, French or English, ca. 1811. Pumpkin-colored cashmere shawl, Indian, ca. 1810. Gold brooch with sea shell cameo and paste jewels, English/Italian, 1812-1815.
A modern Lalique glass pendant, in the form of a coiled serpent in green opalescent glass, with green and brown silk tassel drop and to matching green and brown silk necklace, signed Lalique, height of pendant (excluding tassel) 7cm, in original box #ukauctioneers #antiquehour #glass
Detail sleeve, robe à la francaise, England (Spitalfield's), 1760s, remodeled 1780s. Ivory ground silk taffeta woven with a narrow self weave stripe, with gently curving flower and leaf meanders in puce, shaded tangerine flowerheads, red berries and sage green foliage, alternating with small sprays of flowers in deep rose pink and ivory. Trimmed with same tufted silks and corded wire loops.