Aglae. From the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion". Lancaster-Barreto collection.Coat: Camel wool in natural colour. Silk organza collar, pipping and buttons. Pluche de some, imitating fur, France, circa 1808. Mechlin collar lace. Great example of the influence of Napoleon's peninsular war, the troubadour painting and the romanticism. "Manches a la espagnole" Cameo: seashell, enamel, gold. France, first quart of the XIX century. Bag: Marrocain leather, France, circa 1804.
Poke bonnet, 1815-1820. Made of narrow shiny straw plait lined with blue silk with an interlining of paper. The bonnet is trimmed with horsehair and straw plait braid and a wide band of blue and cream flowered ribbon pinned across the sides and under the crown. There are long ties of the same ribbon.
Annette, from "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion" exhibition. Dress. Cotton percale, cotton muslin, cording, France or England 1814-15. Shawl, cashmere, England, first quarter of the XIX century. Jewellery. Gold, turquoise and micro mosaic. Italy and England, first quarter of the XIX century. Bag. Vermeil, silk and gold tricot, gold bullion. France, circa 1808.
Queen Louise of Prussia riding habit. This is the riding habit that the Queen wears in the portrait done by Wilhelm Ternite, a top hat, a high neck chemissette and a blue spencer with golden hussar braiding.
Cottage Bonnet ca 1810, Meg Andrews. More photos available. Of fine herringbone plaited straw, with shallow brim and bavorlet, 10 in;26 cm across. Condition: Well worn. The back bavolet has some pieces missing from the last row. The velvet ribbons are worn and cut. The wires inside are damaged (photo available) and the lining missing. I assume it had lining.