18th Century Love

TODAY IN HISTORY

14 September 1812

The Fire of Moscow breaks out

magictransistor:

Henry Moore, Shelter sketch book drawings (Tube Shelter Perspectives), the London Underground, 1940-1941.

OFF TO MONTICELLO.

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vfreie:

Officer and lower ranks (I think the man in the middle might be a sergeant) of the Swiss guards regiment commanded by Colonel Jaccaud (also spelled Iacaud), later by Colonel Bavois, in the service of Francesco III d’Este, Duke of Modena.
The date at the bottom right of the image is slightly off the mark, as this regiment was raised in 1742.
Source

vfreie:

Officer and lower ranks (I think the man in the middle might be a sergeant) of the Swiss guards regiment commanded by Colonel Jaccaud (also spelled Iacaud), later by Colonel Bavois, in the service of Francesco III d’Este, Duke of Modena.

The date at the bottom right of the image is slightly off the mark, as this regiment was raised in 1742.

Source

design-is-fine:

Patissier Tools,1771. Encyclopédie Diderot and D’Alembert.

Almond paste or biscuit cakes in the shape of figures and animals, a mold and a cake in the form of a Turk’s cap, waffle Patissier, a tin dough-cutter in the form of a heart and utensils for the oven. Via Getty Open content.

vivelareine:

A portrait of Louis XVI after Joseph-Siffred Duplessis, circa 1775-1800
[credit: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.]

vivelareine:

A portrait of Louis XVI after Joseph-Siffred Duplessis, circa 1775-1800

[credit: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.]

fripperiesandfobs:

Robe à la française, 1760-80

From LACMA

design-is-fine:

Chocolate pot with Chinoiserie scene, 1740. Gilt porcelain, Germany.

design-is-fine:

Chocolate pot with Chinoiserie scene, 1740. Gilt porcelain, Germany.

windsorhouseantiques:

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windsorhouseantiques:

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