Beautiful lace Fichu from the 19th century. A fichu is a large, square kerchief worn by women in the 18th century to fill in the low neckline of a bodice. The fichu was generally of linen fabric and was folded diagonally into a triangle and tied, pinned, or tucked into the bodice in front.
Early 18th Century Pendant. On the Front: 'IN MEMORY OF Besty Robinson Obt 3rd Octr 1809 AE 28 Yrd's Affectionate Wife, Mother and Friend' On the back: dual hearts, eternity knot of hair and the words: 'The union of hearts constitutes our happiness' (the website does a good job explaining the importance of the mourner that began in the 18th century)
Items from a Traditional Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century Kitchen These items are nearly all in the collection of Nº 1 Royal Crescent Museum in Bath. They were collected by Hugh Roberts and donated to the Museum. Some of the items bear a resemblance to those used in our kitchens today. However Box irons were filled with coals and must have been very heavy and cumbersome unlike our modern irons.
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