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Château de Dampierre.Reconstruction au XVIIeme siècle par Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Les jardins sont de André Le Nôtre.

Château de Dampierre.Reconstruction au XVIIeme siècle par Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Les jardins sont de André Le Nôtre.

NYT Cooking: Somehow, over the centuries, the word ragout (which in 17th-century France meant anything that stimulated appetite) has come to signify a dish of sturdy consolation. Nearly any simmered food, be it meat, vegetable, fish or fowl, can be called a ragout, although in France, it is generally assumed that the main ingredients will be of a uniform chunk cut into slightly smaller...

Roasted Carrot and Red Lentil Ragout

This spicy carrot and lentil ragout can be served first as a main course and later extended with coconut milk or chicken broth to make a soup. Serve it over rice to temper the heat.

Male Costumes of 17th Century France

French Costume - French Fashion - Military Uniform - French Infantry Officer - Musketeer and Harquebus - France Century - XVIIth Century)

Gaming purse, French, late 17th C. Made of silk, leather, metal.  like "Put" or "La Bête." Made of velvet or brocade, the bags are often heavily embroidered with silver and gold metallic threads. This example has a band of embroidered fleur-de-lis motifs, an indication of a French origin. Like others of the type, it has a round flat bottom and closes by means of a drawstring at the top edge.

Gaming purse Date: late century Culture: French Medium: silk, leather, metal, wood Dimensions: 3 x 5 in. x 14 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,

Fashion Plate (Melle Allant Par La Ville)  A. Guillaumot (France, active late 17th century)  Ch. Chardonaire (France, active late 17th century)  France, Paris, 1695  Prints; engravings  Hand-colored engraving

1695 French Fashion Plate (Melle Allant Par La Ville) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Set in 17th century France, Sandra Gulland's historical novel The Shadow Queen tells the true story of a woman who rose from poverty to become the mistress of Louis XIV. Out April 8

The Shadow Queen

Set in century France, Sandra Gulland's historical novel The Shadow Queen tells the true story of a woman who rose from poverty to become the mistress of Louis XIV. Out April 8 ~ sounds interesting.

Le corsage de l'Infante.   This wonderful piece belongs to the collection of specialist Ollivier Henry. Dating back to the early 17th century, Spanish bodice, embroidery of exceptional refinement.

Le corsage de l’Infante Collection of Ollivier Henry Early century Spanish bodice This is so pretty that it hurts all of my feelings.

a gold, diamond and emerald hat pin in the shape of a salamander, Cheapside Hoard, 16th- early 17th century

Gold, diamond and emerald hat pin in the shape of a salamander, early century. Cheapside hoard - discovered in 1912 by workers demolishing a centuries-old building in Cheapside, London.

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