The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches
Riding habit: Women’s riding outfits, known as ‘riding habits’, of the century adapted elements of men’s dress. This jacket of the is styled after a man’s coat, although it has been modified with a waist seam to fit over stays and a wide petticoat.
century / England / This stick of light-coloured cane has a gold handle decorated with engraved rocaille ornament. The upper lid is hinged and inside there is a watch made by the English clockmaker T. Belonged to Emperor Paul I.