Étui, 1774-1775 France, Gold. Made to hold sealing wax, which was purchased as a stick. One end of the wax stick would be heated until it begins to melt, at which point it would be dabbed onto a folded letter to seal it. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Very Dapper even if not fussy - By the 1850's, with the Industrial Revolution booming, gentlemen were too busy to fuss with their clothes; the flowing cravat was trimmed back to a modest, narrow bow tie.
"1770s Gentleman's Banyan - Belonging to George IV " "It dates from between 1770-1780. It is made of a beautiful Indian cotton printed with a floral design very typical of the late 18th century. The fabric has been quilted for extra warmth"