Decorative gold and enamel chains c1600 Victoria and Albert Museum Found with the Cheapside Hoard in 1912, a collection of Elizabethan and early Stuart era jewelry on display at the Museum of London until 4/14.
c. 1860-65. Although presentations at court took place during the day, the arms and shoulders were bare as in evening dress. In addition to a skirt worn over a very large crinoline, a train extending for several metres was an essential feature of court dress. Young debutantes would spend hours practising how to curtsey and walk backward in such an elaborate ensemble before their first presentation at court.
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