Pair of woman's shoes, 1770-1790. Cream silk woven in small squared pattern. Bound with navy silk ribbon over white linen and kid. Pointed toes with embroidered spray of three flowers in red and green silk and spangles. Fastening with straps and buckle. Tongue lined with purple figured silk. Heel covered with navy silk.
Fashion 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background. Hat decorated with millinery flower.
1770 The sack-back gown of cream silk woven with a deep mauve stripe and a small floral vine motif, with stomacher panel of the same silk, the gown decorated with ruching and flybraid; and with a matching petticoat, both lined in apple-green striped silk, French
Countess Jeanne Du Barry (1743-1793) was a mistress of Louis XV, but did not become involved in politics as had her predecessor, Mme. Pompadour. While at court, she was celebrated for her beauty and natural charm. Her love of expensive jewelry and clothing were widely rumored abroad and earned her the hostility of the mobs later on during the Revolution. Banished from court after Louis’ death, she was later arrested by the Revolutionary Tribunal on charges of treason and sent to the…