19thcentury

Beautiful book of the day: Sketches of the Poetical Literature of the Past Half-Century in Six Lectures, published in 1852. [Leigh Hunt 811.2 M71s Ed.2] #uiowa #specialcollections #libraries #poetry #literature #englishliterature #finebinding #publishersbinding #beautifulbookoftheday #19thcentury

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Show her you love her with this Victorian era jewellery box. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a hollowed out horses hoof. The interior is silk lined with a picture frame under the lid. If you pop a photo of yourself in it she will always remember who gave her this gift. Mounted above the horses hoof is an adjustable mirror for checking her jewels. God bless the Viennese for the production of such a stylish object. (NB she may not actually love this as much as I do) $275
#jewellerybox #victorianera #horseshoof #hoof #taxidermy #shemaynotloveit #vienna #19thcentury (at The Antique Guild)

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Journey of a salon, c.1880- the final look. Our final ensemble featuring our flatlined c.1880 Alice corset with lace trimmed chemise and frilly bloomers. #periodcorsetssalon #corset #corsetry #reenactment #vintageinspired #late1800s #19thcentury #historic #undergarments #costume #design #victorian

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The cabinet (Dr Anna’s House) by Mike Foo on Flickr.

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A cabinet lies almost empty with old medicines from the past….the only indicator of what this place used to be for those waiting to be treated.

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Evening dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, made of rose red silk in tabby weave, arranged over a stiff underskirt, decorated with white machine-made lace, Paris, Spring-Summer 1955. Cristóbal Balenciaga had always been inspired by historical styles and here gives his modern interpretation of the 19th century bustle dress.

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Collection: Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin. ©Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Photo: Stephan Klonk