ornamentedbeing: The V&A says ~ Round, flat straw hat with shallow crown. Embroidered with straw-work flowers on crown and around brim; wreath of straw flowers around crown.
Yes, please :)

ornamentedbeing: The V&A says ~ Round, flat straw hat with shallow crown. Embroidered with straw-work flowers on crown and around brim; wreath of straw flowers around crown.

Yes, please :)

poboh: 18th century China ~ Wallpaper with flowering shrubs and fruit bees, on a pale green background

poboh: 18th century China ~ Wallpaper with flowering shrubs and fruit bees, on a pale green background

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stilllifequickheart: 1771 Johann Gustav Hoch (German, 1716-79) ~ Conchology

stilllifequickheart: 1771 Johann Gustav Hoch (German, 1716-79) ~ Conchology

oldrags: 1738-42 Jean-Étienne Liotard (Swiss/French 1702-89) ~ Lady Tyrell

oldrags: 1738-42 Jean-Étienne Liotard (Swiss/French 1702-89) ~ Lady Tyrell

stilllifequickheart: 18th c, Hua Yan (Chinese 1682-1756) ~ Trilling Bird on Branch

stilllifequickheart: 18th c, Hua Yan (Chinese 1682-1756) ~ Trilling Bird on Branch

ornamentedbeing: ca 1735 Robe volante (Flying Robe); France

ornamentedbeing: ca 1735 Robe volante (Flying Robe); France

ornamentedbeing: ca 1760 Robe à la Française, France

ornamentedbeing: ca 1760 Robe à la Française, France

ornamentedbeing: ca 1770-80 Stays
This is the most beautiful pair of stays I have ever seen. I am in total lust with them.

ornamentedbeing: ca 1770-80 Stays

This is the most beautiful pair of stays I have ever seen. I am in total lust with them.

hatsfromhistory: 1795 Sir Thomas Lawrence (English 1769-1830) ~ Sarah Barret Moulton (Detail)
What a sweet little hat!  I love the subtle lace peeking out along the brim!

hatsfromhistory: 1795 Sir Thomas Lawrence (English 1769-1830) ~ Sarah Barret Moulton (Detail)

What a sweet little hat!  I love the subtle lace peeking out along the brim!

ornamentedbeing: ca 1735-70 Whale Bone Stays, France

ornamentedbeing: ca 1735-70 Whale Bone Stays, France

oldrags: Hat and hairstyle, ca 1780 … This isn’t a caricature.

oldrags: Hat and hairstyle, ca 1780 … This isn’t a caricature.

ornamentedbeing:

18th Century Colour Wheel
Found a bit more: “In the late 18th century, Moses Harris elaborated on the Newtonian color wheel by charting not only pure colors, but the various shades of those colors as well. If we consider the Newtonian wheel to be a one-dimensional representation of color, then Harris’s wheel introduces a second dimension.”
I have no idea who wrote that since I copied it straight from a forum board. Apologies!

ornamentedbeing:

18th Century Colour Wheel

Found a bit more: “In the late 18th century, Moses Harris elaborated on the Newtonian color wheel by charting not only pure colors, but the various shades of those colors as well. If we consider the Newtonian wheel to be a one-dimensional representation of color, then Harris’s wheel introduces a second dimension.”

I have no idea who wrote that since I copied it straight from a forum board. Apologies!

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stilllifequickheart:18th c Coenraet Roepel (Dutch 1678-1748) ~ Fruit Still Life [detail]

stilllifequickheart:18th c Coenraet Roepel (Dutch 1678-1748) ~ Fruit Still Life [detail]

stilllifequickheart: George Raper (English 1769-97) ~ Wa-ra-ta

stilllifequickheart: George Raper (English 1769-97) ~ Wa-ra-ta