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Fancy letters for embellishment, July 1863 (I think Godey's)

Fancy letters for embellishment, July 1863 (I think Godey's)

The French Typography Transfer that you see above, is another one submitted by our very lovely French friend Sandrine! Sandrine frequents old Paris Archives, to find marvelous treasures like these,  and is very kindly sharing them with us. Thank you Sandrine! The image that you see here is a fantastic Paris Apartment Sign! It was...Read More »

French Typography - Paris Apartment Sign

The French Typography Transfer that you see above, is another one submitted by our very lovely French friend Sandrine! Sandrine frequents old Paris Archives, to find marvelous treasures like these, and is very kindly sharing them with us. Thank you Sandrine! The image that you see here is a fantastic Paris Apartment Sign! It was...Read More »

1860s design for an "Alphabet" themed fancy-dress costume, probably for the House of Worth. V&A.

Alphabet

1860s design for an "Alphabet" themed fancy-dress costume, probably for the House of Worth. V&A.

Have you ever seen #motherofpearl inlay on a #sewingmachine? This antique Howe Letter "A" machine from the 1860s has it! #fancy #sewmuchbetter #montavillasewing #vintagesewingmachine

Have you ever seen #motherofpearl inlay on a #sewingmachine? This antique Howe Letter "A" machine from the 1860s has it! #fancy #sewmuchbetter #montavillasewing #vintagesewingmachine

Rare Large Fancy Hair Antique China Doll Head

RESERVED Rare Large Fancy Hair Antique China Doll Head, 1860's-70's And Wooden Alphabet Table

Rare Large Fancy Hair Antique China Doll Head

Fancy letters for embroidery, August 1864

Fancy letters for embroidery, August 1864

Carved dark tortoise shell decorative comb. It is curved to fit nicely tucked into the fancy buns, twined braids and other hairstyles worn low at the back of the head in the 1850s and 1860s. It is 4.25 inches (10. cm) tall and 4 inches (10.2 cm) wide across the carved top.

Carved dark tortoise shell decorative comb. It is curved to fit nicely tucked into the fancy buns, twined braids and other hairstyles worn low at the back of the head in the 1850s and 1860s. It is 4.25 inches (10. cm) tall and 4 inches (10.2 cm) wide across the carved top.

Gustave Léonhard de Jonghe (Belgian painter) 1829 - 1893 A Moment of Distraction, 1868 oil on panel signed and dated Gustave De Jonghe / 1868 l.

1862 Godey's. Blue velvet net with coronet. Not netted, just crossed and held together with stitched-on gold beads. Coronet is blue velvet with a "scroll" of gold cord. Blue velvet plait, cord, and tassels.

1862 Godey's. Blue velvet net with coronet. Not netted, just crossed and held together with stitched-on gold beads. Coronet is blue velvet with a "scroll" of gold cord. Blue velvet plait, cord, and tassels.

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