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Rodama: a blog of 18th century & Revolutionary French trivia: Toilette articles

Watteau, Toilet articles chez Gersaint An lady might a spent several hours a day in dressing, surrounded by .

Antique Georgian Era French 'Boite a' Mouche' or Patch Box, 18k Yellow Gold pique work accented with silver. The box itself is faux blond shell.

Antique Georgian Era French 'Boite à Mouche' or Patch Box, Yellow Gold pique work accented with silver. The box itself is faux blond shell.

Fine Chinese laquer toilet set - detail from an early 18th century portrait by Drouais

Fine Chinese laquer toilet set - detail from an early century portrait by…

All the little boxes, jars, & brushes that would be set out before the looking glass on a great lady's dressing table. Toilette Service (Service de toilette), Several artists directed by Étienne Pollet, 1738–39. Silver; boar's hair bristles; modern velvet; and modern glass. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan. Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection of Early French Silver Fund

Toilet service of the Duchesse de Cadaval Etienne Pollet c. Probably commissioned ca. 1738 by Jaime de Mello, Duke of Cadaval of Portugal, or by Louis of Lorraine, prince de Lambesc, whose daughter Henriette married the Duke of Cadaval in May

Fantastic Hairdress with Fruit and Vegetable Motif  Anonymous, French, 18th century

* Fantastic Hairdress with Fruit and Vegetable Motif - Watercolor on canvas laid down on board Anonymous, French, century

French Wig Powderer in Bellows-form, Late 18th Century, French school

French Wig Powderer in Bellows-form, Late 18th-early 19th Century

French Wig Powderer in Bellows-form, Late Century, French school

French Laundry: The Scoop on Antique Ribbon Work Powder Boxes

French Laundry: The Scoop on Antique Ribbon Work Powder Boxes---triple layer powder/rouge box

Crown 19th c. Antique French Palais Royal Dressing or Travel Vanity Set, Sterling Silver 18k Vermeil, Garnesson

Crown c Antique French Palais Royal Dressing Travel Vanity Set, Vermeil by Garnesson Palais Royal

Nécessaire à parfum avec médaillon (Perfume Kit), 2nd half of the 18thC, France, wooden box and vernis Martin, gilt silver utensils, porcelain and glass. Les Arts Decoratifs

Nécessaire à parfum avec médaillon (Perfume Kit), 2nd half of the 18thC, France, wooden box and vernis Martin, gilt silver utensils, porcelain and glass. Les Arts Decoratifs

Antique French Signed Wood Box with Cast Metal Decorations, depicting hunting dogs

Antique French Signed Wood Box with Cast Metal Decorations, depicting hunting dogs

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Antique French Deep Beveled Glass Jewelry Box, Casket, Brilliant Dore Ormolu - jewel one jewellery online shopping, gold jewellery designs, unique jewelry *ad