Pink silk spencer with front opening and turn down collar, applied decoration of pink satin rouleaux loops with 5 rouleaux strips at wrist and 2 rows at lower edge, collar piped in silk, 3 layers of `leaf' decoration on epaulettes over straight sleeves; c.1815. MT.2043 hand stitched collar: hand stitched lining Dimensions: Length: 300 mm (CB) Length: 160 mm (CF) Width: 350 mm (chest)
Aglae. From the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion". Lancaster-Barreto collection.Coat: Camel wool in natural colour. Silk organza collar, pipping and buttons. Pluche de some, imitating fur, France, circa 1808. Mechlin collar lace. Great example of the influence of Napoleon's peninsular war, the troubadour painting and the romanticism. "Manches a la espagnole" Cameo: seashell, enamel, gold. France, first quart of the XIX century. Bag: Marrocain leather, France, circa 1804.