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Silk Jacket (British), Met Museum, 1770s
Pet en l’air jacket (c. 1775) and embroidered petticoat (c. 1720), KCI
Linen-lined Silk Bodice, Snowshill Collection, c. 1770-80
Jacket from Augusta Auction, 18th century
Quilted silk Brunswick, Manchester Galleries, c. 1760-70
Silk Brunswick, V&A, c. 1765-75
From the V&A site:
This garment represents an 18th-century style of jacket known as a Brunswick. A shortened version of the formal sack-back dress, the Brunswick became popular in the 1760s for travelling and informal dress. Although this example has a hood, the very fine watered silk suggests it was intended for casual day wear rather than the rigours of 18th-century travel. Some variations have wrist-length sleeves, and buttons at the elbow of this jacket indicate that it might once have had removable extensions of the sleeve to cover the forearms.
Jacket, Snowshill Collection, c. 1760-90
Today’s theme is Eighteenth Century Jackets!
antiquelaceartist asked: Can you put an archive so it can be easier to navigate and BTW love yr blog
You mean like this? And thank you, I’m glad you’re following!
Thomas Lawrence Catherine Gray, Lady Manners 1794
babysong asked: Is there anyway to search through your blogs' tags to find clothing from a certain era?
Oooh okay. I’ve been waiting for this question for a while!
Unfortunately, I’ve changed my tags over time, but I can still help you out.
The eighteenth century is tagged “18th century”. Sometimes I also tag it 1700s.. but I’m much more consistent with the first tag! I also break up the 1700s with specific time period, but apparently tumblr is recognizing that fact.
Which makes it even more tricky for the nineteenth century. I do have a Regency tag that will show you everything that’s been tagged (inefficiently, by all appearances) with “1795-1825”. The Romantic tag will get you fashions from the time period immediately following. Also try tags like 1820s,1830s, 1840s, etc. I feel that that will be your best bet for the 1800s, since the most used tags are in the “1883-1889” format that tumblr isn’t recognizing. You can also try less used tags like early bustle, natural form, late bustle, and Edwardian.
Sorry for the lack of a search system (does anyone know how to add one?), but I hope my prolific tagging makes up for that!