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Two earrings supposedly from the Regency era (both ca. 1810), although they look rather earlier to me! Particularly the second example.
Still, that first pair would be so easy to find in modern stores as an easy solution to the “period look”!
Georgian Emerald Paste Parure, Colombian paste and 9k gold in a rivière setting | c. 1810
My current favorite Regency era painting!
Artist’s Daughter, Manuela, Playing Piano by Zacarías González Velázquez, ca. 1820 (at Museo Lázaro Galdian, Madrid)
Corded and boned stays | MFA Boston | 1820s
Three pairs of empire-style stays made up by a blogger and Regency costumer following her brilliant research on what we call “short stays,” which she describes as a term referring to the location of the waist (contemporary definition) rather than the length of the garment (current definition).
I highly encourage you to read through her blog (with text in German and English) - it’s profoundly informative, and sheds new light on the undergarments of our turn-of-the-nineteenth-century ancestors. Quite amazing information she’s unearthed!
I’ve been meaning to post this for some time now but I kept forgetting to share it.
I came across this fashion plate and immediately recognized the gown.
Costume Parisien 1810
Evening dress worn by the Countess of Palfi, date missing (1810’s?), Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau Malmaison.