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17th Century Fashion
1840s "This is a striking example of how 18th-century fabric was treasured. The textile was probably originally a 1740s dress which was taken apart and then reconfigured into this fashionable dress in the early 1840s. The elongated waist and V-shaped bodice front emphasize the bust and wide shoulders and were key features of the dresses of the period."
Egyptian textile museum Pair of shoes Place of origin:Egypt (made) Akhmim, Egypt (probably, made) Date:ca. 300-500 (made) Materials and Techniques:Leather with gilding and embroidery, linen and silk thread. V & A MUSEUM LONDON http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=454428154637299=a.282070578539725.67611.280538935359556=1_count=1=nf
Spectacle case, 1850-75, British, lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl. This case for spectacles was acquired in 1875 for the Museum's "Animal Products" collection, illustrating the use of mother-of-pearl as a decoration. Mother-of-pearl is the smooth, lustrous interior lining of a variety of shells, particularly pearl oysters, often used for jewellery and decoration. In storage at the V and A Museum.