1789 Dame en grande parure de cour à la Française by Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin (Les Arts Decoratifs - Paris, France)

From the museum's Web site; size doubled. Also posted to the Reign of Louis XVI - 1775 to 1789 Album here.

1789 Dame en grande parure de cour à la Française by Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin (Les Arts Decoratifs - Paris, France) From museum Web site X 2

Engageantes shrank in the 80s as seen here in a dress to wear at court printed just before the Revolution. This Lady wears her hair short as in the 40s or 50s. Some of the lace once bound for engageantes appears to be in her wide cap.

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