Today, I’m thrilled to have Susana Ellis here on the blog, sharing a fabulous historical tidbit with us! A Masquerade at Vauxhall Gardens On 26 August 1812 at Vauxhall Gardens was held an elaborate masquerade in honor of the military…
Today, we have Anna D. Allen here on the blog, sharing a humorous historical tidbit with us! Arabella Churchill’s Sensuous Legs My sister’s into the Restoration period, when Charles II returned to Britain after decades of Puritan rule. Not my…
At what is our heroine seated? Perhaps a single-drawer painted table and ~1770 Cabriolet chair:
So you’ve got portraits or landscapes or paintings of some flavor hanging in your hero or heroine’s 18th century or Regency England house. How might the frames be hung? Here’s one way:
Wooden desk (secretary) handcrafted ~1745. (Technically: Paris, France. Louis XV) This piece of furniture was in the hotel Lebas de Courmant.
Wooden desk (secretary) handcrafted ~1755. (Technically: Paris, France. Louis XV)
Technically, made in Paris ~1730, circa Louis XV. As seen in the Musee Carnavalet:
Perhaps your heroine’s house in Regency England might have a fireplace with a clock, mirror, and/or mantle like this: (as seen at Musee Carnavalet)
Miscellaneous Regency-era Chairs. The red one is a 1750 marquise chair. (Technically: Paris, France. ~1750 Louis XV)
Regency-era desks (secretaries) and chests of drawers. Technically: Paris, France. 1745-1770, Louis XV.