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Refresh Your Space in the New Year

Simple and chic living room decor. I especially like the built in bookshelves. | Refresh your space in the New Year- Studio McGee

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Countess Jeanne Du Barry (1743-1793) was a mistress of Louis XV, but did not become involved in politics as had her predecessor, Mme. Pompadour. While at court, she was celebrated for her beauty and natural charm. Her love of expensive jewelry and clothing were widely rumored abroad and earned her the hostility of the mobs later on during the Revolution. Banished from court after Louis’ death, she was later arrested by the Revolutionary Tribunal on charges of treason and sent to the…

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Prospect of the Thames at Hampton Court in the 18th Century showing the original chinoiserie bridge.

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18th Century Men’s Suit – Inspiration

Highly embellished suits for men were common. They were sported in bold colors, expensive fabrics, and elaborate embroidery.

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Court Costume, France, Louis XVI, cut velvet in garnet with silver and gold embroidery and glass bead trimming. "Costume civil de cour en velours ciselé. Époque Louis XVI". via Alain Truong

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A FINE AND RARE EMBROIDERED COURT GOWN, 1770s. fine white Indian muslin with silver metal embroidery, the robe sack-back with train and scalloped cuffs to the sleeves, matching ruched robings, the cuffs and robings edged in delicate silver thread chain; the matching petticoat of silk to the upper back and tiered at the front bottom; the stomacher to a linen ground and trimmed with wide silver tape. | Christies

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This is where I stayed when I was with my aunt in London, I walked this street every day. Earls Court, London.

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Kiftsgate Court - The Cotswolds - 18th century facade - Kiftsgate Court was built in 1887-91 by Sydney Graves Hamilton who owned the large manor house in nearby Mickleton. An ancestor of his, Walwyn Graves (1744–1813), had built a Georgian front with a high portico on to Mickleton Manor, and it was this facade which was moved bodily up to the new site on Glyde Hill to become Kiftsgate Court.

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Goodwins Court - Free. Last surviving Georgian street in the centre of London (check the map as it's well hidden).

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