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History of 18th century men's wigs

Popular wig styles for men in the first half of the Century. The Full Bottomed Wig (top row: was introduced in the Century by Louis XIV. It lingers in the early Century-first as a fashionable wig, and then as a choice for the more conservative man.

Dress; British; 1725. Silk dress with a dome-shaped skirt conforms not only to the silhouette of the 1730s but also to the interaction between silks and laces during that time. The silk pattern is like that of lace. While such interaction seems hard to imagine between worker and pattern book, clothing is a place where the various media ultimately converge.

Dress Date: ca. 1725 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 55 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964 Accession Number:

Georgian Harlequin Paste Brooch/hairpiece, set in gold, circa 1790. The bright foiled pastes are in a rainbow array of colours associated with the traditional costume of Harlequin in the Italian Commedia dell'Arte.

Georgian Harlequin Paste Brooch/hairpiece, set in gold, circa The bright foiled pastes are in a rainbow array of colours associated with the traditional costume of Harlequin in the Italian Commedia dell'Arte.

Woman’s robe a la française, circa 1725, Europe.

Woman's Robe a la FrançaiseEurope, circa principal attire (entire body)Silk plain weave (shot taffeta)Center back petticoat length: 37 in. Center back robe length: 60 in.