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Ladies figured silk damask bodice dating to the mid 18thc.  Sassafras tea colored silk possibly Spitalfield. Tight shaped sleeves, lined in linen. Chest approx. 30", length approx. from shoulders 18" waist 24", sleeves 22". Ebay: heartnsoul1 Carolyn Forbest Textiles

Ladies figured silk damask bodice dating to the mid 18thc. Sassafras tea colored silk possibly Spitalfield. Tight shaped sleeves, lined in linen. Chest approx. 30", length approx. from shoulders 18" waist 24", sleeves 22". Ebay: heartnsoul1 Carolyn Forbest Textiles

Marie Antoinette's Wardrobe Book Wardrobe books - or Gazette d'Atours - were very common for the royal families of Europe. Samples of fabric was collected in a book which would then be brought before the King or Queen for them to choose from. Marie Antoinette, of course, had several over the years but most have been lost. In her case the book would be brought to her while she was still in her bedchamber. She would then use little pins to mark the ones she would like to wear - during recent…

Wardrobe books - or Gazette d'Atours - were very common for the royal families of Europe. Samples of fabric was collected in a book which wo.