I am really pleased that the National Trust has posted a database of their collections online. I am sure this will become another valuable resource for costume reference and inspiration.
The images below are from the database online. These items interested me as the pelisse and bonnet are also illustrated in 'Costume in Detail 1730-1930' by Nancy Bradfield at the back of the book.
|Wedding Pelisse 1814 - National Trust Collection|
|Wedding Bonnet 1814 - National Trust Collection.|
I was intrigued that a dress reputed to have belonged to the Empress Josephine was sold in Paris for
|Courtesy of Osenat Auctioneers, France|
I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my friends and followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! Thank you for all your comments and support. I have been very inspired by the work of fellow bloggers throughout the year. I was also so pleased to meet many of you in person during my visit to Williamsburg in March.
See you in 2012!