Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Bath Fashions Autumn 1761

Mid 18th century French Silk Brocade
with silver thread highlights

At this period silks were often woven to order from a chosen pattern.
Galloway Buildings Today
 On the same page of the Bath Chronicle Warren and company the London, perfumers were advertising the wares they had on sale at their perfume shop at the upper end of Orange Grove in Bath. These included "Warren's true prepar'd [sic] French Chicken Gloves, for cleaning and whitening the Hands and Arms, for Ladies and Gentlemen, as usual, at 5s a pair." Chicken Gloves were made from a thin strong leather derived from the skin of cattle fetuses or as the name suggests chicken skins.




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