Trawlin' the archives

02 June 11


Evening dress by Lanvin ca.1923 / Evening dress by Lanvin fall/winter 1923-24

When I'm procrastinating hard, one of my favourite things to do (apart from cute animal videos on youtube and falling in to a tumblr browsing blackhole) is to search through museum online archives. This is a collection of stuff I've found recently.


Evening dress by Lanvin fall/winter 1923-24


Evening dress by Lanvin ca.1923


Machine embroidered silk thread on silk hat label, Caroline Reboux 1900-1927


Autoperipatetikos (Mechanical or wind up dolls) by Martin & Runyon, 1862


A Garden, Albert Moore, 1869


Silk blouse by House of Lanvin, 1946


Machine embroidered silk label, Jeanne Lanvin, 1900-1920


Wedding dress by Boué Soeurs, 1927


Child's chafing dish by John Aynsley & Sons Ltd, 1912-1918


Evening dress by House of Lanvin, 1920


Lady Clapham doll and her garters, unknown maker, 1690-1700


Children's Afternoon at Wargemont (L'après-midi des enfants à Wargemont), Auguste Renoir, 1884


Cotton and silk dress by House of Lanvin, 1922


Cotton and silk dress by House of Lanvin, 1922


Watercolour design for printed cotton by William Kilburn ca. 1788-1792


Silk dress by House of Lanvin, 1922/ Straw and silk hat by House of Lanvin, ca.1985


Hearts are Trumps, Sir John Everett Millais, 1872


Pyjamas by Boué Soeurs, 1928 / Negligée by Boué Soeurs, ca.1929 / Lingerie by Boué Soeurs, 1927


Miniature by Louie Burrell, watercolour on ivory, early 20th century / Miniature by Henry Robert Robertson, watercolour on ivory, ca. 1890-1900


Mrs Carl Meyer and her Children, John Singer Sargent, 1896


Negligée by Boué Soeurs, ca.1929 / Lingerie by Boué Soeurs, 1927


Carved and painted wooden Toy horse, 1850-1910


Court Presentation Dress by Boué Soeurs, 1932-34


Layette pincushion, maker unknown, 1862


Pyjamas by Boué Soeurs, 1928


Miniature by Robertson, Janet S., 1913 / Miniature by N. H., Watercolour on ivory, 1900


The Balcony Room (Das Balkonzimmer), Adolph Menzel, 1845


Evening dress by Boué Soeurs, 1920-25 / Court Presentation Ensemble by Boué Soeurs, 1928

Designs for printed cotton by William Kilburn, watercolour on paper, ca.1788-1792

Massive thanks to the V&A and The Metropolitan Museum of Art for allowing us to see their awesome collections from home and Google Art Project for all their hard work.

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This is perfect. Hearts are Trumps and Mrs Carl Meyer and her Children are two of my favourite portraits!

Kirsteen Connor replied almost 9 years ago.

I do the exact same thing with the V&A archives, however I was totally unaware the met had one too. I’m sure hours of time wasting now lie ahead of me, this could be very, very dangerous!

neil replied almost 9 years ago.

These are beautiful!

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Lolo replied almost 9 years ago.

That second to last row of dresses may as well be my top inspiration for a wedding dress… imagine it in white AHhhHHhhHhhhh.
I love how you curate your posts dood.

Shini replied almost 9 years ago.

you are so creative. i would never think that a museum’s archives would be located online!
that’s brilliant!

xo
sami

sami replied almost 9 years ago.

This post is amazing, all these dresses are to die for!

Melwa replied almost 9 years ago.

WOW… Lanvin knew how to do it way back when… WOW. The cotton and silk dress has me blown away.

I really love the flapper dresses by Boué Soeurs.

I can’t wait to see what sort of illustrations you make with today’s inspiration!

xx{ish.},
Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

Mae Lu replied almost 9 years ago.

lovely, lovely inspiration! I was super excited to see the Lady Clapham doll, but I think that it’s because the Clapham Saints will prolly be on my final today!

jj replied almost 9 years ago.

I’m definitely feeling the Lanvin love ;) Gorgeous things! Jesus, I wonder how long you were procrastinating to find all of these! :p

Felicity replied almost 9 years ago.

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Giovana Alves replied almost 9 years ago.

i am now officially addicted to boué soeurs. amazing.

Katy replied almost 9 years ago.

This post is incredibly beautiful! True eye candy! Thank you!

Dia replied almost 9 years ago.

wow those lanvin dresses are so beautiful. and still fashion forward some 90 years later!

Rose replied almost 9 years ago.

Hello

I found your blog from etsy ! Really so happy :)

True eye candy!
Amazing !

Thanks so much !

ikabags replied almost 9 years ago.

Wow, I had no idea one could view museum archives online!

A M A Z I N G items/art pieces here!
xx

Brigadeiro replied almost 9 years ago.

Very inspiring

Nastya replied almost 9 years ago.

I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen anything as beautiful as those last two dresses! thank you for this post! it’s just amazing.

Lovely blog in general!!

xx

Caitlin Rose

Caitlin Rose replied almost 9 years ago.

Wow,those archives are such a good find. I know what I’m spending my afternoon doing, thanks!

Isabelle replied almost 9 years ago.

I dug up part of one of those chafing dishes when I was 6 or 7 and I was really into archaeology… It was in the forest by my house. I’ve always wondered what the whole thing (with all its criketeer teddy bears) looked like!

Jugglingspinster replied almost 9 years ago.

Wow! Awesome images!

Renata replied over 8 years ago.

Oh how I love the 20s!! And the lanvin dresses. Great pics xoxo

Trixie replied over 8 years ago.

This post is one of my favorites in life.
=)

Elena replied over 8 years ago.

The dresses by Boué Soeurs are amazing, these images really captures the beauty of the craft in the pieces.

strandofsilk replied almost 8 years ago.

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