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Johan Eberhard Carlberg, born February 24, 1668, Gothenburg. Soldier and architect. Joined the army’s engineer corp as a volunteer in 1700. Fought with Charles XII in Courland and Lithuania. Stationed in his hometown Gothenburg from 1706. Assumed the new office as Gothenburg’s first city architect in 1717. Appointed city architect of Stockholm in 1727. Served in this later position for nearly 45 years. Responsible for several grand building projects in the royal capital such as the reconstruction of the Slussen area and the upbuilding of the naval base on Skeppsholmen. Died October 22, 1773, Stockholm. #olddeadswedes #swedes #swede #sweden #swedish #scandinavia #scandinavian #nordic #europe #history #swedishhistory #heritage #culture #portrait #famous #onthisday #soldier #military #engineer #architect #architecture #gothenburg #stockholm #slussen #skeppsholmen #18thcentury #carlberg

Buongiorno! Per salutare il primo gelido sussurro autunnale, partiamo con la poesia marmorea del "Dedalo e Icaro". E per chi volesse ammirare quest'opera del Maestro di Possagno (Tv), Antonio Canova (1757-1822), si prepari a una gita a Venezia, destinazione Museo Correr @visitmuve

#antoniocanova #dedaloeicaro #daedalusandicarus #neoclassicismo #scultura #sculpture #museocorrer #18thcentury #italianart #venice #visitmuve #venicemuseum #artinvenice #univarte #uiavenezia

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

The Grade 1 listed country house in the Aylesbury Vale, is something of an architect’s dream.
The house was built in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French chateau between 1874 - 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, to be used for grand entertaining and for his collection.
The last member of the Rothschild family to own the Manor, James de Rothschild, bequeathed it to the National Trust and all of the contents.
It is now one of @nationaltrust most visited properties and in 2017 won large visitor attraction of the year!

On arriving at the car park, you can take a mile walk through the countryside to the house or a short shuttle bus trip. Keeping the house in its own area away from traffic does give it that extra magical feel and it’s an incredible reveal, passing around the North Fountain, to first glance at the house.

Inside the house is Baron Ferdinand’s extensive collection of 18th century portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds, tapestries, Savonnerie Carpets, furniture, books and renaissance treasures.
It is something really seen to be believed.

Not only that, it’s a great day out with a wonderful adventure playground that winds its way down to the stables, where you can enjoy a cuppa and some cake as @josanger87 and I did!

Events are regular at @waddesdonmanor_nt and where we witnessed many children enjoying the Halloween trail, the Christmas fair is the next big event from 10th November - 16th December.
There will be lots of stalls to explore and a lovely Christmas feel, making it a great place to get you into the festive spirit!

Although we’ve been, we are planning our return in time to come, whether through events or to have a look again, it really is a fantastic place to visit!

#inspiringfootsteps #waddesdonmanor #nationaltrust #historichouse #fountain #exploringengland #adventure #adventuretime #buckinghamshire #timetogether #eyeopener #thingstosee #exploring #weekendadventures #grade1 #history #18thcentury #tourism #travel #outdoors #outside #thingstodo #familytime #waddesdon #picoftheday #grandview #renaissance #aylesbury #aylesburyvale #frenchstyle

Well_there_it_is" by tompreston atwww.deviantart.com - Marie Antoinette and her brother Joesph II. --- In order to get this you need... To have seen Amadeus.
To know who Emperor Joseph the Second was.
To know what his “catch phrase” was in Amadeus.
To know Marie Antoinette was his sister.
To know that Marie Antoinette was beheaded.

Oh, historical jokes! http://tompreston.deviantart.com/art/Well-There-It-Is-186388819
#marieantoinette #mariaantonieta #mariaantonietta #frenchrevolution #revolutionFrancaise #revolucionfrancesa #französischerevolution #queenoffrance #марияантуанетта #18thcentury #1700s #historyoffrance #histoiredefrance #reinedefrance #beheaded #guillotine #josephII #amadeus #historicaljoke #wellthereitis

Le goût français au musée Cognacq Jay.
3 petits chefs d’œuvres du 18ème, dont l’Amour en sentinelle de Jean-Honoré Fragonard, vers 1770-1780. Huile sur toile.
@museecj

© An unusual bonnes herbes from the archive. Normally there are a lot more colours in this well known design, but I like this reduced palette of blue, yellow and green with the usual “fond ramoneur”, or dark “chimney sweep” background. This was a popular design from the Jouy factory and may be a revised design for an Oberkampf client who wanted a cheaper version, something M. Oberkampf was more than willing to do, or it might be a regional knock off! We know that there was a second fugitive yellow as there is clearer evidence of this on the reverse of the cloth.However it a still a charming design just as it is! #printed #cotton #18thcentury #19thcentury #fabric #textiles #provencal #lafoiredebeaucaire #christophermoorefabrics #green #greenandyellow #interiordecoration #interiordesign

Im so behind on #fallforcostume! My current #wip is turning this little ragamuffin into little red riding hood for #halloween! She’ll be an #18thcentury version and oh so cute. I’ve already finished the dress (so it has sleeves on it unlike the picture) but need to do up her wee bonnet to finish out her kit

The face of a floor clock this grandfather clock is very beautiful and distinctive with the Roman numbers beautiful black detailed hands ( opening soon) #mygrandfatherclock.com

What should you look for in authenticating furniture predating 1790?

There are certain factors that determine the age of a piece. For one, “Rose head nails” that were hand forged by blacksmiths. The nails can be identified by their irregular rose-shaped heads. Another example are the dowels, they are non-round and will protrude slightly from the surface caused by the years of shrinkage to the wood.

These photos, taken at @uniquitiesyyc, are of a French late 18th Century Directoire oak buffet a deux corps. They clearly show the irregular nails and dowels. .
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Forgot to post this the other Day. @siena.gwillim being fabulous as always. Second fitting doneeeee and just have a few alterations to make :)
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Whist, the gentleman’s and ladies game. A fine gathering of historical interpreters and costumers
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#historicalcostume #historicalcostuming #tailor #handsewn #18thcentury #18thcenturyfashion #whist #ballroom #reenactment #cards

#fallforcostume @redthreaded WIP not sure how or if this silk is historically accurate but I figure why not! Gonna try and make a Pierrot jacket. But don’t worry I’m making a mock up first!! #18thcentury #sewing #silk #pierrot

#fallforcostume day 20 is #wip and I’m slowly working on hemming this #18thcentury gown and changing it from open front to closed. When I first put it together I wasn’t sure if I had enough fabric (which of course I do because I always over buy) so now I will make that change and also redo the front of the bodice so it’s more flexible with my weight fluctuating (a small historical upgrade as women would grow with their dresses as they became pregnant and then not and then pregnant again and then...)

Although I couldn’t get into the private apartments of the Doria family’s Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Vanity Fair did! See their great article in their December 26, 2013 issue. And they got this gorgeous shot of the family’s sedan dating to the 18th century. It’s constructed of carved wood, painted, gilded, painted canvases and rich brocade velvet. Fun factoid: On her visits to Palazzo Doria, Madonna often likes to sit on the gilded sedan chair in the entry hall to Prince Jonathan Doria’s private quarters. That’s a good one, huh?! :) Photo credit: Vanity Fair. #palace #sedan #rome #palazzodoriapamphilj #incomparable #privateresidence #18thcentury #picoftheday #picofthenight #picoftheweek #instalove #art #museum #madonna #design #style #perfection #travelinstyle #marblefloors #bestoftheday #instagood #love #unforgettable #wood #painted #gilded #paintingoncanvas #silkbrocade #royals #italy

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