17th century

Lace in Concert


The cravat is an early version of a man’s necktie. It could be a plain piece of white linen tied around the neck, with the free ends falling below the throat. A gentleman’s cravat would have been decorated with fine lace, as lace was especially fashionable for men in the 17th century. During this period, the greatest lace makers were working in Italy and Belgium. France, however, wished to create a competing industry that would stop the costly imports of lace.
cravat, France, needle lace, fashion, 17th century, Charles LeBrun, Jean Bèrain the elder

Courts and Colonies: the William and Mary Style in Holland, England, and America


A lavish, baroque celebration of the 300th anniversary of the accession to the English throne of the William III of Holland, and his first cousin, Queen Mary II of England. The objects on display document the communication and adaptation of 17th century styles across countries and continents. 
Holland, Netherlands, england, America, 17th century, furniture, textiles, ornament, decorative arts, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349329

The Countess' Treasury: Gems & Curiosities from Burghley House


Sixty opulent treasures are on view from Burghley House, in Lincolnshire, England—one of the most majestic estates of the Elizabethan era. This collection of 17th century Renaissance jewelry, pomanders, ewers, bowls, tankards, and tea cups displays a variety of decorative embellishments including rock crystal mounted in gold and silver gilt, garnet and agate set in precious metal, colorful enameling, and delicate filigree.
england, 17th century, jewelry, tea service, decorative objects, exhibitions

Eighteenth-Century Scenic and Architectural Design: Drawings by the Galli Bibiena Family


The Galli Bibiena family dominated theater production in Europe from the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth century. This exhibition showcases the family's architectural and theatrical designs—notably the work of Francesco Galli Bibiena and his son, Giovanni Carlo Galli Bibiena—through drawings, engravings, books, and manuscripts.
Bibiena, theatrical design, Italy, Portugal, Europe, 17th century, 18th century, drawings, prints, books, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349709

The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760 from the Alan & Simone Hartman Collection


More than one hundred examples of 17th and 18th century English silver are on display in this exhibition, including individual pieces, full settings, design drawings, and illustrated books of the period. The exhibition is divided into four sections: silver and the state; silver for tea, coffee and chocolate; silver for the dining table, and silver for the boudoir and the salon.
17th century, 18th century, england, silver, books, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350079