This 1710 portrait of the Marquesa Angela Maria Lombardi shows what awoman could do with early XVIII-century style. She is wearing an early example of a Sévigné brooch and engageantes flaring downward and also back toward the shoulder, what are called forward-back flared engageantes in the keywords. These were used on narrower quarter or elbow length sleeves for much of the remainder of the century.
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Dec 24, 2009, 9:13 AM
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