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18th century buttons

I’m delighted to welcome a new guest to All Things Georgian, Robin C. Larner. She is a retired attorney, legal writer, editor, and life-time member of the National Button Society. Robin offers antique buttons for sale and the end of the post is a link...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 May 2021

Guernsey skeleton found near buried porpoise 'a sailor'

A skeleton found buried on a tiny island off Guernsey is thought to be that of an 18th Century Royal Navy sailor.Six leather buttons found matched those often worn by navy sailors in the latter half of the 18th Century.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Feb 2020

January 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Every lover of his country will encourage … American manufactures.” Benjamin Randolph, one of Philadelphia’s most prominent and successful cabinetmakers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jan 2020

Wooden Clothing Buttons.

Wooden Clothing Buttons.Wood buttons were also made in colonial crafts shops and homes. During the 18th century, most wooden buttons were plain and utilitarian. In 1770, Benjamin Randolph advertised his apple, holy, and laurel buttons (Luscomb, ix). Decorated...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Aug 2019

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (February 12, 1768).“Lemuel Pattingell … Fabricates and Sells, THE best jerk’d BUTTONS.” In February 1768, Lemuel Pattingell inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Feb 2018

Update On Dorset Buttons.

Dorset Buttons. Dear Keith It’s very difficult to date a Dorset Button exactly. All I can say is that there are four different types of Dorset Buttons with many variations within each type. 1. The first buttons were made with sheep’s horn,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Sep 2016

Dorset Buttons.

18th century Dorset Button.;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Sep 2016

Countdown Day 8: Flowers and Love

Today we turn our thoughts to love…And to flowers.  Flowers and love seem to be interconnected throughout history.  Roses in particular have romantic associations going back to classical mythology.  The red rose was considered to...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Sep 2016

More Artifacts. A Link.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Apr 2016

Buttons, Georgian Style

For a few years I have been collecting images of beautiful hand-crafted 18th century buttons on my Pinterest board: Buttons, Georgian Style. The buttons, as you can see from the collection, are tiny works of art. Some feature scenes or portraits, others...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Oct 2015

Making Covered Buttons.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Feb 2015

Thomas Whitgreave

Painted in 1640 by an unknown British artist, Whitgreave fought on the side of the King during the war, ending up being wounded and captured at Naseby. He is better known for his part in the escape of Charles II from the Battle of Worcester, providing...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 26 Oct 2014

The Enema Button – the ultimate c18th fashion accessory?

With my apologies for a foray into something entirely, disgustingly unromantic, I just wanted to share a little something that I came across in my researches this evening. Made in Germany at some point between 1701 and 1900, these metal buttons rather...
From: The History of Love on 29 Sep 2014

John Tradescant the Younger with Roger Friend

..and a collection of exotic shells. Painted by Thomas de Critz in 1645, this picture is in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Tradescant we have met before, but Roger was a local brewer. Nice still life of the shells, and some decent details in their clothes....
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 10 Mar 2014

William Sealy aged 14

Painted by an unknown artist and hanging in the Blake Museum in Bridgwater. I’ve not been able to find out much about William apart from the dates of his birth and death (1635-1707) which date this portrait to 1649. It’s quite a dark somber...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 9 Jan 2014

Richard Boyle 1st Earl of Burlington

Painted by Anthony van Dyck shortly before the war. This picture hangs in the National Portrait Gallery and shows the Royalist officer in casual mood with the top of his doublet open, showing the linen of his shirt and the attached falling band with a...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 9 Aug 2013

Sir Humphrey Style

the first and last Baronet Style painted by an artist from the circle of Adrien Hanneman at an unknown date, though obviously from the period. This painting came up for sale at Christies in London in 2012. Sir H is wearing  a sumptuous doublet, probably...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 4 Jul 2013

Portrait of a Young Nobleman

Painted by Daniel Mytens in the late 1630s going by the style of the doublet. This is a high class lad, the clothes are fine and well fitted. He’s wearing a pale pink silk doublet and slightly mismatching buff breeches, though it could be an effect...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 21 May 2013

Thomas Dandy of Coombs

Painted by unknown artist in the 1650s  and hanging in the Museum of Thetford Life, this is a cracking picture of a gent in what I would call a dutch coat, though Mr Dandy probably just called it a coat. I have no information about Thomas, but he looks...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 7 Mar 2013

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