Description: In Holland, poor honorable 15-year-old Hans Brinker and his younger sister Gretel, yearn to participate in December’s great ice-skating race on the canal. They have little chance of doing well on their handmade wooden skates, but the prospect of the race and the prize of the Silver Skates excites them and fires their dreams.
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La Tenue de Cérémonie de Maréchal d’Empire pour Michel Ney, Duc d’Elchingen et Prince de la Moskowa. (The Ceremonial Regalia of Michel Ney, Marshal of the Empire, Duke of Elchingen and Prince of Moscow). Circa 1804.
Had things gone differently he may well have died in this.
Sabre of Maréchal Masséna, musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Neuchâtel
Now there’s an attractive weapon.
Silver-gilt pennanular brooch, part of the St. Ninian’s Isle Treasure, 8th century.
Evening coat (Detail)
This evening coat with its distinctive oversized sleeves is a fine example of the work of the House of Rouff, a premiere couture house in the late-19th into the 20th century. Rouff was known for the lingerie feel to their garments, which always included a multitude of ruffles and laces.