An Austen Evening
These gentlemen arrived as I was leaving. See Lisa's multiple photos of these gorgeous military costumes. According to Lisa, these two men are called Christian and Heath. This sort of costuming explains why in Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Kitty and Lydia have eyes only for soldiers. Women's pelisses imitated this elegant braiding, as did men's coats for non-military gentlemen, such as the one worn by the Count de Turenne in 1816.This gentleman is in another uniform with the most glorious huge, black fur hat with black tassels. Unfortunately, this photo does not do the costume justice.

Ladies Playing Chess

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