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Two Grotesque Heads: Old Woman with an Elaborate Headdress and a Man with Large Ears attributed to Francesco Melzi (Italian, Milan 1491/93–ca. 1570 Vaprio d'Adda). Date: 1491/93–1570

Two Grotesque Heads: Old Woman with an Elaborate Headdress and a Man with Large Ears attributed to Francesco Melzi (Italian, Milan 1570 Vaprio d'Adda).

Italian School, circa 1600  Portrait of a lady, possibly of the Della Rovere family

1600 Italy - Italian School, circa 1600 Portrait of a lady, possibly of the Della Rovere family

Italian Copper Classical Brocade

The pattern on this beautiful textured copper brocade reminds us a bit of designs on Moroccan mosques. Medium-weight with a crisper drape, this Italian brocade would make a stunning jacket or pencil skirt.

Gown 1610-1615 The Victoria & Albert Museum

Here is an incredibly rare extant silk gown, the type which would be worn over a jacket and petticoat, from between 1610 and The gown has a built in attachment designed for the support of the huge lace collars of the period.

Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of Yolande of Flanders') Date 1353-1363 Yates Thompson MS 27  Folio 103v

Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of Yolande of Flanders') Date Yates Thompson MS 27 Folio

MS. Bodl. 264 The Romance of Alexander in French verse 1338-44; with two sections added in England c. 1400 Folio 3r

264 The Romance of Alexander in French verse with two sections added in England c.

Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of Yolande of Flanders') Date 1353-1363 Yates Thompson MS 27  Folio 27v

Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of Yolande of Flanders') Date Yates Thompson MS 27 Folio

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