Category Archives: Empire Style

Some Lovely Things on Ebay

Three stunning way-too-expensive pieces are selling on E-bay. They come from different worlds. Looking at them, I feel like I’m in a historical conference in an imaginary United Nations. The first piece is a back comb from the French Empire’s … Continue reading

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Creative Museum: Recent Acquisitions

The Creative Museum has acquired four new pieces: This is one of the greatest Auguste Bonaz combs I have ever seen. I don’t even know what to say. For me, when I look at this, I see a mythical griffin … Continue reading

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Coral Empire Combs

Stunning.

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French Empire Comb Sold at Auction

A French Empire comb sold at Skinner Auction House in Boston for $2963. C. 1809 – 1819, seed pearls delicately form feather motifs, which are mounted on the correctly textured gold comb. कंघी For more scholarly research, please examine The … Continue reading

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Magnificent Empire Combs

The Rococo style of jewelry making slipped into obscurity in 1785. Napoleon Bonaparte and his Empress Josephine brought the Empire style to prominence during his rule as Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. Combs had curves, elaborate floral … Continue reading

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