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Intricate Collection

Background imageIntricate Collection: Fabric design, Art Gout Beaute, 1924

Fabric design, Art Gout Beaute, 1924
Fabric design for Moroccan crepe in a multicoloured, Middle Eastern style, Art Gout Beaute, 1924. 1924

Background imageIntricate Collection: Honiton Lace 1851

Honiton Lace 1851
A fearsomely intricate example of Honiton (Devon) lacework, exhibited by Mrs Treadwin of Exeter at the Crystal Palace exhibition

Background imageIntricate Collection: Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Downey

Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Downey
Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Messrs Downey. Date: 1894

Background imageIntricate Collection: An intricate heart design

An intricate heart design 2011

Background imageIntricate Collection: Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London

Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London
A roomful of male compositors in London, typesetting the pages of the Morning Post newspaper by hand

Background imageIntricate Collection: Royal Wedding 1871 - wedding cake

Royal Wedding 1871 - wedding cake
A magnificent royal wedding cake for the wedding of Princess Louise to the Marquis of Lorne in 1871, made by Queen Victorias chief confectioner at Windsor Castle

Background imageIntricate Collection: Parasol in point of lace 1868

Parasol in point of lace 1868
This beautiful intricate section of a parasol in pointed lace, appointed by The Princess of Wales. 1868

Background imageIntricate Collection: Owen Jones Moresque 40

Owen Jones Moresque 40
Spandrils of arches from various parts of the Alhambra

Background imageIntricate Collection: Owen Jones Title Page

Owen Jones Title Page
Decorative gothic-style title page, echoing the style of medieval illuminated manuscripts

Background imageIntricate Collection: Illumination from the MacDumon Gospel

Illumination from the MacDumon Gospel
An illumination from the MacDurnon Gospel, an Irish medieval manuscript

Background imageIntricate Collection: Commedia dell arte Characters

Commedia dell arte Characters
Four Characters from Commedia dell arte, an improvised kind of popular comedy in Italian theatres in the 16th18th centuries, based on stock characters

Background imageIntricate Collection: Delhi, India - Tomb of Shams Uddin Altamash

Delhi, India - Tomb of Shams Uddin Altamash (Shams ud-Din Iltutmish). Date: 1911

Background imageIntricate Collection: Santiago de Compostela - Basilica - Portico de la Gloria

Santiago de Compostela - Basilica - Portico de la Gloria
Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Basilica - Portico de la Gloria Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIntricate Collection: Santiago de Compostela, Spain - The Basilica

Santiago de Compostela, Spain - The Basilica
Santiago de Compostela, Spain - La Basilica (Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela), Puerta del Obradoiro - the reputed burial place of Saint James the Great, the apostle of Jesus Christ

Background imageIntricate Collection: Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain - Mirador of Lindaraja

Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain - Mirador of Lindaraja (or Daraxa) - The dressing room or bedroom of the Sultana had this bay window (or a mirador)

Background imageIntricate Collection: Harvard House, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Harvard House, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Built in 1596 by Thomas Rogers, grandfather of the benefactor of Harvard University, John Harvard. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIntricate Collection: Laurence Housman, illustrator, A Farm in Fairyland

Laurence Housman, illustrator, A Farm in Fairyland
Laurence Housman, (18 July 1865 ?? 20 February 1959) playwright, writer and illustrator. Illustration from A Farm in Fairyland within the article by Dr Richard Garnett

Background imageIntricate Collection: A collection of English, Dutch and oriental silver miniatures. Date: 1954

A collection of English, Dutch and oriental silver miniatures. Date: 1954

Background imageIntricate Collection: A sketch by Fish showing showing the illuminated

A sketch by Fish showing showing the illuminated floor of the Florida Nightclub in Paris, 1926 - the illuminated legs create intricate and ever changing geometric figures Date: 1926

Background imageIntricate Collection: Sandals

Sandals
Lilly & Skinner. Multicoloured brocade sandals with intricate strappings. 1930s style. Artist: Anon. Date: 1931

Background imageIntricate Collection: Ornate scissors and keys

Ornate scissors and keys

Background imageIntricate Collection: Ornate locks and scissors

Ornate locks and scissors

Background imageIntricate Collection: Ornate locks and keys

Ornate locks and keys

Background imageIntricate Collection: Saxon stone cross, St Michaels Church, Cropthorne, Worcs

Saxon stone cross, St Michaels Church, Cropthorne, Worcs
Anglo-Saxon stone cross dating back to 825-850, in the churchyard of St Michaels Church, a Grade II listed building in Cropthorne, Worcestershire. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageIntricate Collection: Priors door, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Priors door, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire, dating back to the 11th century, showing detail of ornate stone carving. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageIntricate Collection: The Ornate Priors Door at Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire

The Ornate Priors Door at Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire. A twelfth-century carved door way connected the Cathedral to the medieval cloister

Background imageIntricate Collection: Opera Glasses Date: 1883

Opera Glasses Date: 1883

Background imageIntricate Collection: Interior, Dartmouth Church, Devon

Interior, Dartmouth Church, Devon
Interior, Dartmouth Church (probably St Saviours), Devon. Date: circa 1832

Background imageIntricate Collection: A HUGE SAFE

A HUGE SAFE
A banker with a bunch of keys puts a tin of jewellery among safety deposit boxes, accounts books and other precious items, into a huge safe with an intricate door mechanism. Date: 1930s

Background imageIntricate Collection: YELLOW EVENING GOWN 1823

YELLOW EVENING GOWN 1823
Yellow gown with intricate detailing at hem, sleeves & bodice & with a star-burst detail at the bust. She wears flowers & feathers in her hair & a holds a sheer scarf. Date: 1823

Background imageIntricate Collection: Delhi, India - Interior of Diwan-i-Khas, Fort Delhi

Delhi, India - Interior of Diwan-i-Khas, Fort Delhi (Red Fort) - built by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1948. Date: 1911

Background imageIntricate Collection: Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Entrance of Royal Hospital

Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Entrance of Royal Hospital (Hospital Real). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIntricate Collection: The Norman Doorway - Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset

The Norman Doorway - Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageIntricate Collection: Butter Exhibit, Canadian Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition

Butter Exhibit, Canadian Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, White City, London. Date: 1908

Background imageIntricate Collection: Tunis, Tunisia - Ornate Arab Doorway

Tunis, Tunisia - Ornate Arab Doorway Date: circa 1900s

Background imageIntricate Collection: Ornate Tunisian Birdcage - Musee du Bardo, Tunis, Tunisia

Ornate Tunisian Birdcage - Musee du Bardo, Tunis, Tunisia
Ornate Tunisian Birdcage - Musee du Bardo. The Bardo National Museum is located in Tunis, Tunisia. It is one of the largest museums in North Africa. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIntricate Collection: Advert for John Bennett pocket watches 1902

Advert for John Bennett pocket watches 1902
A selection of pocket watches, all available in Cheapside, London. 1902

Background imageIntricate Collection: Julia Neilson

Julia Neilson (1868 1957), English actress, wife of Fred Terry Date: 1905

Background imageIntricate Collection: Edna May

Edna May (1878-1948) - American actress and singer. As seen here, May was a popular postcard beauty; she was famous for her leading roles in Edwardian musical comedies. Date: 1905

Background imageIntricate Collection: Carved Hornbill Skull

Carved Hornbill Skull
Casque of a helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) carved to depict a Chinese battle scene set in a town by a river. There also features a figure holding a flag bearing the Chinese w鮠 character

Background imageIntricate Collection: German 21cm Howitzer shell case with engravings, WW1

German 21cm Howitzer shell case with engravings, WW1
A German 21cm Howitzer shell case with extensively engraved battle scenes taken from the works of Fortunino Matania. Trench Art

Background imageIntricate Collection: Design for Woven Textile with flowers and swirls

Design for Woven Textile with flowers and swirls. Pencil on copy paper. Silver Studio. 1959

Background imageIntricate Collection: Georgian embossed border frame

Georgian embossed border frame with cupids. early 19th century

Background imageIntricate Collection: High fashion 1912

High fashion 1912
French models wearing creations by Zimmermann. (left), Charmeuse dress with intricate lace on the bodice, two points of black tulle form small setbacks and a thin plaited jet black belt

Background imageIntricate Collection: View of cloisters, Wells Cathedral, Somerset

View of cloisters, Wells Cathedral, Somerset
View of cloisters at Wells Cathedral, Somerset. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageIntricate Collection: View of interior, Wells Cathedral, Somerset

View of interior, Wells Cathedral, Somerset
View of interior with choir stalls, Wells Cathedral, Somerset. circa 1970s

Background imageIntricate Collection: Intricate laced jabot for May 1913

Intricate laced jabot for May 1913
Examples of intricate jabot for womens clothing, using broad lace frills, castellated edge, pleated frill combined with hem stitch. Date: 1913

Background imageIntricate Collection: Elegant dresses 1912

Elegant dresses 1912
Elegant afternoon, walking and tennis tunic dresses, with intricate designs and cocked floral and feathered hats, created by Zimmermann. Date: 1912



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