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Portrait of a young woman, possibly Hannah, the artist's maid, holding a tea tray, Philip Mercier (c.1689-1760)

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Domestic Servants – Part 1 – Women

Also known as abigails, a ladies maid was preferably French, but more commonly English. She was responsible for dressing her mistress, caring for her mistress’ clothes, carrying messages, encouraging or discouraging her lovers, and accompanying her mistress on errands.


Regency Priorities for Servants When Waiting on Women, via History of the 18th and 19th Centuries

'Die Magd', 1896 von Henri Matisse (1869-1954, France)

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This is a magnificent example of English court dress of the mid-18th century. It would have been worn by a woman of aristocratic birth for court events involving the royal family. The style of this mantua was perfectly suited for maximum display of wealth and art; this example contains almost 10lb weight of silver thread worked in an elaborate 'Tree of Life' Design.

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verführerischen Mädchen schwarz Polyester französisch Magd uniformfor Karneval


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