• Cameo Pin, about 1860

    Cameos traditionally were cut in stone; however, Italian carvers found a way to make these exquisite shell cameos in the early nineteenth century.This is an interesting depiction of an angel guiding a child as he walks near a serpent, which often symbolized temptation. It is likely an allusion to a child being guided by God on the right path.

  • Breeches, about 1800-1825

  • Jacket, about 1800-1825

    A fine early (Empire) 19th century men's jacket, likely worn with tight fitting pantaloons.

  • Trousers, about 1800-1820