Harnais de Cour

100% silk twill scarf, hand-rolled (90 cm x 90 cm)
Color : navy/pink/green

Designed by Philippe Ledoux

Ref. : H001624S 19

AU$690.00

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Colors (5)

AU$690.00

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DESIGN HISTORY

Two horses have trotted off leaving their harnesses behind them. Outstanding craftsmen put all their skills into making these ceremonial harnesses in regular use in France until the mid 19th century but afterwards the preserve of sovereigns and galas. In the days when French was the language of the court in many European countries, harnesses of the court were referred to as “à la française”. How could it be otherwise? Manes plaited with silk or trimmed with velvet ribbons decorated with tassels and embroidery called palatine, metal or braid rosettes, gleaming blinkers, leather hand-sewn by master saddlers… It is easy to imagine how fine they looked in their caparisons as they proceeded led by men who watched over their gait and their passengers – grooms, postilions and other helpers. They are decked in cloth, metal and leather and every step echoes with the lively clap of horseshoes on the ground and the tinkling of buckles engraved with the arms of the family. By two, six or eight, the horses pay great attention to their appearance for every one of these outings!

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