Dress of Marie de Medici
skirt and the petticoat are formed to the barrel shape by large
support so called French fartingale as we can see e.g. on the
drawing from 1625, Bibliotheque National (J. Arnold – Queen
Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd, p. 199). The back support is
raised up by padded roll made of white fabric stuffed by fleece.
Such pads are shown on a e.g. wood engraving from 1590, private
collection. J. Arnold – Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd, p.
Photo was taken by Ing. Premysl Polasek in Tovacov castle.