Regency Household: A Bed for a Young Lady

Published in the Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1805 I would find it terrifying (and maybe a bit titillating) to have those half naked young dudes peeping down at me while I slept, but I love to think about this being the bed Cathy slept at whilst at Northanger.

Regency Reader Questions: Shoes and Feet

Question: I’ve read that most tailors were men, that ladies got their footgear from these male tailors, and that the tailor himself tended to serve the client. So did a lady of the ton–did any lady–allow a male tailor to touch and handle her feet and ankles? Measure her, fit the slipper or boot? Did she actually show leg to a strange man? (Eg, how … Expand