Drugget -- one of the most common strategies of keeping carpets clean in the early nineteenth century was to use druggets, heavy woolen goods spread under tables to protect carpet from spills. They are sometimes called crumb cloths and only removed when guests were expected.
Young beauty in a white dress, Gemälde von Stewart Julius (6. September, 1855 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania )
john singer sargent
Painting by Auguste Toulmouche (1829-1910).
“Vanity”, 1890, Auguste Toulmouche.
james tissot - Portrait of the Marquise de Miramon
by Auguste Toulmouche Mais
Многогранный талант. Николай Петрович Богданов-Бельский