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Things That Might Be Kept in a Reticule

Get a close-up view of the items ladies kept in their reticules during Jane Austen's era in this three-part video series by author and collector Candice Hern. 

JASNA member Candice Hern is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical romance novels set during the English Regency. Her award-winning website is often cited for its extensive Regency World pages.

Part 1: Calendars and Almanacs

After a short introduction on the evolution of the reticule, Candice Hern discusses items made of paper that might have been kept in a reticule, showing us examples of pocket calendars (Regency-era day-timers) and miniature almanacs from her collection. Don't miss Candice's blog post introducing this video

Copyright Candice Hern

Part 2: Scents and Cosmetics

Scent bottles and portable cosmetic cases were items that could be taken from a lady's dressing table and tossed in her reticule. Read Candice's blog post introducing this video as well. 

Copyright Candice Hern

Part 3: Coin Purses, Fans, and Vinaigrettes

Three items essential to every lady's reticule are featured in this video: vinaigrettes, coin purses, and fans. Learn how Regency fashion dictated their size. Be sure to read Candice's blog post introducing the video

Copyright Candice Hern


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