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Home Scene 1744

Posted by on March 10, 2012

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (2 November 1699 – 6 December 1779)


A lovely domestic scene, you can almost listen in to the conversation.  The numerous details: pewterware, tin canister, redware bowl,  bottles, bowls, food, girls clothing, pudding cap, toy drum,  long handled pan, round metal brazier.   What is that hanging on the wall?

0 Responses to Home Scene 1744

  1. jlb1965

    Looks like a wok hanging on the wall! Definitely looks metal.

  2. Jennifer Emmons

    Or perhaps a colander or strainer of some sort…

  3. Jennifer Emmons

    The younger girl appears to be wearing a “pudding cap” – I made one a long time ago for our son when we were with a Rev War group but I could never get him to keep it on. (He’s now 17 and a high school senior, but still loves re-enacting)

  4. Laura Myers

    That would be a young man in a pudding cap – still not breeched. His portrayal with a toy drum is indicatie of his gender.

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