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Furs Collection

"Furs: A Timeless Symbol of Elegance and Cultural Significance" From the opulent halls of royalty to the silver screen

Background imageFurs Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II

HRH Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). She is wearing the George IV State Diadem or Diamond Diadem. Date: circa 1954

Background imageFurs Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II

HRH Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). She is wearing the George IV State Diadem or Diamond Diadem. Date: circa 1954

Background imageFurs Collection: Queen Elizabeth II jewels glittering in her hair and at her throat arrives at Swedish

Queen Elizabeth II jewels glittering in her hair and at her throat arrives at Swedish Embassy in Portland Palace London to attend the State Banquet 29 June 1954

Background imageFurs Collection: Marlene Dietrich in Josef von Sternbergs The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Marlene Dietrich in Josef von Sternbergs The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Marlene Dietrich in The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Background imageFurs Collection: Teenage girls with a snowman

Teenage girls with a snowman. Photographed in Zvenigorod, in the Moscow region of Russia, in March 2005

Background imageFurs Collection: First Nation warriors of northwestern territories - Canada

First Nation warriors of northwestern territories - Canada
A superb photograph of two First Nation warriors of an indigenous tribe of the northwestern territories - Canada. circa 1900s

Background imageFurs Collection: Inuit Seal Hunting (4 / 5)

Inuit Seal Hunting (4 / 5)
Patence Rewarded. An Inuit seal hunter pulls a caught seal out through the hole into which he was fishing with a combination of the baited rope and a thin spike or barbed spear

Background imageFurs Collection: Fabulous Feather Headdress - 1920s Fashion

Fabulous Feather Headdress - 1920s Fashion. Date: 1920s

Background imageFurs Collection: Advert for Gorringes womens clothing 1928

Advert for Gorringes womens clothing 1928
70th year anniversary offers, smart sultan coat of dull satin, crepe-de-chine printed dress and a elegant coat in crepe-de-chine givree a fascinating mixture of artificial silk and wool. 1928

Background imageFurs Collection: Advert for I. J. Fox furs, 1935

Advert for I. J. Fox furs, 1935
Advert for I.J. Fox furs, 1935 Date: 1935

Background imageFurs Collection: Sami People, Norway

Sami People, Norway - outside their tent Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFurs Collection: Palisade Avenue, Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Palisade Avenue, Englewood, New Jersey, USA. Date: circa 1930

Background imageFurs Collection: Marie Hall - Violinist

Marie Hall - Violinist
Marie Hall (1884-1956) - Violinist and pupil of Edward Elgar - gave the 1st performance of Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending in 1920 Date: 1907

Background imageFurs Collection: Art Deco fashion plate (colour litho)

Art Deco fashion plate (colour litho)
5235340 Art Deco fashion plate (colour litho) by Barbier, Georges (1882-1932) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Art Deco fashion plate)

Background imageFurs Collection: Patsy Cornwallis-West, Irish born aristocrat and mistress of King Edward VII (b / w photo)

Patsy Cornwallis-West, Irish born aristocrat and mistress of King Edward VII (b / w photo)
6015459 Patsy Cornwallis-West, Irish born aristocrat and mistress of King Edward VII (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFurs Collection: Prince Josef Poniatowski (1763-1813) c. 1810 (oil on canvas)

Prince Josef Poniatowski (1763-1813) c. 1810 (oil on canvas)
CZA228756 Prince Josef Poniatowski (1763-1813) c.1810 (oil on canvas) by Brodowski, Antoni (1784-1832); 85x69 cm; Czartoryski Museum, Cracow

Background imageFurs Collection: Evening clothing with pearls and lace 1912

Evening clothing with pearls and lace 1912
Fashionable evening clothing using detailed embroidered lace and decorative pearls. 1912

Background imageFurs Collection: Fashion for October 1913

Fashion for October 1913
Women models wearing the latest fashion in fox fur coats and accessories. Date: 1913

Background imageFurs Collection: Fashionable women in new creations 1913

Fashionable women in new creations 1913
Women models wearing the latest winter beautifully decorative wraps. 1913

Background imageFurs Collection: Advertisement, George Augustus Nicholas, Furs

Advertisement, George Augustus Nicholas, Furs
Advertisement, George Augustus Nicholas, 36 Bruton Street, London W1, Londons Expert Furrier. 1927

Background imageFurs Collection: French street trader selling hot roasted chestnuts 1908

French street trader selling hot roasted chestnuts 1908
Parisienne woman holding out a small bag to receive some hot roasted chestnuts from a street trader. Date: 1908

Background imageFurs Collection: JOHN DUDLEY (1502-1553)

JOHN DUDLEY (1502-1553)
Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick, John Dudley Father-In-Law of Lady Jane Grey

Background imageFurs Collection: Traditional fur hats for sale. Itchan Kala, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Traditional fur hats for sale. Itchan Kala, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Background imageFurs Collection: The Angel and the Shepherds (colour litho)

The Angel and the Shepherds (colour litho)
2775699 The Angel and the Shepherds (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Angel and the Shepherds)

Background imageFurs Collection: Fourrures from Gazette de Bon Ton, pub. 1920 (pochoir print)

Fourrures from Gazette de Bon Ton, pub. 1920 (pochoir print)
3472588 Fourrures from Gazette de Bon Ton, pub. 1920 (pochoir print) by French School, (20th century); The Stapleton Collection

Background imageFurs Collection: In the Heart of the City that has No Heart, 1913, sheet music cover, 1913 (colour litho)

In the Heart of the City that has No Heart, 1913, sheet music cover, 1913 (colour litho)
1079162 In the Heart of the City that has No Heart, 1913, sheet music cover, 1913 (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); Collection of the New-York Historical Society

Background imageFurs Collection: Hungarian lords in hussar uniforms, furs and pelisses, 18th century

Hungarian lords in hussar uniforms, furs and pelisses, 18th century. Some in the insignia of the Order of St. Stephen
FLO4624649 Hungarian lords in hussar uniforms, furs and pelisses, 18th century. Some in the insignia of the Order of St. Stephen

Background imageFurs Collection: French Pin-up girl - putting on her shoes

French Pin-up girl - putting on her shoes - she already has her fur-trimmed cape and stockings on, but what else...??! Date: circa 1910

Background imageFurs Collection: Sami Family, Norway

Sami Family, Norway. Date: circa 1908

Background imageFurs Collection: Fleet Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00533

Fleet Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00533
5 - 5A Fleet Street, Coventry. The exterior of 5 and 5A Fleet Street, premises of H E Bass, Furrier and Simmons, Drapers. Evidence of damage caused by air raids can be seen to adjacent buildings

Background imageFurs Collection: City of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Selling furs. 1910-1929. Creator: Ivan Emelianovich Larin

City of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Selling furs. 1910-1929. Creator: Ivan Emelianovich Larin
City of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Selling furs. 1910-1929. From an album containing 296 works offering a glimpse of life in the Russian Far Northeast in the first third of the twentieth century

Background imageFurs Collection: Kamchadal hunters against the backdrop of the city, with guns, furs, on skis, 1910-1929

Kamchadal hunters against the backdrop of the city, with guns, furs, on skis, 1910-1929. From an album containing 296 works offering a glimpse of life in the Russian Far Northeast in the first third

Background imageFurs Collection: King David, 1680-1685. Creator: Aert de Gelder

King David, 1680-1685. Creator: Aert de Gelder
King David, 1680-1685

Background imageFurs Collection: Mrs. Sinclair, portrait photograph, 1918 Feb. 5. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Mrs. Sinclair, portrait photograph, 1918 Feb. 5. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Mrs. Sinclair, portrait photograph, 1918 Feb. 5

Background imageFurs Collection: Mrs. Tartone, (formerly Miss Windsor), portrait photograph, 1919 Oct. 7. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Mrs. Tartone, (formerly Miss Windsor), portrait photograph, 1919 Oct. 7. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Mrs. Tartone, (formerly Miss Windsor), portrait photograph, 1919 Oct. 7

Background imageFurs Collection: Mrs. K.L. Spaeth, portrait photograph, 1919 Oct. 2. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Mrs. K.L. Spaeth, portrait photograph, 1919 Oct. 2. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Mrs. K.L. Spaeth, portrait photograph, 1919 Oct. 2

Background imageFurs Collection: George Kennan, half-length portrait, facing left, 1865. Creator: Unknown

George Kennan, half-length portrait, facing left, 1865. Creator: Unknown
George Kennan, half-length portrait, facing left, 1865. Printed on recto of photograph: Home Sweet Home. Inscribed on verso: G.K. - 1st trip to Siberia, 19 or 20 years old. Taken in 1865

Background imageFurs Collection: Col Ripinski & PO at Chilkat [] /, 1894 and 1895. Creator: Alfred Lee Broadbent

Col Ripinski & PO at Chilkat [] /, 1894 and 1895. Creator: Alfred Lee Broadbent
Col Ripinski & PO at Chilkat [] /, 1894 and 1895. Showing S. Ripinsky and two men standing outside the Post Office at Chilkat

Background imageFurs Collection: Noatak child, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front, c1929

Noatak child, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front, c1929. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Noatak child, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front, c1929

Background imageFurs Collection: Old women walking togther down the street, 1920s

Old women walking togther down the street, 1920s
Two old ladies walk down the street arm in arm, wearing winter coats and carrying hand bags, c. 1920s. Date: c. 1920s

Background imageFurs Collection: Princess Margaret leaves a West End theatre in London with her escort Billy Wallace

Princess Margaret leaves a West End theatre in London with her escort Billy Wallace. March 1955. DM 1955-434-1

Background imageFurs Collection: Hansi Arnstadt - Actress, Film Star and Dancer

Hansi Arnstadt - Actress, Film Star and Dancer
Hansi Arnstadt (1878-1945) - German Actress, Film Star and Dancer. Date: 1920s

Background imageFurs Collection: Ole Senteu Simel

Ole Senteu Simel, grandson of the famous Msai Laibon Mbatian (after which the highest peak of Mount Kenya is named), was the most respected laibon of the Msai until his death in 1986

Background imageFurs Collection: Fashion: Fashionable furs advertisement

Fashion: Fashionable furs advertisement
3781210 Fashion: Fashionable furs advertisement; (add.info.: Fashionable furs, early 1900s advertisement for fur coats at department store Swan and Edgars, London, Piccadilly Play Pictorial, No. 88)

Background imageFurs Collection: USA trapper / hunter pre-1900

USA trapper / hunter pre-1900

Background imageFurs Collection: Stylish Ladies

Stylish Ladies - Illustration of two stylish ladies in furs and fashionable hats. Date: 1931

Background imageFurs Collection: A leetle English Mees!

A leetle English Mees! A fashionable young thing from Brighton with white fox fur hat, scarf and muff and even a matching ruff for her French Bulldog! Date: 1911

Background imageFurs Collection: E. Dingle & Co Advertisement Photograph

E. Dingle & Co Advertisement Photograph
A portrait photograph used in the advertisement for E. Dingle & Co. Ltd, it shows a woman sat with clasped hands, with an expression of deep thought, wearing furs over her shoulders. Date: circa 1939



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"Furs: A Timeless Symbol of Elegance and Cultural Significance" From the opulent halls of royalty to the silver screen, they have adorned the most iconic figures throughout history. Queen Elizabeth II, with jewels glittering in her hair and at her throat, exudes regal grace as she arrives in Sweden. Her majestic presence is enhanced by a luxurious fur coat fit for a queen. Marlene Dietrich captivates audiences in Josef von Sternberg's The Scarlet Empress (1934), draped in sumptuous furs that epitomize glamour and allure. The film showcases how they are transform an ordinary outfit into an extraordinary ensemble. In contrast, teenage girls joyfully embrace winter's chill, their rosy cheeks contrasting with their cozy fur-trimmed jackets as they build a snowman. Furs not only provide warmth but also add a touch of whimsy to everyday life. Venturing further north, First Nation warriors from Canada's Northwestern Territories proudly display their heritage through intricately crafted fur garments. For these indigenous communities, furs hold deep cultural significance and represent ancestral traditions passed down through generations. Across continents, even the Hadza hunter indulges in ancient rituals while smoking cannabis from a crude stone pipe wrapped in animal hide. Furs play an integral role not just as clothing but also as tools for survival and spiritual connection. The Inuit people masterfully navigate icy waters during seal hunting expeditions donning traditional sealskin attire. These skillful hunters showcase the harmonious relationship between humans and nature while relying on furs for sustenance and protection against harsh Arctic conditions. Turning back time to early 20th-century Europe reveals Patsy Cornwallis-West, mistress of King Edward VII; her black-and-white portrait captures both elegance and scandalous allure as she drapes herself provocatively with luxurious fur accessories that were all the rage among aristocrats at that time.