The inspiration portrait is taken from the book, Costume Close-Up by Linda Baumgarden of a French print.
Addendum added 16 May 2016 - The New and Complete Dictionary of the English Language ...: To which is Prefixed, a Comprehensive Grammar, Volume 1, by John Ash dated 1775
“Equipage (from equip) - furniture for an horseman; a carriage for state’ attendance; retinue; accoutrements.”
“Equip (from the French equipper) – to furnish, to fit out, to dress, to accouter.”
“Equipment (from equip) – the act of equipping; accoutrement; equipage.”