26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

Lot 2038


Circa 1950s and Later Ladies Costume, comprising a Christian Dior London Modèle Original numbered '33395' pale pink silk sleeveless cocktail dress with black bead detailing to the waist, low v-detail to the reverse, corset lining, knee length skirt, has original Christian Dior tag attached to the lining, also labelled FM,
another bearing a label FM Made in Switzerland blue silk taffeta cocktail dress with spaghetti straps, beaded bodice and full knee length skirt,
another dress in brown boucle, sleeveless with bead and jewelled detail to the bodice (size 12),
Alan Pope wool patchwork full length a-line skirt (size 14),
and an AJ White London Grey Felt Top Hat, boxed with gents gloves,

Sold for £250
Estimated at £100 - £200


Christian Dior Dress - 34" bust, 26" waist, some discolouration the the armholes, spotting to the bodice and a larger circular stain, some staining to the back, some bead losses, one of the straps is rubbed.
FM blue cocktail dress - 32" bust and 25" waist, some staining/discolouration to the bodice and skirt and lining, some bead losses.
FM brown dress - rubbing and wear to the wool, some staining to the lining.
Alan Pope skirt - slight wear.


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Auction: Costume, Accessories & Textiles, 26th May, 2023

Highlights include quilts from Cumbria, a private collection of late 19th and early 20th century quilts from Great Britain, the United States and Canada, and a good selection of dolls. Amongst the luxury designer goods is a selection of Louis Vuitton luggage, a collection of 1990s designer outfits, a variety of 20th century costume, and modern perfumes.


Tuesday 23 May - Wednesday 24 May 10am-4pm, Thursday 25 May 10am-5pm and the morning of the sale from 8am

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