26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2003


Assorted Early 20th Century Costume and Textiles, comprising a peach satin sleeveless drop waist 'flapper' dress, with v-neck to the front and back, smocked panels to the side of the skirt hung with peach feathers,
'gold' coloured silk panel embroidered with flower heads in the same colour, printed cotton to the reverse 104cm square,
yellow silk and metallic embroidered panel of geometric and floral design 55cm by 100cm,
Indian cream wool shawl printed with paisley motifs 145cm by 158cm,

Sold for £80
Estimated at £100 - £200


Flapper dress - some staining and discolouration overall, especially under the arms, several areas satin is rubbed and stitched repairs to the reverse.
Embroidered square - couple of small holes, couple of stitched repairs, bleach? spots and loose threads, feathers worn.
Yellow metallic embroidery - tarnishing, fading and several areas where the threads have rubbed.
Indian shawl - some discolouration to the cream centre, and several small holes and 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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