26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2010


Early 20th Century Nightdresses and Undergarments in silk and other fabrics, comprising nine assorted silk night dresses, Queen of the Night 'The Pre-Eminent Slumber Wear' pink floral short sleeve nightdress,
four pale blue sleeveless and short sleeve silk night gowns with lace trims and embroidery,
cream silk night dress with short sleeves, v-neck line appliquéd with flowers,
Elizabeth Hayes London pale peach silk night dress, and two other examples,
nine assorted chemises, slips, bed jacket in yellow, pale pink, blue, white, silk and other fabrics, some with embroidered and other detailing,

Sold for £650
Estimated at £150 - £250


Green silk night dress - sleeveless with lace trim 38" bust, 38" waist, slight wear.
Pale blue sleeveless with purple trims - 36" bust, 34" waist, slight wear.
Pale blue with ribbon embroidery - slight wear to the bodice, 32" bust, 34" waist, slight wear.
Pale blue short sleeve night dress - 42" bust, 38" waist, couple of small brown spots waist ties restitched.
Pale blue short sleeve with collar - 42" bust, 38" waist, couple of small brown spots.
Cream v-neck night dress - 52" bust 48" waist couple of thread pulls and slight wear
Queen of the Night floral night dress - 40" bust, 40"waist, slight discolouration to the back of the neck.
Sleeveless floral dress - 48" bust, 44" waist, some discolouration to the bust, slight wear.
Elizabeth Hayes peach embroidered dress - 36" bust, 34" waist, some discolouration to the bodice front and back.
Pink woven chemise - 34" bust, 32" waist, slight wear overall.
Yellow chemise - 36" bust, 32" waist, slight wear.
Pale pink slip dress - 36" bust, 34" waist, wear to the hem and shows general wear overall.
Another pale pink slip - 28" bust, 24" waist, slight wear.
Pale blue silk slip - 36" bust, 34" waist, slight wear.
Cream satin slip - 32" bust, 28" waist, couple of light stains overall.
Cream silk slip with floral embroidary - 48" bust, 42" waist, loose stitched to the waistline several small brown spots towarss the hem and strap split.
Cream silk sleeveless chemise with v-neck line - belt missing 40" bust, slight wear.
Pink silk bed jacket with single patch pocket - 42" bust, 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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