26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2011


Early 20th Century Wedding Dresses, comprising a white net mounted long sleeved dress with floral embroidered decoration, sweetheart neckline, net skirt with embroidered insertions, attached waistband with faux pearl fastening,
Lee Delman cream lace type mounted dress, with low scooped neck, visible net mounted bustier, long sleeves and full skirt,
white lace mounted long sleeved dress with buttons to the front and attached belt,
white net mounted dress embroidered with floral motifs and bows, scalloped neckline, long sleeves, full skirt,
cream damask floral woven long sleeved dress, with scooped neckline, long sleeves and full pleated skirt,
cream short sleeve dress with square neckline, gathered detail to the bust, full panelled skirt and silk under dress,

Not Sold


White net wedding dress with embroidery - 36" bust, 32" waist, numerous holes to the fine net mount on the skirt, couple of areas of discolouration and general wear.
Lee Delman dress - 30" bust, 26" waist, several holes overall, slight wear overall.
White button front dress - 30" bust, 26" waist, stitched repairs to the waistband, some discolouration to the collar, and some wear.
White dress with flowers and bows - 30" bust, 26" waist, slight wear.
Cream damask dress - 32" bust, 26" waist, brown mark to the centre of the bodice, slight rubbing and wear
Cream short sleeved dress - 32" bust, 26" waist, loose threads to the neckline, one arm seam open, slight discolouration undewr the arms, brown spot to the reverse, 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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