26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2013


Assorted Early 20th Century Nightdresses and Slips, comprising six peach silk night dresses and slips, some with lace trims, embroidery and floral printed examples, including the label Shirly,
six blue and green night dresses and slips, some printed with floral details in silk and jersey,
four pale pink nightdresses and slips,

Sold for £480
Estimated at £150 - £250


Pale peach silk lace trim - 34" bust, slight wear.
Shirly sleeveless night dress - 46" bust, 42" waist, slight wear.
Floral smocked night dress - 32" bust, 26" waist, small hole just below waist, slight wear.
Peach lace trimmed night dress with floral embroidary - 40" bust, slight wear.
Pale peach satin slip with embroidery - 36" bust, slight wear.
Sleeveless slip lace trim - 36" bust 32", waist couple of tiny spot marks and lace rubbed
Pale peach sleeveless night dress - 36" bust 34", waist slight wear.
Green floral night dress with v-neck line - 40" bust, small hole to the front and slight wear overall
Blue silk chiffon night dress with lace bodice - 30" bust, 30" waist, slight wear.
Blue floral night dress with spaghetti straps, later elastic added to the bust area, 32" bust, 34" waist, hole close to the hem at the front and some wear.
Pale blue short sleeve night dress with yellow floral embroidery - 46" bust, slight wear.
Two pale blue slips - 30&34" bust, both show some wear.
Pale pink satin night dress with lace trimmed v neck - 46" bust slight wear
Another in silk - 34" bust, slight wear
Cherry Blossom satin type sleeveless nigth dress with zig zag trim - 34" bust, 28" waist
Pink satin sleeveless slip with lace mount - 38" bust, staining under one arm and 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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