26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2021


Circa 1920s Ladies Costume comprising a pale pink printed sleeveless cotton day dress,
a cream linen drop waist day dress with green cotton collar, embroidered flower heads, matching mount to the drop waist,
a cream and brown striped silk dress with buttons to the front, short sleeves and pleated skirt,
a cream silk sleeveless drop waist dress, with zig zag printed bodice, v-neckline and pleats to each side of the skirt,
a blue printed long sleeeved drop waist dress with fabric ties to the neck, attached belt,
Tricoline striped cotton long sleeve jacket with patched pocket detail, two button fastening,
a green striped silk long sleeved shirt with neck tie,
orange long sleeve shirt with collar and wavy chequed design,

Sold for £280
Estimated at £200 - £300


Pink cotton dress - 36" bust, 32" waist, couple of areas of discolouration to the front and back.
Cream linen drop waist dress - 36" bust, later green velvet insertions added to the skirt, some discolouration to the drop waist area and embroidery, slight wear over all.
Cream silk striped dress - 36" bust, some discolouration and wear overall.
Zig zag mounted silk dress - slight discolouration, belt missing, 36" bust, some tears to either side of the pleated areas in a couple of places.
Blue dress - some discolouration, especially to the collar and some marks to the skirt front and back, 38" bust.
Orange striped jacket - some purple marks to the back of one sleeve, 40" bust, 1 button missing.
Green striped shirt - 38" bust, small hole to the back of the sleeve.
Orange shirt - 34" 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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