26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2023


Early 20th Century Ladies Costume, comprising a black silk drop waist dress with v-neckline, long sleeves with detail to the cuffs,
black silk taffeta dress with multi pleated detail to the waist, three quarter length sleeves, v-shaped neckline with embroidered and beaded decoration,
black silk crepe dress with collar, buttons to the waist, multi-pleated detailing to the bodice and skirt,
CC41 black short sleeeve dress, self woven with spots, black and white dog tooth small checks to the collar, covered buttons and pocket fronts,
black crepe sleeveless dress with vertical smocking, a-line skirt has two black and white gingham frills attached, gingham also lines the sleeve holes,
black silk taffeta double breasted coat with a black and white dog tooth check mount to the shawl collar and cuffs,
black glazed cotton underskirt with a tiered hem of black and white stripes,
black and white striped cotton long sleeved shirt with buttons to the front,

Sold for £160
Estimated at £150 - £250


Black drop waist dress - 42" bust, couple of loose stitches below one arm hole and slight wear.
Silk taffeta dress - 36" bust, both sleeve holes have got stitches missing some fading, belt missing, seam to the reverse is open.
Silk crepe dress - 38" bust, very small hole to the bodice, some discolouration to one shoulder and slight wear.
CC41 dress - 34" bust, splits under and around the right arm, covered buttons discoloured, rubbing and wear overall.
Crepe dress - 34" bust, some slight wear overall, and some discolouration to the frills.
Black coat - 30" bust, some staining to the collar and covered buttons, left hand seam needs stictching, slight rubbing and wear.
Cotton skirt - waist 33", slight wear and discolouration overall.
Shirt - bust 38", slight discolouration and wear overall.


We are happy to provide Condition Reports to prospective buyers, but would welcome your request as soon as possible, preferably at least 48 hours before the Day of Sale. We cannot guarantee a reply to any requests made within 48 hours of the start of the auction. The absence of a Condition Report from a lot does not mean that the lot is in perfect condition. A Condition Report is an honest expression of our opinion, not a statement of fact and is provided as a service to the seller. All lots are available on public view ahead of an auction and we encourage prospective buyers to inspect an item in person where possible. Our Condition Reports are not prepared by professional conservators, restorers, or engineers, and are prepared with the naked eye unless otherwise stated.

Regarding Pictures, Prints and Works on Paper, works are not examined out of the frame, unless specifically stated. Tennants Auctioneers do not cover damage to gilded wood or plaster picture frames, or to picture frame glass whilst the item is in our possession.

We accept no liability for the opinions expressed in any Condition Report.

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

View all lots in this sale

Sell one like this

If you've got a similar item to sell, complete the valuation form below and one of our experts will get in touch. 



Upload images

Drag and drop .jpg images here to upload, or click here to select images.