26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2027


Circa 1930s and Later Ladies Costume comprising a black silk long sleeve dress, black silk covered buttons, printed overall in pink, green and purple stylised flower heads,
short sleeved day dress printed with large flower heads on a blue ground, scalloped waist and neckline,
another with plum coloured mounts to the collar and cuffs, a-line skirt,
Elgora black wool fitted coat with long sleeves, deco style clasp to the waist,
black silk crepe evening coat with long sleeves, collar with black crepe plaited trim, and crepe belt,
another with a v-neckline, single button fastening and long sleeves,

Sold for £280
Estimated at £150 - £250


Black silk dress - 38" bust, hole to the seam under the right arm, slight discolouration and wear.
Short sleeved dress - 38" bust, belt missing, slight fading and wear overall.
Plum dress - some fading, loose stitching to the waist band, 34" bust, belt missing.
Elgora coat - 34" bust, 30" waist some rubbing and wear to the wool.
Black crepe coat - holes to belt, few loose threads under one arm, 28" bust, slight wear and worn in areas.
v-neck coat - 33" bust, slight wear and fading.


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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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