26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2030


Assorted Circa 1950s and Later Ladies Costume, comprising a Silhouette de Luxe retailed by Rhodes & Read Leeds blue wool jacket with mink collar,
Florence Wood Gowns Leeds green cocktail dress and another in blue jersey with pleated bodice,
Wertheim London brown and cream silk short sleeve dress with wrap style bodice and belt, another in brown velvet with paisley style long skirt and sleeves with attached belt,
blue crepe dress with wrap style bodice,
brown taffeta style sleeveless dress with panelled bodice lined in peach,
John Selby London pink and purple brocade cocktail dress with bow details,
Susan Small Model black sleeveless dress in chiffon mounted with lace appliqués overall,
blue silk chiffon mounted strapless halter neck evening dress with bead and sequinned bodice,
pale blue cotton halter neck dress and matching bolero printed with tiny black dancing figures,
pale peach silk long sleeve shirt with ruffle trim,

Sold for £220
Estimated at £100 - £200


Silhouette de Luxe jacket - 40" bust, slight wear.
Florence Wood green dress - 36" bust, 29" waist, slight wear.
Florence Wood blue dress - stain to the front of the dress and under the arms, 36" bust, 28" waist
Wertheim London dress - 40" bust, 28" waist, mark to the back of one shoulder and slight wear
Wertheim London brown dress - slight rubbing to the velvet, 34" bust, 28" waist
Blue crepe dress - 36" bust, 30" waist, some wear and fading to the skirt front and back.
Brown dress - 36 32, slight staining under the arms,
Purple brocade dress - 36" bust, 30" waist, slight wear.
Susan Small dress - 36" bust, 30" waist, some fading and wear overall.
Blue chiffon halter neck dress - 33" bust, 28" waist, small spot mark to the bodice and slight wear.

pale blue printed cotton dress and bolero - 34" bust and 28" waist, slight wear.
Pale peach silk shirt - 40" bust, slight wear/small holes to the darts at the bottom of the shirt on the front and back.


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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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