26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2031


Assorted Circa 1950s and Later Printed Cotton Dresses, comprising a Dorothy Jane Frocks green and cream printed capped sleeve dress with green mounted collar, side pockets and gathered detail and buttons to the bodice,
Ruth Reid 5th Avenue yellow sleeveless cotton lawn dress with belt, white contrast collar and embroidery,
red linen type housecoat or shirt dress printed with white tulips, long sleeves, collar, two patch pockets,
floral printed housecoat or shirt dress with long sleeves and collar, smocked and elasticated to the waist, one patch pocket,
a linen short sleeve shirt dress printed with red berries and leaves, with collar, single patch pocket,
a similar style dress printed with stripes of blue rural landscapes and red stripes, buttons to the bodice,
blue linen type dress printed with white daisy heads, short sleeves, panelled bust and skirt, side pockets,
a blue striped sleeveless sun dress with scooped neckline and elasticated waist,
a Liberty style floral printed dress with short sleeves, v-neck and wide collar,
a green linen type duster coat, with three quarter length sleeves, single button fastening at the neck and two large patch pockets,

Sold for £220
Estimated at £150 - £250


Dororthy Jane Frocks dress - 38" bust, v slight discolouration overall, couple of tiny rust spots to the reverse, belt missing.
Ruth Reid yellow dress - slight wear, 36" bust, 32" waist, two of the buttons are broken
Red printed housecoat - slight fading, 36" bust, 32" waist, slight wear, couple of small marks - see images.
Floral house coat - slight wear overall, 36" bust.
Berry and leaves dress - 42" bust, 36" waist, belt missing, seam open under one arm
Red and blue striped dress - 34" bust, 26/28" waist, belt missing and slight fading.
Blue and white floral dress - 38" bust, 32" waist, couple of small areas of repairs under the arms, waist, slight wear overall.
Blue striped dress - 40" bust and elasticated waist, slight wear.
Liberty style print - 38" bust, 34" waist, slight wear.
Duster coat - 42" bust, some slight fading to the collar, shoulders and sleeves.


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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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