26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2033


Assorted Circa 1960s and Later Day Wear and Ladies Costume Separates, comprising seven printed cotton dresses bearing the labels, Brigitte, Modern Mother (maternity dress), Marion Donaldson,
khaki cotton two piece comprising button through a-line skirt and matching short sleeve shirt (size 10),
five printed and woven cotton tops including Chelsea Girl, Peter Kirkland, Dorothy Perkins and Maxlims Maternities,
two Chinese reversible brocade jackets, and a similar cream shirt with floral embroidery,
five white and cream short and long sleeved shirts and blouses including the labels Elsie Whiteley and Rena Rowan for Saville,

Sold for £380
Estimated at £100 - £200


Chinese silver/black jacket - some rubbing and wear mainly to the silver side.
Chinese turquoise/gold jacket - stitched repair near one arm and slight wear.
Elsie Whiteley shirt of white lace - missing a button and mark inside the waist of the shirt.
Lily cream embroidered shirt - slight rubbing and mark to the shoulder.
Cream silk shirt with neck ties - two tiny brown spots and 'grease' mark.
Yellow and black sleeveless top - ok.
Cream lace short sleeved top - couple of loose threads near the waist.
White lace shell top sleeveless - ok.
White crochet Chinese long sleeve top - stitched repairs/holes under each arm and to the shoulder.
Purple striped shirt - some fading and wear.
Maternity tunic - ok.
Dorothy Perkins paisley shirt - ok.
Blue and white striped sleeveless top - slight wear.
Marion Donaldson dress - ok.
Brigittte pale blue dress - stitched repairs to each shoulder, slight fading and wear, belt missing.
Modern Mother striped dress - unworn.
Halter neck dress - thread pulls and rubbing, slightly discoloured.
Biba - slight fading, tiny pink spot to front near press stud and a mark to the back of the skirt.
three dresses - ok.


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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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