26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2035


Circa 1950-60s Evening and Cocktail Dresses comprising a brown and red metallic brocade strappy dress with pleated waistline and a matching bolero style jacket,
Kings of Glasgow brown and gold brocade shift dress with bustle detail and brown velvet trim,
Norman Young of London red and gold metallic sleeveless dress with scooped neck, matching bolero jacket with three quarter sleeves, piped with red silk and matching cummerband,
pale blue and green full length quilted sleeveless evening dress with v-neckline,
blue floral silk full length strapless dress with silvered panel to the bust appliquéd with two buttons,
blue wool short sleeve shift dress woven with large gilt flower heads overall and silk tie to the front,
yellow and orange metallic floral short sleeve shift dress with square neckline, attached detail to the waist,
RW Forsyth Glasgow blue silk short sleeve bolero jacket woven with silvered and gold threads in 'whorl' design,
pale green silk sleeveless evening dress with scooped neckline and v-shape to the back, adorned with beads, pale green sequin flower heads overall,
lime green chiffon ruched/pleated chiffon mounted capped sleeve cocktail dress with silver bead and sequin decoration to the bodice,
similar pink silk chiffon mounted dress with shoulder straps, hung with pink bead drop details to the bust,
pink and gold woven sleeveless dress with collar and empire style waist,

Sold for £190
Estimated at £150 - £250


Brown and red metallic two piece - 38" bust, 32" waist, straps repaired, numerous loose threads, slight rubbing under the arms, missing a button to the jacket.Kings of Glasgow brown and gold dress - 34" bust, waist 28", some wear to the armholes and some loose threads.
Norman Young two piece - slight wear and some loose threads, 40" bust, 32" waist, slight wear under the arms.
Pale blue dress - 36" bust, 32" waist - some loose threads and slight wear.
Blue and silver dress - 34" bust, 32" waist, some loose threads, staining and wear to the lining.
Blue wool and gold rose dress - 32" bust, 26" waist, fading to the blue wool and some rubbing, slight wear overall.
Yellow and orange metallic dress - 44" bust, 36/38" waist, slight wear overall.
RW Forsyth jacket - 44" bust, slight wear
Pale green silk bead dress - 34" bust, 30" waist, bead and sequin loss, slight discolouration to the bodice and more to the hem area.
Lime green chiffon mounted dress - some bead and sequin losses, 34" bust, 28" waist.
Pink silk chiffon mounted dress - 32" bust by 26" waist, slight discolouration under the arms and beaded tab to the waist needs a couple of stitches.
Pink and gold dress - 34" bust and 30" waist, slight wear.


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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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