26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2036


Circa 1950-60s Full Length Evening Dresses, comprising a Fred Howard pink satin sleeveless dress with notched and gathered detail to the bust, full skirt,
a sleeveless grey silk dress woven with metallic flower heads, two tone cummerband to the waist,
a pale pink and coral damask rose printed dress, with cross over detail to the bodice,
silvered silk halter neck dress, woven with lime green flower heads overall,
brown metallic dress woven with silver and orange flower heads and leaves, gathered detail to the bodice,
Jean Allen London blue and black floral printed dress, with a blue taffeta train to the reverse and a full pleated skirt,

Sold for £250
Estimated at £150 - £250


Fred Howard dress - belt missing, 32" bust, 24" waist.
Grey silk dress - 30" bust, 27" waist.
Pink and coral rose dress - 29" bust, 26" waist.
Silvered halter neck dress - 32" bust, 24" waist.
Brown metallic dress - 30" bust, 26" waist.
Jean Allen dress - 34" bust, 27" waist.


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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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