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        # 11780 – c. Années 1920
RARE parisien
R.
CHIGOT Flapper "Cheveux"
Soirée Cloche ou Perruque!
De toutes les choses que je vends, je
pense flapper des années 1920
Les coiffes sont mes préférées.
J'ai encore quelques
diadèmes en strass qui sont
dans ma collection privée,
et je suis sur le point d'ajouter
ceci à ma propre collection comme
alors réfléchissez vite. 🙂
Ces cloches à cheveux
sont assez rares … surtout
celui-ci signé "R. Chigot"
complète avec l'original
doublure en soie et un petit
pièce du prix d'origine
étiquette attachée. Il y a
je ne peux rien trouver à dire
moi qui était R. Chigot, mais
il y a encore quelques-uns de ses
pièces signées trouvées quand
googler. Il doit avoir
été le roi de ceux-ci
cloches à la mode!
Ces cloches ont été créées
soit avec différentes couleurs
fils de lingots ou pour un
look plus naturel …
avec blonde platine
fils de raphia doux.
Partie du milieu avec belle
coiffure tressée torsadée
décoré de fleurs en soie,
tiges, feuilles. Cette
pièce est en EXCELLENT
CONDITION avec seulement quelques
fils mineurs hors de propos,
et juste quelques larmes mineures
à la doublure en soie (une doublure
c'est si rare de trouver dans
place du tout!). UN DES
LE MEILLEUR!!

Aussi énumérés dans le
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2 250 $.

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            # 534 –
            
        
c. 1930's Black All Lace
Robe!

            
État non parfait (dû
à une petite pause dans le
filet partout) mais toujours
dans un état remarquable pour
toute robe de dentelle d'environ 80 ans
vieux. Porter sur le noir
sous-vêtement et vous ne serez jamais
savoir. Aimer le très
dos bas et drapé de dentelle
"manches" par-dessus sans manches
robe. Vient avec le
ceinture à nouer originale à nouer
avec l'arc à l'arrière.
Grande forme de jupe qui
s'épanouit à la verticale
dentelle à la cuisse au
bas. Les mesures:
jusqu'à 32/33 "buste, jusqu'à 24"
taille, hanches jusqu'à 34 ", 58"
long de l'épaule à l'ourlet.

285 $.

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            # 2833 –
            
        
c. 1910 Noir Tout Soutache
Soie
Veste de marche!
        
            
        TAILLE PLUS GRANDE!

            
Avez-vous un
jupe de marche noire du
Époque 1910? Si oui, vous
sera heureux d'ajouter ceci
veste à cette jupe et
créer une belle marche
costume. C'est un de ceux
morceaux que j'ai eu dans ma
placard personnel depuis des années !!
J'ai un penchant pour
soutache. D'accord appelle
c'est une obsession. Et
vous ne pouvez pas obtenir beaucoup plus que
sur cette veste … c'est
partout! Et le meilleur
les nouvelles sont-elles dans EXCELLENT
état et dans un très
TAILLE PORTABLE! Les mesures:
jusqu'à 40 "buste, jusqu'à 38"
taille, hanches jusqu'à 45 ",
32 "de long d'épaule à
ourlet … et pourtant toujours aussi beau
sur moi à 35/28/39.
Cependant, je suis 5'2 "et le
les manches sont trop longues pour moi,
donc je suggère une fille plus grande
est mieux … ou si vous êtes
bref, vous pouvez simplement prendre
les manches juste au-dessus du
manchette … juste ne coupe pas ça!
Il suffit de créer un pli. Se ferme
sont devant avec un seul
crochet / oeil. Petit décoratif
fentes sur les côtés.
Soutache sur un gros filet
sur de la soie noire.

485 $.

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            # 6775 –
        
            
        c. Soie bleu profond des années 1930
Velvet Bias Dress avec
Ceinture en strass!

Si vous n'avez jamais ressenti les années 1930
velours de soie, il te manque
quelque chose qui se sent presque
aussi doux que le chinchilla.
Aussi, si vous n'avez pas vu
Velours de soie des années 1930, vous
être surpris par le lustre que vous
obtiendra de la lumière
le frapper … en tournant un proche
argent. Tout simplement fabuleux
matériau en excellent
condition … si un
l'épaule semble être
légèrement usé .. dans certain
lumières … voir les dernières photos de
les épaules.
Sinon, cette robe seulement
a besoin d'un peu de couture.
Une couture dans la manche
fais-le mais je n'ai pas de
machine à coudre), et un
la boucle du fil doit être fixée
une manche (4 boutons sur
chaque manche). Col en V
Côté s'enclenche. GÉNIAL
manches! Biais tout coudre
sur la robe. Veau ou
cheville longueur (super certains
super chaussures!).
Difficile à mesurer car
biais conviendra à une grande variété
des corps. Mais regarde
super sur le mannequin à
35/25/36 … mais je le pense
s'adaptera jusqu'à 38 * 'buste, jusqu'à
jusqu'à 32 "taille, jusqu'à 40"
les hanches. 52 "longtemps sur elle,
mais va devenir un peu plus court
si vous êtes plus gros … que
quelle partialité fait.
NOTE: le strass
la boucle est seulement épinglée sur
la ceinture parce que vous êtes
va vouloir le dimensionner pour l'adapter
toi.

345 $.

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# 7718 – c. Années 1920
Diadème de strass de coiffe de battant!

Je passe tout mon temps libre à chercher le meilleur clapet original
coiffes! (OK, j’exagère peut-être … j’ai encore un
la vie … mais je suis toujours à la recherche de ceux-ci!) Si j'avais un
collection, il serait de 20 têtes. Et pour être honnête, je
avoir un ou deux que je possède depuis si longtemps, qu'ils sont devenus
mes "enfants", si difficiles à vendre ceux-ci. Un jour. Peut-être.
En attendant, j'ai eu la chance de les trouver. Toujours fabriqué à partir de
un métal de base, certains sont argentés, d'autres en métal doré. le
les strass sont tous à griffes et coupés à la mine (centres hauts) et ils
sont toujours blanc brillant et brillant. Celui-ci est un "diadème" complet et le
le métal se pliera légèrement et doucement pour épouser la forme de votre tête.
Je serais heureux de garder celui-ci dans ma collection si vous ne voulez pas
il!!!! 🙂

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1 895 $.

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# 7719 – c. Années 1920
Flapper Headpiece Strass sur le métal doré!

Je passe tout mon temps libre à chercher le meilleur clapet original
coiffes! (OK, j’exagère peut-être … j’ai encore un
la vie … mais je suis toujours à la recherche de ceux-ci!) Si j'avais un
collection, il serait de 20 têtes. Et pour être honnête, je
avoir un ou deux que je possède depuis si longtemps, qu'ils sont devenus
mes "enfants", si difficiles à vendre ceux-ci. Un jour. Peut-être.
En attendant, j'ai eu la chance de les trouver. Toujours fabriqué à partir de
un métal de base, certains sont argentés, certains en métal doré … ceci
l'un est ton doré. Les strass sont tous à griffes et à moi
coupés (centres hauts) et ils sont toujours d'un blanc éclatant et brillant (donc
surprenant!!). C’est l’un de ces vrais bandeaux qui ont
un élastique à l'arrière qui tient sur la tête. Était probable
porté caché sous les cheveux alors tout ce que vous voyez est le devant. UNE
beauté. Il y a tellement de bandeaux qui ne le sont pas
réel. Ils sont fabriqués à partir d'appliques de vêtements perlés d'une vingtaine d'années.
Si vous collectez des coiffes, vous saurez la différence. Le meilleur
les headpieces de Flapper continuent à monter en valeur. Tout le monde semble
les vouloir … y compris moi !!
Aussi
énumérés dans la section Chapeaux.

945 $.

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            # 11670 –
        
            
        c. Crêpe pure noire des années 1920
Overdress perlé en mousseline de soie!

Donc, sauf si vous êtes un
exhibitionniste, vous voudrez
porter une sous-robe!
La beauté de ça, c'est que
tu peux faire cette robe
avoir l'air totalement différent
en fonction de quelle couleur vous
porter sous. Nu sous
ressemblera beaucoup
cela, mais blanc sous volonté
"pop", rouge sous va chercher
comme la robe de Rose
Titanic, etc. Le
perles noires sur cette
overdress donne l'apparence de
un collier de 20 ans pendant
le front … un léger signe de tête
le design égyptien donc
populaire dans les années 1920 (en partie
en raison de la découverte de
La tombe du roi Tut en 1922).
Mesures: jusqu'à 42 "
buste, taille jusqu'à 42 ", jusqu'à
45 "hanches, 47" long de
épaule à ourlet., mais ceux-ci
sont destinés à être porté grand,
donc va bien sur
petites filles aussi.
1/2 longueur manches larges.
Fondamentalement très bon
condition avec juste minuscule
trous (voir photos) que vous
ne verra pas vraiment à moins que
vêtu de blanc sous. Porter
avec ou sans l'attaché
ceinture de ceinture originale (seulement
tenue par quelques points de suture).

NOUVELLE LISTE!

285 $.

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4-10

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            # 11480 –
            
        
        c. 1910 pelouse édouardienne blanche
Robe avec Cutwork et
Broderie!

        
            
            
        Quand
J'ai d'abord commencé à collectionner
antique et vintage
vêtements, j'ai commencé avec
robes blanches édouardiennes.
Je suis passé à la soie et au crêpe
Robe édouardienne et je encore
avoir un placard plein de mes
"premiers bébés".
Je les ai eu la plupart de mes
la vie et juste les aimer.
Donc, je suppose qu'il y a d'autres
jeunes filles ou jeunes femmes
là-bas qui veulent obtenir
commencé comme je l'ai fait. Si
alors … voici un joli morceau
pour vous. Bateau
encolure, 1/2 manches,
bandes horizontales ouvertes
cutwork et broderie, minuscule
dentelle à la taille (bien que je
recouvrirait de couleur
écharpe – parce que j'adore
ce regard), ajusté à travers
cuisse et ensuite réunis
abaisser la jupe avec le même
cutwork, broderie, dentelle
et plissage horizontal.
Petits boutons au crochet
retour. Les mesures:
jusqu'à 34 "buste, jusqu'à 24"
taille, 54 "long de
l'épaule à l'ourlet
Idéal pour une pièce d'affichage dans
votre chambre (oui, je l'habitude de
accrochez ces pièces à un
cintre rembourré, puis utiliser
une simple punaise dans ma
murs à afficher!).
Ce morceau a assez mince
tissu de coton, de sorte que vous pouvez
porter comme il est actuellement
Excellent état, mais
porter avec soin.

185 $.

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            # 11751 –
        
            
        c. 1900 noir et blanc cassé
Corsage en coton tissé épais
et jupe!

C'était une robe simple
porté par une femme pratique.
Pas de fioritures. Fort
en tissu. Légèrement désossé
corsage, donc probable
confortable. Large
assez de manches pour être porté
(même s'ils ont l'air
mince). C'est un petit
taille corsage, cependant, il
sont des plis dans le corsage,
alors …. si vous êtes un grand
couturière, vous pourriez
probablement comprendre comment
augmenter la taille de cette
pièce. C'est un lourd
coton. Mesures: 32 "
buste, mais minuscule 10 "à travers
dos, jupe taille 26-29 ",
Jupe longue de 40 "(avec 4"
ourlet). Une couture à coudre
au haut de la manche (facile,
mais je n'ai pas de couture
machine). Vous voudrez
être court pour mieux
ajustement du corsage. OU
ajouter du velours noir ou
quelque chose au bas du corsage
pour allonger.
GRAND costume de scène!

Moins de 150 $ donc vente finale
ARTICLE.

145 $.

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            # 11714 –
        
            
        c. Années 1930

            
        ANNA LAWLESS Ltd., 136
Newbury Street, Boston,
Masse.

        Manteau en velours de soie rubis!
Impressionnant
Couleur! Alors j'ai trouvé des
références à Anna Lawless
Ltd, qui existait
à partir de 1915-1937 au moins
(référence trouvée à cette
magasiner dans les journaux locaux de
L'ère). Et si tu
connaissez Boston, vous saurez
que Newbury Street est encore
le commerce de détail le plus en vogue
rue à Boston. Et
devinez quoi 136 Newbury
La rue c'est maintenant ?? le
École de design de mode !!
Je dois me demander s'il y a
une connexion là-bas. Mais je
n'a pas le temps de pleinement
recherche donc ….
Quoi qu'il en soit …. ici était un
slim-équipé des années 1930 magnifique
manteau de velours de soie couleur rubis
à manches longues. J'aurais
J'adore dire que c'est parfait
état, mais le velours
a un peu écrasant vu sous
certaines lumières dans divers
zones. Vous pouvez voir un
échantillon sur une manche
(voir photos). Doublure
seulement: très léger
décoloration et mineur
couture nécessaire. Il y aura
plus de photos à venir, mais cela
est un aperçu! Aussi
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section.

195 $.

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            # 11479 –
        
            
        c. Stiff Ivoire mi-1800
Bonnet en dentelle à pois avec
Garniture de ruban de satin!
Tel
un joli petit morceau.
Pourrait être 1840- 1860 … pas
bien sûr exactement. habituellement
ces bonnets de dentelle sont floppy
dentelle … mais celui-ci est
câblé de sorte qu'il tiendra un
forme … même si ça
doit être remodelé comme vous
peut voir des photos.
Ruban de soie ivoire assorti
réduire. très bien
état. Pourrait avoir
avait à l'origine plus de satin
ruban sous la dentelle … vous
voir c'est là aux extrémités.
Facilement remplacé si vous
vouloir!!

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85 $.

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            # 2689 –
        
            
        c. 1911/1912 Noir
Robe en satin et dentelle ivoire
avec Silk Train et Tiny
Garniture en strass!
Bien…
celui-ci est différent!
Satin de soie noire (bon
poids) robe avec
filet en ivoire "jupon"
à environ la longueur du genou, avec un
différents noirs brodés
dentelle nette sur cela à environ
longueur de la cheville. Ces lacets
continuer dans le corsage,
avec une dentelle dorée
autour du buste. Haute
cou, manches longues avec
garniture en strass aux poignets et
autour du décolleté "v".
Les manches sont doublées de dentelle
poignets en dentelle à volants. je
pourrait enlever les manches.
Je préfère juste ce look …
mais vous pourriez penser que je suis
des noisettes! Satin noir attaché
ceinture. A aussi une belle
longue "ceinture" en satin suspendue à
le coté noir
passementerie.
Mesures: environ 32/33 "
buste, environ 25/26 "taille,
56 "de long d'épaule à
ourlet, 66 "long dans le dos
(train). Excellent
condition extérieure .. je seulement
trouvé un petit professionnel
réparation de dentelle noire en
jupe. L'intérieur
n'est pas si mal, mais au
partie supérieure de la
la doublure intérieure est déchirée (voir
Photos).

385 $.

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            # 4697 –
        
            
        c. fin des années 1920 / début des années 1930
Robe de velours noir la plus douce
avec dentelle Chantilly attachée
"Capelet"!
            

        OMG…
Je souhaite donc que vous puissiez tous sentir
ce velours !!! Il
se sent plus comme Chinchilla
que le velours! C'est le
velours le plus doux que j'ai jamais
senti (et j'ai beaucoup touché
d'antiquité et vintage
velours!).
Mesures: jusqu'à 35 "
buste, taille jusqu'à 34 ", jusqu'à
37 "hanches, 52" long de
l'épaule à l'ourlet.
Je porterais probablement avec un
boucle de ceinture en strass …
mais j'aime ceindre
tout. Très
bon état mais pas
parfait. Tu auras besoin de
juste un peu de couture sous
la dentelle de Chantilly (voir
photos) … mais ce n'est pas
trop problématique. le
extérieur 2 couches de
Chantilly Lace est en super
état!! Le seul réel
question du tout avec la robe
est une petite perte de velours
à la base (voir
photo) … maudite femme doit
l'ont déchiré avec elle
talon. Vous pourriez l'ourler
up mais c'est déjà assez
bref, alors … je pourrais
envisager d'ajouter Chantilly
bordure en dentelle à la base, ou
ruban de satin ou de velours qui
allongerait la robe …
tout ce que vous voudriez.
Mais peu importe … vous voulez
probablement juste envie de
se blottir avec ce velours …
alors en faire un
chemise de nuit!!! Enfer
ne jamais partir!!! 😉

345 $.

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4/6 (petites hanches et 5'4 "
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            # 7894 –
        
            
        c. Années 1920 noir magnifique
Manteau de velours de soie peint
avec de l'or!
            

        À
premier regard, vous allez
crois que c'est un noir
manteau de velours brodé avec
boiteux d'or, mais au plus près
inspection, vous verrez
que c'est en fait un
Velours peint en or des années 1920
manteau! Design fantastique
partout devant et derrière !!
Le manteau est venu sans le
col en fourrure de renard noir, mais
Je le vends avec le manteau
comme il le réclame
possibilité de le porter soit
façon!!!! Les manches
sont merveilleusement large cloche
forme. Il n'y a pas
fermeture sur le devant, mais
vous pourriez certainement tout simplement
ajouter un bouton et une boucle à
la taille et un en haut.
Excellent état intérieur
et dehors. Était-ce
regarni ??? C'est juste
si parfait, vous devez
se demander, mais si oui, c'est
parfaitement fait avec le
bon tissu. IMPRESSIONNANT
manteau! Les mesures:
jusqu'à 48 "buste (afin d'envelopper comme
vous souhaitez), 46 "long de
l'épaule à l'ourlet. Aussi
énumérés dans les fourrures, etc.
section.

1 650 dollars.

Environ. – TAILLE

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            # 11686 –
        
            
        c. Années 1910
            
            
        John Wanamaker,
Philadelphie, New York,
Paris, Londres
        

Crêpe Ivoire Transparente
"Suffragette" ou "WWI"
Chemisier!

John Wanamaker était l'un des
le premier département
magasins. Cette blouse si de
le milieu des années 1910, habituellement porté
avec une simple jupe ou costume.
Souvent, ces chemisiers sont
coton blanc plutôt que comme
pure comme ce chemisier en crêpe.
Lacy trim. La blouse
n'est pas parfait … il y a
petites taches de vieillesse ici et
là et quelques minuscules mineures
trous (voir photo) près de
épaule et supérieure
manche. Toujours très
portable … surtout
idéal pour votre costume WWI.
Vous aurez besoin de porter avec un
camisole sous. Les mesures:
jusqu'à 38 "buste, jusqu'à 31"
taille.

Moins de 150 $ donc vente finale
ARTICLE.

85 $.

Environ. – TAILLE

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#
11703 – c. Charbon de bois des années 1960
Boxy Chinchilla Doublé Gris
Bolero Jacket!

Ah chinchilla. Si doux! Cette
la veste est intéressante comme
le matériau semble être un tissé
lin plutôt qu'une laine.
Bien que pourrait être un mélange de
une sorte. Difficile de
dire. En tout cas, ce n'est pas
poids lourd. pourtant
la veste entière (sauf
pour les manches) est doublé
chinchilla. J'aurais
envisager de ne rien porter
juste pour sentir le
la fourrure sur votre peau. 🙂
Vous pouvez porter la veste
soit fermé
avec une fermeture à bouton) ou
ouvert (créant un peu de
forme de balançoire). 3/4
manches longues. 21 "
long de l'épaule à l'ourlet,
18 "dans le dos (bien
il n'y a pas de coutures aux épaules
mesurer à coup sûr),
Peut-être jusqu'à 38 "buste.
Ça me va bien à 35 "
buste. Excellent
condition que le
chinchilla pourrait utiliser un
nettoyage / vitrage de votre
fourreur comme il y a un peu de
une odeur (j'ai un sensible
nez!). Pour
ceux d'entre vous qui sont très
Très tendance, vous
POURRAIT porter cette sous-vêtements.
Mais vous auriez des regards. 🙂 Aussi
énumérés dans les fourrures, etc.
section.

$
545.

Environ. – Petite taille
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            # 7008 –
        
            
        c. 1922 Incroyable
Soirée à la médaille d'or / bronze
Robe!
            

        OMG..
c'est trop fabuleux!
Rien n'est meilleur que boiteux!
Et rien n'est meilleur
qu'un boiteux formé en 1920
robe! Comme vous le verrez
d'après les photos, cela
soit ressembler à l'or boiteux
ou un bronze boiteux selon
sur l'éclairage. marron
sangles en filet. Et WOW,
regarde l'accordéon
se rassemble à la hanche et
"arc" à l'autre hanche !!!
Et puis il y a ça
train pointu!
Mesures: 34 "buste,
25 "taille (bien que mesures
29 "), jusqu'à 36" hanches, 55 "
long de l'épaule à l'ourlet.
La robe entière semble être
en excellent état à
premier rougissement. Si vous
regardez la fermeture (fondamentalement vous
avoir la tête en l'air
et dessous et regarder
voir un peu de lumière du jour
à travers le tissu) et un
quelques crochets / yeux manquants, un
peu de déchirure de la doublure
seulement. Sous le vif
lumières que vous pourriez voir un petit
assombrissement sous les bras,
mais la plupart de cette robe est
encore brillant et brillant avec
très peu de ternissement.

2 250 $.

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        c. 2 pièces en soie ivoire 1905
Mariage ou soirée formé
Robe!

            
        Cette
Robe 2 pièces a été dans mon
collection personnelle pour
environ 10 ans maintenant. C'est comme
presque parfait comme n'importe quelle robe
peut être à plus de 110 ans!
La soie ivoire est douce et
comme neuf. Le corsage
empiècement et manches mi-longues
complètement en dentelle. Maintenant
Je ne suis pas un expert en dentelle, mais
cette dentelle ressemble
Duchesse à la main à mon
oeil non entraîné. j'ai
quelques grandes photos en gros plan
de la dentelle à raconter
moi! La doublure de la jupe
c'est du coton donc c'est parfait,
et il y a 4 couches de
matériau à la base (voir
Photos). L'intérieur
le corsage est presque parfait
avec couture française et minuscule
petits arcs. Il y a
une bande à l'arrière de
la jupe qui donne la
former la bonne forme.
C'est une petite robe, alors ma
mannequin est un peu trop grand
pour ça, mais ça ferme bien
le dos. Aimer le
d'autres détails comme le
froncer sur les côtés de la jupe,
jupe et poignets larges
les manches bouffantes, et le
corsage en forme de pigeon.
Les seuls problèmes sont minimes,
comme une marque d'encre sur le
couture au dos de la jupe
(Un bon nettoyage à sec devrait être
pouvoir enlever), le
déchiquetage de la soie au
ourlet intérieur d'un seul des
les 4 couches (peine
mentionnant comme il peut être
enlevé si vous voulez), porter
à la taille de la jupe (non vu
quand porté), et seulement le
La plupart mineurs minuscules autres taches
sur la jupe. La condition est
a 9,9 sur 10. Mesures:
Buste de 29 ", taille de 22", 41 "
long de l'épaule à l'ourlet
devant, 70 "de long à l'arrière.
Tout cela doit être
spectaculaire sont de la cire
ornements de fleurs. Aussi
énumérés dans le mariage
section.

1 765 $.

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            # 11668 –
        
            
        c. 1900's Blanc Brodé
Lin Bolero!

            
        Jolie
petite chose! J'ai un de ceux-ci dans mon propre placard que je
porter des jeans ou d'autres articles décontractés pour les habiller!
Il est également intéressant de porter une jupe en lin du début des années 1900
bien pour créer un costume de marche glorieux. Juste porter avec un
simple chemisier blanc sous, ou habiller avec une couleur vive sous ….
ou
mon look noir et blanc préféré. Manches mi-longues bouffantes
avec une jolie découpe au bas des manches et au dos.
Brodé dans un motif de feuille stylisé de blanc sur blanc. Jolie
liseret en dentelle. Condition excellente. Les mesures:
13 "- 18" long devant et derrière. Pas de fermeture. Destiné à être
porté ouvert. Montré sur un mannequin de buste de 35 ".

225 $.

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            # 4649 –
        
            
        c. Années 1920

            
        MARGAINE LACROIX, 29 avenue
de Marigny, Paris
        Velours à motifs de soie noire
Manteau de soirée avec bordure en fourrure d'hermine!

            
        Première
Tout d’abord, la fourrure d’hermine blanche sur ce manteau doit être
remplacé. C'est très sec et n'est plus viable, mais je pars
sur le manteau afin que votre fourreur puisse utiliser un motif. Le noir
manteau de velours à motifs en soie fine est en excellent état! le
motif dans le velours ne peut être vu que sous certaines lumières,
sinon, cela ressemble à un velours noir uni. Ses
assez léger, donc pas un manteau d'hiver, mais plutôt une soirée
manteau. Il n'y a pas de fermetures. La beauté (à côté du
velvet) est dans le swing de la conception dans le bas du dos. Cette
est facilement visible en regardant la photo de l'intérieur pour voir le
couture, puis volume de la jupe dans le bas du dos. La doublure est
original et a quelques taches mineures ici et là … rien
important. L'étiquette est éteinte sur un côté, donc aura besoin d'un point
ou deux. Je partirai comme je l'ai trouvé. Qui était Jeanne
Margaine-Lacroix? Voici un article intéressant à vous donner
une idée de combien elle était importante pour la mode de l'époque! 44 "de long
de l'épaule à l'ourlet.

Margaine-Lacroix and the dresses that shocked Paris
Aussi
répertoriées dans les sections Musée et Fourrures, etc.

765 $.

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            # 255 –
        
            
        c. 1915 mousseline de soie grise sur
Robe en soie et garniture perlée!

PORTABLE
        TAILLE! je
ont eu cette robe dans ma
placard pendant des années … décennies
réellement. C'est tellement
simple mais tellement élégant.
C'est une belle soie grise douce
avec mousseline de soie grise
recouvrir. Voir le
gros plans du perlage à
l'encolure devant et
autour de l'arrière.
Ceux-ci étaient destinés à être portés
plus courte si vos chevilles ou
Bottes édouardiennes seraient
vu. La ceinture
est attaché. Je viens
adore robe antique en gris.

Chic! Mesures: 35/36 "buste,
jusqu'à 33 "taille, 50" long
de l'épaule à l'ourlet.
Malheureusement, un côté de la
jupon s'est fané à un
brunâtre plutôt que gris
et un début mineur extrême
de scission. Donc si
vous aimez la robe (et SO
difficile de trouver un dans cette
taille!), et si vous le pouvez
coudre … vous pouvez faire un nouveau
jupon.

245 $.

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            # 373 –
        
            
        c. 1903

            
        M.F. LEE, Boston,
Couturières
        Velours de coton noir 2 pièces
Robe Trainée En Mousseline De Soie
et corsage en satin!

            
        GRANDE TAILLE! Cette
magnifique après-midi en 2 pièces
la robe est remarquablement
état fabuleux !!!
J'ai du mal à trouver une chose
mal avec elle sauf pour un
petit trou dans le long
élément de design en mousseline
de face. Le corsage
la doublure semble être parfaite
comme le noir complet
slip joint pour jupe!
Je vais regarder par-dessus le
pièce plus en détail dans le
quelques jours à faire
bien sûr c'est aussi bien que moi
pense! Raisins GLORIEUX
Motif! C'est un
étonnamment grande taille avec
un buste de 40 ", une taille de 32" et
14 "dans le dos entre
armes (habituellement c'est
11-12 "pour les robes anciennes),
Jupe longue de 39 "à l'avant, 48"
longue jupe dans le dos.
Tout simplement fantastique à l'intérieur et
en dehors!

1 885 $.

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            # 11465 –
        
            
        c. Soie Ecru Doré 1910
Faille et Fil Métallique
"Gemstone" Soie à motifs
Trim Coat! GRAND
TAILLE!

Encore une fois je dis …. Ne tombez pas
amoureux jusqu'à ce que tu vois le
problèmes. Je déteste vendre
éléments qui ne sont pas à proximité
état vierge, mais
de temps en temps il faut
permettre à ces pièces d'aller à
ceux qui les aimeront …
verrues et tout … OU mieux
mais les revivra (comme je
ne peux pas coudre … je suis inutile de
les pauvres dears). Le plus gros
problème … la doublure est
presque parti, mais je pars
comme trouvé pour que quelqu'un puisse
regarnir dans un tissu similaire.
Il y a quelques dispersés
petites marques (voir photo), une
petit trou dans une manche et
la boucle pour le bouton du haut
doit répondre (et je
ne veut pas dire "bonjour
boutonnière "). Mais DAMN
les deux boutons peints sont
fabuleux et le grand
boutons couverts dans le
faille originale et la soie
les garnitures sont super (deux de ces
sur chaque brassard). Mais le
Le meilleur de cette pièce est le
garniture en soie de pierre précieuse
avec du fil métallique fin
pour un soupçon de brillance!
Juste un beau tissu !!!
Le manteau est un très grand
taille .. difficile à mesurer mais je
a environ 46 "environ, 34"
long de l'épaule à l'ourlet
devant, 46 "long dans le dos.

365 $.

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            # 11688 –
        
            
        c. 1900 Seafoam Green Silk
Corsage avec bordure en dentelle écrue! Cette
est une jolie couleur
vert!! J'avais l'habitude d'acheter belle
corsages comme ça et accroché
les sur un cintre rembourré et
puis utilisé une simple punaise
et les a suspendus partout sur mon
murs dans ma chambre !!!
C'était tellement fabuleux que je
avait la chaîne de télévision locale ABC de Boston
station et Boston Globe
journal dimanche section à
photographier ma chambre!
Alors … même chose pourrait
vous arriver. Juste
achetez-vous certaines de ces
beautés! Je me suis dispersé
dans certaines robes et bourses
aussi bien … mais c'était mur
au mur et au sol pour
plafond … artistiquement
arrangé.
Quoi qu'il en soit … c'est l'un
des corsages je voudrais
certainement choisi.
Tellement jolie!!! Ce n'est pas
totalement parfait car il y a
taches mineures sous les aisselles (voir
photos), mais vous ne voyez pas
ceux sauf si vous regardez.
Et juste un petit peu de
poussière / saleté à l'avant
taille … mais regardez ça
de la taille !!! UNIQUE!
Et une légère décoloration
au corsage supérieur droit
et pourrait avoir besoin de quelques
crochets / yeux. je suis
Très pointilleux. AIMER!
Surtout excellent.
Mesures: 33 "buste,
24 "taille, bien que sera
probablement correspondre à un buste de 31 "
mieux comme c'est un petit dos.

385 $.

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            # 11658a –
            
        
            c. Corsage 1900 en soie écrue
avec bordure en dentelle écrue! Un autre
joli corsage!

Encore,
J'avais l'habitude d'acheter de beaux corsages
comme ça et les a suspendus à un
cintre rembourré et ensuite utilisé
une simple punaise et accroché
les partout sur mes murs dans mon
chambre!!! C'était ainsi
fabuleux que j'ai eu la
station de télévision locale ABC de Boston
et le journal Boston Globe
Section du dimanche à photographier
ma chambre! Alors … même
chose pourrait vous arriver.
Achetez-vous juste une partie de
ces beautés! je
dispersés dans des robes
et des bourses aussi … mais ça
était mur à mur et sol
au plafond … artistiquement
arrangé. Cette
corsage fonctionnerait avec juste
à propos de toute jupe en dentelle écru
vous pourriez déjà avoir dans
votre collection, OU juste
l'aime comme le corsage c'est.
Cela a tellement de chance
elle … manches en mousseline de soie, dentelle
"lappets" à côté joug,
mousseline plissée, joli noeud
dans le dos, col haut en dentelle.
Je n'ai pas fermé la nuque
comme je ne voulais pas tirer sur
il. Les seuls problèmes
sont minuscules … un minuscule
tache de rouille en haut à droite
(voir photo) et un petit
trou dans la manche en mousseline ..
ces manches en mousseline étaient
probablement réuni avec un
fil, donc si vous faites cela,
le trou va disparaître.
Surtout excellent.
Mesures: buste de 30 ",
23 "taille.

385 $.

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            # 11684 –
            
        
            c. 1914 crêpe de lin
Robe brodée coupée
Satin d'Orient Ecru
Conception!

            
        Je ne suis pas si bon à
connaître les noms des tissus,
mais regarde bien cette
tissu .. c'est un assez
en crêpe ressemblant à
coton ou lin (porte
génial !!) et magnifiquement
brodé dans la même
couleur blanc cassé (voir le
jolis paniers floraux et
guirlandes). Coupé en
satin de soie écru avec noeuds
et plissage sur les manches.
La robe suit la
japonisme ou orientaliste
la mode très en vogue.
Excellent état avec le
les plus petits problèmes. Un
tache de rousseur à la hanche gauche
(voir photo), le plus petit
ruban effiloché à gauche
décolleté, quelques crochets / yeux
cela aura besoin
remplacer / coudre et vraiment
le seul problème est l'eau
taches sur le dos en satin
train (voir photos).
Fondamentalement, je dirais ceci
a 9,8 sur 10.
Mesures: jusqu'à 34 "buste, jusqu'à
à 25 "taille (mesure 26"),
57 "de long d'épaule à
ourlet. Montré avec un slip
sous la jupe … même
bien qu'il y ait deux couches
de la crêpe à la jupe,
c'est encore un peu pur alors
vous aurez envie de porter un slip
sous.

485 $.
        

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            # 11671 –
        
            
c. Filet noir 1913/1914
Guipure Dentelle Sur Soie Ivoire
Robe!

            
Bien .. la femme qui portait
Cette robe doit avoir
attiré l'attention!
Surtout si elle avait de l'ivoire
peau. Je veux dire,
rappelez-vous, c'est le début
Années 1910 … quand les chevilles étaient
récemment montré!
C'est une robe en soie ivoire
recouvert de filet noir
qui est brodé avec
Excellent état avec
le seul problème étant le filet
drapé sur la manche (et
peut-être un peu sur le côté
drapé) que vous pourriez couper
pour un bord croustillant, et le
paillettes noires à l'arrière
la taille a des fils dorés
alors ils auront éventuellement besoin
être recousu, mais quand même
bien comme c'est. Voir
Photos. Cette robe est
probablement portable avec soin.
Juste ne stresse pas antiquité
tissus, alors portez votre spanx
le maillot de corps. Les mesures:
Buste de 34 "/ 35", jusqu'à 29 "
taille empire. Vous pouvez
porter avec des chevilles montrant ou
au sol. Soit
regarde fonctionne très bien.

1 285 $.

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# 242 – c. 1913
Robe édouardienne en soie ivoire écrue et tissée avec filet perlé!

Je reçois beaucoup de gens qui demandent des robes qui ne sont peut-être pas
parfait état car il maintient le prix abordable … et peut-être
ces gens ont la "magie" (compétences de couture) que je ne fais pas
ont …. car j'ai du mal à coudre un bouton. Je veux encore
vendre des objets en assez bon état pour qu'il puisse survivre
beaucoup plus d'années avec soin. Alors …. j'ai eu cette robe dans mon
collection propre depuis 1996! Mon temps de dieu vole !!! Pur
la mousseline à l'encolure et les manches sont recouvertes de perles. Malheureusement
il y a un peu de déchirure de la mousseline sur la couche supérieure de la 3
manches en mousseline / résille superposées (voir photos)., et comme toujours,
déchirure dans la doublure. Il y a aussi des petites marques ici et
là sur la robe et sale le long de l'ourlet. Aimer le
drapé d'un côté avec l'ornement en corde! Aimer le détail
ornement au milieu du buste et le buste asymétrique. Les mesures:
buste jusqu'à 33 ", taille sous le buste de 26", longueur de 60 "de l'épaule à l'ourlet
à l'avant, 66 "de long à l'arrière.
Aussi
énumérés dans le mariage
section. ARTICLE VENTE FINALE (prix de vente !!!!! Pensez
rapidement!!!!)

465 $.

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            # 7787 –
        
            
c. plus tard, 1800's Side 2 pièces
Selle Riding Habit avec
Élévateur de jupe ton argent!

        
je suis
TOUJOURS à la recherche de
Habits latéraux victoriens!
Celui-ci est une habitude
avec la jupe qui peut etre
usé comme une jupe, ou
monté (comme vous voyez) avec
le lève-jupe ton argent
(qui est venu avec elle).
La tenue est en super
condition (whoo whoo!) …
juste deux zones de petites
trous (un perdu dans les plis,
l'autre à l'ourlet –
voir les photos) et un peu de
doublure déchirure à l'intérieur de la jupe
ourlet. Il y a un bouton
manquant aussi (donc je voudrais
déplacez le bouton du haut vers le bas et
porter une grosse épingle (camée) à
la boutonnière supérieure …. vous
sais … comme Scarlett
O'Hara)! Même le
satin INTERIEUR du corsage
est magnifique!! Il y a
une étiquette manuscrite à l'intérieur
qui se lit "Lepper Gardner".
Si vous google ça, là
était un artiste bien connu et
cartographe dans le Maine avec ça
nom, alors peut-être qu'il est venu
de son domaine? Elle
n'était pas assez vieux pour cela
être à elle, mais peut avoir été
recueillies par elle? Juste
un invité. Aucune autre idée
pour le Lepper Gardner.
Les BOTTES seront vendues
SÉPARÉMENT car ils sont tout à fait
spécial, aurait été
assez cher quand neuf et
sont certainement à collectionner.
Ils sont venus avec la tenue,
alors vous voudrez peut-être acheter
eux avec l'habitude.
Mais je vous ai donné le
choix.
MESURES: Corsage
mesure 32 "buste, 12"
dans le dos, taille 24 ".
Mesures de la jupe: 26 "
taille, 38 "de long de la taille
ourler devant, 46 "long dans
retour.
Aussi énumérés dans le
catégorie de musée.
        
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        # 2186 – RARE
c. 1912
Maison
de Mmes KERTEUX SOEURS,

14
rue Taitbout, Paris
Robe en soie imprimée jaune!

        
Je n'ai jamais entendu parler du
Maison des Mmes Kerteux Soeurs,
Paris, et je suis sûr que la plupart des
vous n'en avez pas entendu parler
soit, mais ils étaient élevés
couturières de mode retour à
au moins de 1870, et avait un
réputation égale à beaucoup
autre parisien

couturiers de l'époque tels
comme valeur, Doucet et Pingat.
Ils sont mentionnés dans un 2013
livre

par Anne Zazzo, Olivier
Sillard Paris Haute
Couture.
Aussi

dans
un livre de fiction, Velvet
Ombres d'André Norton,
il y a un paragraphe qui
lit: "Ils étaient tous l'intention
sur une collection de mode
impressions affichées par un très
femme élégamment vêtue.
"Viens – regarde-les,
Tamaris! "Victorine
était comme un enfant confronté
une collection de nouveaux jouets.
"Tous ces … sont de la
Maison Rodrigues, pas moins.
Sauf ceux de Kerteux
Soeurs, ,,, et de Worth ".
TOUJOURS …. cette robe est dans
Des conditions justes. le
belle soie imprimée jaune
est en assez bon état
(à l'exception d'un
hole at the front skirt and
one on one sleeve, and minor
underarm discoloration (see
photos).  HOWEVER, the
pale yellow/ivory silk trim
is mostly totally shredded. 
Obviously much of it is
still in place, but none of
it is good.  
There is a gold lace trim at
the neckline and the
sleeves… that's in good
condition, though looks like
the sleeves lost some at the
ends.  The interior
bodice is in great
condition!, but the interior
silk lining is tattered.  
So…. for those of you who
like a project, and love the
thought of a PARISIAN
Edwardian gown…. it's
terrific!  You really
just need to replace the
pale trim and skirt lining
to make this wearable.  
The two holes get lost in
the print.  
Measures:  32/33" bust,
up to 24/25" waist, 52" long
from shoulder to hem (shortish
– but if you are replacing
the trim anyway, you can
make longer). 

NOUVEAU
LISTING!  
FINAL SALE ITEM!

$ 345.

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            # 4476 – c. 1912 Red Cotton Net
Clear Beaded Edwardian Overdress with Beaded Fringe! 
Used for Front Cover of THE RELUCTANT DUCHESS Book!  
            Sometimes my photos just don't
do a piece justice.  For this rare red cotton net Edwardian
beaded overdress I just didn't have the correct underdress, so
forgive me.  But wow… if you like overdresses (like I do!),
this one is as great as anything you would have seen worn on Downton
Abbey or Titanic!  Incredibly great condition with only a few
beads missing in the beaded fringe at the scalloped hemline.
Measures:  up to 32" bust, up to 27" empire waist, up to 34"
hips, 49" long at the longest.  So, this doesn't come with an
underdress…. you can wear whatever color you would like! 
Closes at back with snaps.  As you can see, you might want to
add a few more as it will gap open.  Just imagine this with
long gloves and a large Edwardian hat.  You're ready to board
the Titanic! Just make sure you bring a lifejacket! 🙂

$ 1,085.

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            # 11441 –
        
            
c. 1910's

NEW OLD DEADSTOCK
A. ISRAEL, Worcester, Massachusettes

            
Sweetly Embroidered Muslin
Apron! 
Pin On Style! 

        
             Wanna play Downton Abbey??  
Wanna be the upstairs maid?  
This is a SO SWEET full
apron that would have been
pinned on to a simple black
or gray dress.  I doubt
she got much work done
wearing this, and might just
be for those special
occasions.  Adorable! 
Lace trimmed with pink,
light blue and green silk
embroidered flowers at top,
bottom and a spray of
flowers at one side.  
Excellent condition. 
I was lucky enough to get a few
pieces of new old deadstock lingerie from the Great Granddaughter of
A. Israel of Worcester, MA who (as you can see from his original
calling card) was a Manufacturer of Ladies Underware, Wrappers and
Tea Gowns.  RARE to
find ANYTHING unused in 100
years! 

Under $150 so Final
Sale Item.

$
145.

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         # 11457 – c. 1910
RENARD Importers, Paris,
London, New York
Nearly Reversible Black and
Blue Silk Burnoose!
         So…. if the label is removed
from this piece.. it would
have been reversible. 
However, I'm certainly not
going to remove a lovely
label like this! Et
beside… the blue silk side
of this burnoose has water
stains (see photos), so it's
really best to wear as it
was intended with the black
exterior and the blue trim
with burnished gold bullion
rope trim. Là
is a black tassel at the
back as well per all classic
burnooses. Comme
the label lists this as
imported, one wonders if
there is a Liberty of London
connection, but we'll likely
never know.  I can't
find any info on Renard.  
Condition, beside the water
stains on the inside, you
will need a quick 2 minute
machine stitching to reshape
as you see.  I just
pinned it, but I have no
sewing machine, and I don't
know how to sew anyway, so
you don't want me to try.  
I'm leaving as found. 
It's a simple fix.

$ 225.

Approx. – SIZE small/medium(check
measurements above

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         # 11459 – c. 1914
Edwardian Era / WII
Era Exquisite Gold Net and
Pink/Light Blue Embroidered
Blouse!
 WEARABLE
SIZE! 

         From the same estate as the
chenille gown above… you
gotta love the fact that
this woman was of a
"generous size" for someone
from her generation! 
Sadly I couldn't seem to get
great photos of this
piece… it's really
gorgeous in person! 
RARE gold netting is the
base with pastel pink and
light blue flower
embroidery, with additional
gold lace and ecru
embroidery lace. je
think my favorite detail are
the little bows on the
sleeves at the elbows (see
close-up photos). 
Meant to be worn tucked in.
The little rope ties around
the waist to keep it neat. 
Check out the wired half
collar at the back! 
Again, covered with the gold
netting. Excellent
condition!!!  
This blouse measures up to
45" bust, up to 32" waist,
15" long from shoulder to
bottom.

$ 625.

Approx. – SIZE 12/14(check
measurements above)

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         # 6749 – Dated 1877
Museum Deassession
Victorian Tan Wool Beaded
Evening Mantle with Chenille
Embroidered and Gold Braid!
 Donated
by Miss Beverly Phelps, 323
No. Fullerton Ave.,
Montclair, New Jersey! 

I know that Victorian
mantles often found in
black.  Sometimes
you'll find lovely black
beaded mantles. Et
then sometimes you will be
lucky to find a light tan or
gray beaded mantle! 
This one is lovely enough to
make one wonder if it
originally had a Parisian
label. le
information written on the
inside is from the museum
and lists the name of the
woman who donated it. 
At first I thought it might
have been the woman who
owned it, but it must have
been owned by her Mother or
Grandmother or other
relative… as I Google
searched Miss Beverly Phelps
at that address in Montclair
NJ and found that she was
born in 1918.  
Obviously, this was a
treasured family piece. 
And not surprising.  
It's really lovely!!! 
Sadly, it's not perfect. 
Mostly the interior quilted
lining is torn (see photos)
and could certainly be
stabilized or replaced. le
exterior is actually in
great condition… except
for the fact that as you
move it, beads will fall
off.   Since they
are clear tiny beads and
there are so damn many of
them, you really don't
notice them missing unless
you are looking closely.  
The design is created from
darker tan chenille an gold
braid. Ce sera
also need some new hooks/eye
in the front.   
LOVELY LOVELY display
piece!!!! 

 FINAL SALE ITEM.

$ 545.

Approx. – one size fits small (shown on 35" bust
mannequin… best for that or smaller)

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         # 179 – c. early 1920's
RARE NUMBERED
HOUSE
OF

REVILLE, Paris, London
Flapper Dress of Gold Lame Lace and Beaded with
Faux Pearls, Beads and
Rhinestones with Huge
Original Silk Flowers and
Gold Lame Ribbons! 
London Court Dressmaker
pour
Queen Mary
and Many Society Women! 
 EXCELLENT CONDITION! 

The House of

Reville was started
in 1906 by William Reville
Terry and his partner, a
Miss Rossiter. By 1910,
Reville was the London court
dressmaker and it was he who
designed the coronation robe
for Queen Mary in 1911. In
previous and subsequent
years, the design house was
also known as Reville &
Rossiter and  Reville-Terry.  
I believe the single "REVILLE"
label dates to 1919-1929.   
The photos will show all you
need to know…. it's in
great condition inside and
out with the only issue to
mention is the slight
oxidation of the ribbon
(mostly at the back) and
ever so slightly onto the
back gold lace, but as the
lace is moddled in design,
you hardly see an issue. 
I have owned this dress in
my private collection for
over 20 years.  When I
purchased, it was said to
have been worn by Mrs.
Stanton and there was a
handwritten name inside, but
that is now in tatters
(still sewn into the seam,
but not sure that Mrs.
Stanton name is still
readable). le
numbered tag inside the seam
is also starting to tatter,
so you will want to
stabilize that small piece
of silk paper.  
Overall, the dress is
slightly less shiny than it
may have been originally,
but still one of the best
conditions I've seen of this
quality gold lame lace! 
It's a wearable size, and
could be worn, but I would
certainly rather see it
displayed to keep the
condition as pristine as it
est. Measures:  up to
35" bust, up to 40" hips, 57" long from shoulder to hem. 
Also Listed in the
Museum Category. 
$ 9,500.

Approx. – SIZE 2-6(check
measurements above)

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         # 3989 – c. 1888 Victorian Copper Brown
Silk Embroidered Parasol with Ruffle
Edge and Carved Bulldog or
Pug Handle! 
Alors
I didn't date this
parasol…. someone much
smarter than me did, so I
have to assume it's correct
in the 1888 date. je
would have just written
"Victorian parasol".  Anyhoo….
This parasol is the favorite
one of mine. LOVE the floral
embroidery all around the
middle, the little pleated
ruffle at the edge, and…
ta da…. the little wooden
carved bulldog or pug at the
end of the handle!  
The condition of the
embroidery is superb as is
most of the silk. Comme
you can see from the
interior shot, there is one
slit in the silk and one
small "hole" that looks more
like a dirt smug from the
exterior (see photo), and
one repair (sloppy) to one
rib tip.  There is
slight satin wear mostly at
the ruffle at top finial,
but I'm being overly picky
even mentioning that. 
One first glance, this
parasol is smashing… then
you will see the issues if
you look for them. 
Lovely hard-to-find
embroidered Victorian
parasol!  Measures: 
36" long fully,  20"
long silk portion, and
approximately 30" wide when
opened.
NOTE:  I
never open my parasols fully
as I don't want to stress
the fabrics, so I just leave
it at that. 

Also Listed in the Hats, etc. Categories.

$ 645.

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         # 3988 – c. 1891 Victorian Black Silk
Printed Parasol with Ruffle
Edges! 
Alors
I didn't date this
parasol…. someone much
smarter than me did, so I
have to assume it's correct
in the 1891 date. je
would have just written
"Victorian parasol". 
Anyhoo…. this is in fairly
terrific condition (as so
many silk parasols are in
tatters).  There are to
my count 6 few small minor
holes in the silk that are
hardly seen due to the print
fabric… they are pretty
much hidden in the flowers
and are really only found
when you look from the
inside to see the light
through… and even at that
they are hidden! UNE
couple impossible to find
pinholes as well.  
Lovely bentwood black handle
with some loss of paint with
original black silk tassel.  
The finial seems to be
missing as it looks
unfinished at the top. 
Measures:  36" long
fully,  23" long silk
portion, and
approximately 30" wide when
opened.  NOTE:  I
never open my parasols fully
as I don't want to stress
the fabrics, so I just leave
it at that.

Also Listed in the Hats, etc. Categories. NOUVEAU
LISTING!

$ 245.

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# 2258 –
c. 1920's French Gold
Metallic Twisted Braided
Thread or Thin Corde or
Twine!  Over 2 pounds! 
Mint Original Condition
still Wrapped in Original
Paper! 

OK…. I'm not a crafter, or
seamstress, or restorer, but
I know there are many of you
who are, and I just couldn't
resist offering up such a
phenomenal piece of original
French Gold Metallic Thread. 
STILL GLISTENING!! 
This is a huge 18" long
skein and pulled very
tightly about 6" around. 
The paper still has the 1000
gram stamp which equals over
2 pounds!  There is no
"Made in France" stamp, but
it seems more than likely
from the similar items I've
seen. C'est
fine top quality goods. 
Enough to last you a
lifetime…. or break it up
and sell off bit by bit and
use what you need. Si vous
look around, others are
selling 10 grams (which
equals about 180 yds) on
spools for $20 each. 
So with that math, this 1000
grams is worth $ 2,000.  
Just sayin'. Vous pouvez
make $1,250 if you want to
go into the Gold Metallic
Thread business!

$
750.

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#
4331 – c. 1895
Mme.
Ludinart, 129 Rue Faubourg
St. Honore, Paris, France
2-piece Ballgown of
Ivory Satin Trimmed in
Battenburg Embroidery and
Chiffon Insets! 

For those who don't know
this label, it's only
because you likely weren't
around in the late 1800's. 
If you were, you'd know her. 
We know that from long
articles in the prestigious
New York Times covering
Parisian fashions, including
one from March 9, 1890: 
"Mme. Ludinart always
contrives to introduce some
artistic touch and
novelty… known for her
unusual and rich trimmings."
From July 26, 1885: 
…"an extraordinary order
given by the Viscountess de
Carapebus. A prolonged
absence from Paris had made
an outfit of some magnitude
a necessity to this lady.
and she accordingly gave to
Mme. Ludinart an order for
65 dresses.   Mms.
Ludinart has a rare
reputation for taste and
good judgment."  And
from Oct.21, 1888: 
"Mme Ludinart has just
completed a trousseau for
the daughter of the
beautiful Countess de
Becheret….The variety of
dresses in this fascinating
trousseau seems as endless
as they seem facile, for the
great gift of Mme. Ludinart
is easy simplicity. 
Her styles and the outlines
of her drapery – or the lack
of such I had better say –
one never dreads…. It is
elegance and chaste
refinement of the best and
most ladylike skill." 
Ludinart is listed among the
finest Parisian Designers of
the times. Cette
gown is extraordinary in its
simplicity.  Plain but
perfect ivory silk satin
skirt with much fullness at
sides and back with matching
bodice with HUGE balloon
sleeves and front bodice
with surprise insets of
matching ivory chiffon
(amazingly still all in
tact!!) and the simple
Battenburg lace detail down
the front and back bodice. 
The wide waistband is
attached to the skirt. 
I displayed with silk
flowers at waist, but it
originally was likely worn
with fresh flowers as tiny
chlorophyll stains attest!). 
EXCELLENT condition with
just minor light spots down
front of skirt, and two
spots on one sleeve. 
Even the lining is nearly
perfect!  Slight
messiness at under waist
(covered when worn). 
Tiny size at 32" bust, 19"
waist bodice, 22" waist
skirt, 39" long skirt from
waist to hem in front, 42"
long in back.

$
2,485.

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
measurements above)

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            #
11388 – c. 1894/1895

M.A. CONNELLY, 7 East 16th
Street, New York

Ivory Silk Satin Wedding
Gown with Mutton or Gigot
Sleeves!  Deaccession
from the

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum! 

So…. the last M.A.
Connelly wedding gown from
1880 sold on my website for
over $7500.  That's
what these are worth… if
in Excellent condition. 
Sadly, this one isn't. 
There are large silk slits
(shattering) in one mutton
sleeve and a number of small
ones on the other sleeve and
on the skirt (including one
fairly long slit at skirt
back – at the skirt bustle
fold) and the skirt waist
has come ungathered at the
skirt back. le
interior is fairly good,
except for the interior
bodice wrap (see photos). 
So although it's a museum
quality piece, the condition
would require a
conservationist. 

Dans
researching "M.A. Connelly"
for the previous gown, I
found out just how special
these are!  Sure, there is
one M.A. Connelly gown in
the Boston Museum of Fine
Art, but it's the discovery
that our 19th President,
Rutherford B. Hayes' wife,
Lucy Hayes wore an M.A.
Connelly gold damask and
cream satin gown to the
White House New Year’s
reception in 1880!!!!  Yup! 
And not only that, but this
was her dressmaker of choice
(per Feb. 2009 issue of
"Past Times", a publication
produced by the Rutherford
B. Hayes Presidential
Center).  The article
reads:  "In January 1880,
'Mrs. R.B. Hayes' went
shopping at M.A. Connelly in
New York. There she ordered
three new gowns for White
House functions. le
receipt shows Lucy paid $300
for a 'green striped velvet'
dress, $225 for a 'black
brocade velvet' dress, $350
for a 'white brocade satin'
dress, $12 for a pair of
corsets and $49.50 for
lace.  Totaling $936.50
which would be $21,000
aujourd'hui. More information from
M.A. Connelly is that she
moved her business to 331
5th Ave. sometime between
1880-1892, and according to
the NYC Real Estate Records
of Dec 4th, 1897, she moved
her dressmaking and importer
business to 9 West 34th
Street.   On this
gown, the interior label is
present, but it folded under
on the petersham (which I
don't understand why). 
There are lots of matching
bows that were removed or
just fell off the dress…
I've placed a few on the
shoulders and down the
front… but I believe they
were originally around the
lower skirt as there is
still ONE that remains
there.   I'm sure
this bride would have
decorated this gown with wax
flowers as was the fashion
back then. le
shape and the design is
simple and classic.  
I WISH it was in excellent
condition, but alas…  
Measures about 29" bust, 22"
waist. Afficher
Taille.

CONSIGNED PIECE. 
FINAL SALE ITEM.

$ 1,985.

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
measurements above)

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            #
11435 – c. 1920's Black (or
Midnight Blue) Silk Blouson
Top with Tiny White Beads!
 WEARABLE
SIZE AND CONDITION! VERY Downton Abbey! Cette
is either a very dark navy
or black (hard to know for
sure) silk top
that is covered all over with tiny white beads, with asymmetrical
neckline. blouson shape, and
short white beaded fringe at
front and on sleeve cuffs. 
Just goes on over the head.  
Would have been worn over a
simple black (or again,
midnight navy) dress…
perhaps with pleated skirt. 
There is a wide "hem" and
all that is beaded so there
are plenty of extra beads if
you need them.  As it
is, there is one small area
at back waist that needs
re-beading (see photo). 
Not difficult. 
Measures:  up to 38"
bust, up to 43" hips, 22-26"
long from shoulder to hem.
If your hips are at the 42"
size or more, it will
blouson up.  If you are
smaller, it will hang as you
see.  Either will work. 
Excellent condition (other than the few beads missing).  Looks
better in person with all
that beading!!!

$ 385.

Approx. – SIZE
Small to
Medium (fits smaller than the measurements)(check
measurements above)

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            #
11434 – c. 1933-1935 Ecru
Silk Satin Cape Jacket!

This is easy to date as it
has an NRA Blue Eagle label
which, according to my
favorite website, the
Vintage Label Resource,

dates from 1933-1935 ONLY. 
It was a voluntary program
covering many consumer goods
and was initiated by FDR. Il
was declared
unconstitutional in 1935.  
Certainly one of those
pieces you can imagine being
worn by a movie star over a
sexy slip dress. le
sleeves aren't really
sleeves, but this is more a
cape with open sleeves. Seulement
closure is a button at the
neck and then the scarves
toss over the shoulders to
back.  Meant to be worn
open to see the body. 
This would be so fabulous if
not for the fact that there
are light water stains and
spots here and there. 
I didn't steam the wrinkles
out as I didn't want to
worry about making any more
water spots. Si vous
wear it at night, you will
hardly see anything wrong. 
If you wear it out in the
daylight, you will see the
problèmes. Will it clean
up?  I have no idea…
it may get better with a
professional drycleaning.  
Or just wear at night! 🙂
Feels great!!!!!!  
35" long from shoulder to
hem.

$ 185.

Approx. – SIZE Small –  Medium

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         # 11430 – c. 1900 MAURICE
MEYER, Paris Art Lace
Opera Coat! 

WEARABLE!
je
have been lucky enough to
have found and sold a few
other lace items from
Maurice-Mayer, Paris,
including a lace gown (which
you can still see from my
museum archive pages at: 

http://www.antiquedress.com/item2839.htm),
and a lace and ermine jacket
(http://www.antiquedress.com/item6066.htm). 
They are all exquisite!! 
And not surprisingly, I
found an article in a 1912
newspaper that lists a
Maurice Meyer blue velvet
wrap for $350 (which is
nearly $5,000 in today's
dollars)!!!  Obviously,
this was top-of-the-line
then… and still is now.
This coat is just
FABULOUS… AND WEARABLE! 
The lining is a linen in
mint condition. 
Whether this is original or
it was originally silk
lined, I'm not absolutely
sure.  This same linen
is even found under the
cuffs. Cependant, le
sleeves aren't lined, so
it's possible that the
sleeves were originally silk
lined, or chiffon lined, but
no lining in the sleeves
remains.  Hard to know
for sure… but whatever,
it's great as the linen
lining allows this coat to
be worn without much worry
(except for catching the
lace on something). 
There are some very very
minor darkening in some
areas (see the collar
photos), but there is also
slightly darker lace insets
that are original. 
There is a heavy macrame
ties hanging down at front,
and the original hooks/eyes
close the top half of the
coat. Il y a
wool areas at the shoulders
and down the back and front
ainsi que. Volonté
fit a size 4-6 best. 

Also Listed in the Museum and Furs, etc Categories.

$ 2,450.

Approx. – SIZE 4/6(check
measurements above)

AUTHENTIC –
             
            
GYPSY ROSE LEE
Worn – Over the Hill Gang TV Movie

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         # 7469 – c. 1969 Worn by
GYPSY ROSE LEE 
dans
the TV Movie, "Over
The Hill Gang"!
Sa
LAST Performance! 

This costume lace
"Victorian" gown is one of
the most beautiful costumes
you'll find! C'est
from the era of Audrey
Hepburn's infamous "My Fair
Lady" Ascot lace gown …
which recently sold at
auction for $3.7 million
dollars!!!!! OMG!!
This gown was worn by the
infamous stripper and
actress, Miss Gypsy Rose Lee
in her last performance
ever…. as she was
diagnosed with cancer soon
after this movie was filmed
and passed away 5 months
later in early 1970.  
The gown is just beautiful. 
A heavy off-white lace over
a pink lining with
additional lace insets,
mermaid flounced bottom,
pointed lace cuffs and
dotted Swiss lace yoke with
high neck!  Extremely
long metal zipper at the
back.  Gypsy was listed
as being 5'8" tall, but she
must have also been wearing
heels as this is 63" long
from shoulder to hem. 
And MAN … what a body she
had at age 59!! Cette
gown was designed to hug her
body like a second skin.  
The gown is in Excellent
condition with the exception
of the dotted Swiss lace at
the yoke and back neck which
has tears and could be
replaced, or ignored (for
display), or reinforced. 
If you want to wear the
gown, you can even remove
the lace yoke/neck (as long
as you can still hold up at
the shoulders).  
Just PLEASE keep the lace so
it can be placed back onto
the gown for historic
purposes!  BY THE
WAY…. It was explained to
me that "Movie white" is
really an off-white as you
see in this gown.  
Measures:  34" bust, up
to 26" waist, up to 35"
hips, 63" long from shoulder
to hem. 
        
Also Listed in the 1850-1920s Category (as a costume).  
Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 5,000.
        
        

Extended Layaway Available

Approx. – SIZE 2 TALL(check
measurements above)

NOTE:  this
gown is a vintage COSTUME piece!!!!!

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# 621 – 
        
            
c. 1915 Black Cotton Velvet
Walking Suit Jacket with
Braid Trim! 

            
WEARABLE SIZE!

            
 Just
the jacket.  Never had
the skirt. Mais toi
could probably find a black
cotton velvet skirt of the
era (or you may have one and
you've been waiting to find
a jacket!). Si vous
look at the close-up photos
you will see how this is
constructed… with a panel
front, open at front skirt,
original long belt ties,
unlined (may have been lined
originally). le
popular "sailor" design of
the collar with black braid
trim giving the lovely
detail/design.  
There are a few minor
problèmes. There is one
tiny repair at upper back
(see photo) which can be
made to disappear with black
marker (if you do that kind
of thing)…  and the
shoulder/arm seams could use
a better seam (simple fix). 
Otherwise, in quite good
condition.  
Closes with snaps at front,
and then ties. 
Measures a VERY WEARABLE 42"
bust, up to 41" waist, up to
52" hips.

As always, the sleeves may
be tight.  So best for
no large arms. je
DO love this look!!!   

$ 435.

Approx. – SIZE 6-10(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 6895 –
        

            
         RARE
         over 3 pounds
c. 1920's Silver Metal on
Black Net art Deco Egyptian
Assuit Shawl! 

This is the one you've been
waiting for…  if,
indeed, you love these 1920s
vintage Art Deco Egyptian
Assuit shawls. These shawls
are usually cream or black
cotton netting but most
often the hand applied
silver metal pieces are
sparse.   Then
every so often you find one
like this….weighing 3.4
pounds!  The silver
metal is so dense, you can
barely see any bare netting.
The Art Deco geometric
diamond design is found just
at the top and bottom and a
bit at the sides… the rest
is totally covered with
silver metal.  "These
shawls are also known as
Tulle-bi-telli, Assuit,
Asyut, Assyut, Assiut.
Tulle-bi-telli translates
roughly as 'net with metal'. 
The shawls were made popular
during the 1920s with the
discovery of King Tut's tomb
and were made in Assiut,
Egypt."  This shawl
measures: 83" inches long x
40" wide.   It is
in excellent wearable
condition with one small
repair (see photo) and minor
tarnishing here and there
only really seen in bright
light.  I am looking at
it now in evening indoor
lighting and you see nothing
but glamorous silver
shine!!! 
$ 1,250.  
        

            
        
             SOLD

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# 6899 – RARE
        
            
c. 1924

            
SADIE NESMER ORIGINAL MODEL
Robe de Style Silk Velvet,
Lace and Appliqued and
Beaded Silk Flowers! 
            

Museum Deaccessioned!

Paraphrased from her
granddaughter's webpage:

Mrs. Sadie Nemser sold her
unique and original gowns in
her New York shop and in
quality department stores
(as did a few of her female
designer contemporaries,
Lucile designer, Lady Duff
Gordon, and Marguerite
"Madame Marge"). The Nemser
gown business was family
owned with various relatives
specializing in different
areas of dress design, ie.
the unique beadwork and
exquisite embroidery.
designs her gowns were
sought out for. Mrs. Nemser
designed Mrs. Calvin
Coolidge's (Grace Coolidge)
show-stopping inaugural
gown.

The gorgeous steel
blue/gray/silver velvet is
fairly consistently dirty
(years of dust), but still
looks fabulous! Under bright
lights you will see the
darkening/slight rusty areas
(see photos of upper back
and side), but again, the
beauty of this dress will
overshadow any minor issues. 
Most all the exquisitely
modeled silk flowers are
still there and bright. 
The lace is in Excellent
condition with just extreme
minor leg breaks. Non
closures… just goes on
over the head.

Measures:  35" bust, up
to 30" waist, 40" long from
shoulder to hem at front,
47" long in back.  The
dress doesn't come with the
panniers, but is made for
them… I just stuffed for
the photo.  So you will
need the correct
undergarment.  The hem
is currently down, so will
need to be hemmed back up
(no big deal). Comme
beautiful a c. 1924 dress as
you will find anywhere!!!  

 Also Listed in the
Museum Category. 
$ 5,750.

Approx. – SIZE 2/4(check
measurements above)

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# 11426 – 

c. 1905 Edwardian Lawn Dress with Custom White Cotton
Slip!  
You get two-two-two pieces with his lot!  The "Edwardian" (I
put that in quotes as it's more like c. 1905 era due to the pigeon
front shape, so it's more Gibson Girl era… but hey… ) white lace
lawn dress has a great shape with wide 1/2 length sleeves (so on
problem with them too tight), a low neck (no tight neckbands), a
pigeon front (you can make one or two tucks to make that fit less
poufy), lace waistband, fitted lacy to below hips and then loose
gathered skirt with lacy bottom.   The slip was custom
made (and I gotta say is beautifully done!) to fit under with ruffly
bottom.  No closures on the slip, just over the head. The dress
has lovely crochet buttons up the back.  There was one
augmentation made to the back of the waistband with a bit of white
cotton to give the previous owner extra breathing room… it can be
removed if you want.  The only other issue is one of the
buttons is missing the center, but still works,…. just floppy. 
Otherwise.. really Excellent condition.  Measures: 34" bust, up
to 24" waist, up to 35" hips, 52" long from shoulder to hem. 
(The slip is a bit larger at 34/32/38" and 51" long.) 
Also Listed in the Wedding Section.

$ 545.

Approx. – SIZE: 0  (check
measurements above)

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# 2500 – 

c. 1920's Black Velvet Dress Fully Covered in Steel
Cut Beads! 

LARGER SIZE! 
I know it's hard to find larger sizes in antique clothing, so I love
to be able to offer them for sale!  This one actually looks so
much better on my larger sized mannequin, so I wouldn't suggest you
be too much smaller than 42-44" bust, up to 40" waist, up to 45"
hips, 43" long from shoulder to hem.  This is a straight dress
which you can wear with a low slung belt or sash (I show how that
might look), or just wear tons of long beaded necklaces. Si
you look at all the photos, you will see that there are beads
missing (with the outline of where those beads were on the dress…
but there are so many beads, it's just important for you
perfectionists. There are also some light areas of "dustiness" on
the velvet (see photos).  Most all the photos are lightened, so
these aren't seen much.  The sides have slight extra material
for a bit of "kick".   All in all, it's in good condition,
not perfect.  But if you are looking for something to wear to
your next Downton Abbey party….  😉

$ 485.

Approx. – SIZE: 12-16??  (check
measurements above)

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# 7584 – c. 1901 Dotted
Swiss and Ecru Silk Ribbon Trim 2-piece Gibson Girl Era Gown! FROM
TRUNK OF Mrs. A.B. DICK!

  Who was Albert Blake (A.B.) Dick? A major American
manufacturer of copy machines and office supplies in the late 19th
Century and the 20th Century. 
Mr. Dick purchased the patent
from his friend Thomas Edison. 
Alors
was he wealthy???  YUP!  This gown came from an auction
lot at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago in the late 1980's. 
Incredibly the buyer purchased this gown, along with a wedding dress
at the auction.  When they went to the cashier to pay, they
were told that a steamer trunk came with the lot.  That trunk
was labeled A.B. Dick!  Mr. Dick lived in Lake Forest, IL (the
wealthy town just north of Chicago) and is buried in Chicago. le
1892 wedding gown from his marriage to Mary Henrietta Mathews will
be going up soon.  There was a daughter, Mabel, from Albert's
first marriage to Alice S. Mathews (Mary's sister!), who graduated
from Smith College in 1903.  So this gown was likely worn by
daughter Mabel around age 18 (later Mrs. Thomas W. Swan whom she
married in 1919).  Sheer dotted Swiss material with ecru silk
ribbon interspersed and trimmed with wider ribbons and rosettes. 
Lovely shoulder and sleeve cuffs shape!!!!  Pigeon front,
ruffled skirt, high neck, sheer yoke.   Bodice is lined in
white cotton, skirt is unlined, so will need a slip.  The one I
show with it is available, but it's a bit short, and not trained. 
Excellent condition with the exception of very minor silk ribbons
shredding (very minor… did I say that?) and could use some work on
the hooks/eyes.   Really in great condition.  
Measures: up to 30" bust,  up to 25" waist, 11" across back,
41" long from waist to hem in front, 53" long waist to hem in back.

$ 985.

Approx. – SIZE 00

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# 670 – c. 1920's AUX
GALERIES LAFAYETTE, Paris
Noir
All Sequined Draped Cocoon Flapper Coat with Black Velvet Trim! 
Perhaps the most beautiful upscale
store in the world… and it still exists from it's small 1895
beginnings!!! Really… Google search the store. Vaut
seeing!!!!   Meanwhile, I have this unbelievable fully
sequined black draped cocoon shape flapper coat with black velvet
trim.  Check out the shape.  Pretty fascinating.  All
sequins on a black silk base.  So… now for the bad news….
the condition isn't great.  There are area of sequins missing,
and the silk has started to tear.  So the price reflects those
condition issues, but still you have to admit, this is pretty damn
spectacular!   

 FINAL SALE
ITEM.

$ 545.

Approx. – SIZE 6/8(check
measurements above)

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# 1414 –  c. 1895
B. RAFFIN Inc, Paris Victorian Jet
Beaded Deep Rose Velvet Capelet!

 Damn, it's SO hard to read the info above the B. Raffin… but
seems to read Ang ne Maison Caglard & Raffin… but I can't seem to
find any info other than the fact that Nina Ricci started her career
at the House of Raffin in 1908 (and was there for 20 years before
started her own company)… and this etching from the House of
Raffin from 1891.  This beaded capelet piece isn't in perfect
condition (as you can see mostly from the discolored lining), but
still not bad from the exterior.  I've not seen this before
with VELVET under the black beaded netting!!!! Gives a very
interesting effect.  The neckline is black chiffon (torn at the
edges), there are some black satin bows at collar as well. Voir le
close-up photos to see a few leg breaks in the netting and a tear at
the neckline which may have just been a missing bow.  
Still a great piece of Parisian fashion from mid 1890's when the
huge puffed sleeves needed the shorter capes.

$ 485.

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# 904 –  c. 1915/1916
Pink Silk Satin Jumper
Dress!
 I've
had this dress for quite a
long time…since 1999 to be
exact. Pourquoi? Because I
just adore pink! Et
it's just so unique to find
one of these "jumper"
dresses… would have been
worn with a blouse under. 
Otherwise it's totally plain
except for the tiny little
embroidered knots edging the
bodice and that exquisite
wide gathered or smocked
waist to hip band!!  
The full skirt would likely
have been worn with
petticoats under to give it
more volume. Excellent
condition except for the old
dirt marks from previous
hemming or tucking of skirt.
I used this dress under the
Irish Crochet coat above.
Measures:  up to 35"
bust, up to 28" waist, up to
40" hips, 44" long from
shoulder to hem.  Not
supposed to be worn to the
ground… should be worn to
about  or just above
your ankles.  I will be
sad to see her go. 
She's like an old friend. 
The material feels great. 
And she's PINK!!!!

$ 585.

Approx. – SIZE 4(check
measurements above)

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            # 11292 –
        
            
c. 1910
            
J. HARTJEN, 65 West 38th Street, New York City
            
Edwardian Black Silk Faille Embellished Walking Coat with Ecru
Battenberg Lace and Black Satin Trim! 

            
WEARABLE SIZE!!
            
 DAMN…
can't get a good photo, so PLEASE look at the close-up photos to see
the beauty of this coat!! 
Direct to this website from the relatives of a wealthy
New York family!  You know they were wealthy just from the
quality of the goods if nothing else!  Another c. 1905 walking
suit from this NYC Dressmaker, J. Hartjen, can be found at one of
the most famous fashion museum collections, at the NYC Metropolitan
Museum (nicknamed The Met). Black silk faille coat with black satin
trim, soutache and embroidery on net, dangling tassels, and ecru
Battenberg lace trim. Open the coat and the lace continues up both
sides!!  Not cheap coat would bother! There are slits on either
side of the coat as well, so you know it was a Walking Coat for
fashion… not for warmth. Excellent condition with just slight
darkening of the lace, and a bit of tearing of the silk lining. le
BEST thing about this woman???  She was a large size for her
era, so it will FIT a human being today!   Measures: 
up to 42" bust, up to 42" waist, up to 54" hips, 14" across the back
between armseams, 44" long from shoulder to hem.  FABULOUS
DETAILS!  Please look at the close up photos to see!

$ 1,095.

Approx. – SIZE 8/10(check
measurements above)

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# 375 –  c. 1890's
(?) Black Fully Beaded Bodice with Black Satin Trim! 
 Sneak
Peek…. information coming!!!!!    Never seen
anything like this before or since I purchased this piece many many
years ago.  It's a boned bodice, like you would see in the
1890s, but the fact that it is low cut and sleeveless is just making
me wonder how this was worn.   Perhaps worn over a balloon
sleeve blouse… as the arm openings are quite large.  LOVE the
"sailor" satin tie at front…. uniquely designed to just have one
piece slip through to create the look.  Even the back is
fabulous with the low "u" shape.  The entire piece is covered
everywhere in tiny black beads.  Just terrific.  I suppose
worn with a black satin skirt.

$ 545.

Approx. – SIZE
0/2

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# 7672 – c. 1890's Capelet
of Deep Sapphire Blue Velvet, Black Silk and Black Lace! 
If you know Victorian silk velvet, you
will know that they appear black until you shine a bright light onto
them… and then you will notice that they are really a deep
sapphire blue or a deep bottle green.  It's one of the ways
you'll know you are looking at antique velvet!  Modern stuff
has no undertones of color.  The capes got short in the 1890s
due to the huge puffed sleeves worn under.  This cape has
lovely details with the oval ornaments at front and back, and the
high lace collar, and tiny black bead trim. You will notice some
brown threads upon close inspection but that is just about the only
issue!  Excellent condition. Fully lined.

$ 545.

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# 11324 – c. 1930's
Hand Made in France Gold Sequin on
Black Net Bolero!  NOTE: YES, GOLD!!!
le
photos aren't picking up the gold, but trust me!  Sometimes I
find an item that makes me believe that SOMEONE out there has a time
machine!!!!  I swear!!!  I have never seen any 1930s
sequin bolero this shiny and sparkling …. like it was made
hier. Unbelievable. Sure it's on the classic black
cotton netting (that only the best 1920s French beaded dresses used
which has held up beautifully over the last 80-90 years), but it's
the shine of the gold sequins that is just so incredible. And then
there are little puffy gold metallic 3-dimensional centers to the
sequin circles that just give it a little extra panache.  Meant
to be worn open as you see over (usually) a simple black 30s gown,
but you can swear with anything.  I wish you could see this in
person to get the full effect. Oh wait, you CAN. Si vous
buy it! 🙂  You will not find a better one!

$ 745.

Approx. – SIZE up to 35" bust (smallish back)

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# 318 – c. 1910/1911 Ecru
"Artificial Silk" Fringe, Beaded and Lace Trained Wedding Gown!
I'm in awe of this fabric!!! A
to be one of the first and earliest uses of this "artificial silk"
or "rayon" (as it was later to be known) as per history:  "The
viscose rayon fiber, first known as artificial silk, was in
commercial production by 1905 in Britain. In 1909, because of high
import tariffs, the British company Samuel Courtauld and Co. Ltd.
obtained the rights to produce rayon using the viscose process in
the United States. The first U.S. rayon plant, in Marcus Hook,
Pennsylvania, was in business by 1910."  I purchased this gown
17 years ago and never even noticed that it wasn't silk…. looks
like silk, drapes like silk, is certainly one of the most beautiful
designs for a wedding gown I've had of the era, with the lace, the
overlay, the beading, the pearl trim and the embroidery… not to
mention the rayon fringe are all of the highest quality and design. 
So what possessed this woman to have her gown of this new fabric as
opposed to silk????  Doesn't seem she was scrimping in price. 
Could it have been a gown designed specifically to show off the
potential beauty of the new material?? Je ne sais pas. je
DO know that it's certainly a historically significant piece for
that very reason… in addition to it's beauty and fabulous
condition.  Amazingly strong fabric looks like it will remain
in the same lovely condition for the next 100+ years The only issues
are the dinginess of the overlay on the skirt (due to years of
dust), the dirt on the train (again all over from years of storage)
and there are a few strange light orange spots on the skirt overlay
(see photo)… probably from her wedding bouquet…. I'm guessing
it's those damn stamens from lilies!  Oh and one heel tear on
the lower skirt side (see photo).  Measures: up to 30" bust, up
to 24" empire underbust, up to 40" hips, 57" long from shoulder to
hem in front, 84" long in back.

$ 1,345.

Approx. – SIZE 0(check
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# 7690 – c. 1920's White
Cotton Cutwork Lace Summer Dress!
 WEARABLE
SIZE AND CONDITION!  NEAR
MINT CONDITION!  BRIGHT WHITE!  Yes, I'm
yelling this out at the top of my lungs so you can hear me! Cette
dress looks like it was made yesterday it's so perfect.  OK, so
you will need a slip under (make yourself a variety of colored slips
to wear under to change the look.  White slip will hide the
cutwork.  Black slip will highlight the cutwork.  Nude
will disappear under.  Pink or Light Blue will be sweet, or
Navy will look more nautical,  etc.  And change the ribbon
color (doesn't come with any ribbon)… and add a silk flower as I
fait. All you get is the dress… but what a dress!
"Sailor" collar at back, wrap front, 3/4 length scalloped edge
sleeves.  Measures: up to 46" bust, up to 44" hips, 50" long
from shoulder to hem.  YET shown on the 35/25/36 mannequin and
though a little big on her… flapper dresses were meant to be worn
large, so…

$ 785.

Approx. – SIZE 6-12
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# 7666 – c. 1930's
HARRY COOPER, Hollywood Ivory Silk
Chiffon Covered in Sequins! 
I researched Harry Cooper and finally
found ONE book about the history of Hollywood!  Seems Harry
Cooper's was "a beautiful ladies shop.  Beautiful. 
Beautiful store and beautiful merchandise.  People used to walk
down the boulevard and window shop".   Also on Hollywood
Boulevard was the glamorous and famous restaurant Sardi's, I. Magnin
and, of couse, Grauman's Chinese Theater.  This gown is in
surprisingly great condition for a delicate light colored fabric!!! 
The only issues are that the rayon lining will need a bit of a
shortening, and there are extremely minor spots around the hemline. 
But WHAT a sweet 1930s gown!!!!  Pretty enough to wear for a
summer wedding dress!  This was probably meant to be worn ankle
or calf length, but I show it to the ground as well.  Measures:
up to 36/37" bust, up to 29" waist up to 35" at low waist, up to 42"
hips, 18" from shoulder to drop waist, 53" long from shoulder to
hem.  Side metal zipper.  Really Excellent condition with
the few very very minor issues mentioned.

$ 865.

Approx. – SIZE 6/8 (short – but will look equally perfect
ankle or calf length!)
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# 6312 – c. 1920's
Embroidered and Beaded Silk Velvet Bodice!  Killer
fabulous!  Obviously the designer of this 1920s top was totally
influenced by a man's 18th Century embroidered vest.  Achingly
beautiful. Never seen anything else like it! le
velvet is a very soft silk velvet in the darkest brown you can find. 
The embroidery looks even better in person and is embellished with
beads, silver old flat sequins and silver cording.  
Closes with hooks/eye on the side.  Lined in the sheerest silk
organza you can imagine.  Measures:  up to 32" bust
best… shown on a 34" bust mannequin and it's really too tight for
her… as 20s pieces were meant to be worn loosely. Excellent
condition!

$ 685.

Approx. – SIZE 0-4
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            # 2858 –
        
            
c. 1930's
            
Made in France
Gold and Silver Sequin "Starburst" Design Evening Capelet! 
I probably should have
shown this over a black 1930s gown as it would have been worn, but I
guess I figure if you are a vintage lover, you would know how these
were worn!  I have faith in your intelligence!   (AND
I didn't want to photograph it again.)  So… imagine there's a
slinky black gown under.  Pretty, what I call "starburst",
design of gold and silver sequins and beads.  Ties at the
front.  Just a little something to throw over your shoulders to
DAZZLE!  Excellent condition… reason? The Made in France
label usually means that these were created on cotton netting which
have held up beautifully over the years.

$ 585.

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            # 11291 –
        
            
c. 1910
            
J. HARTJEN, 65 West 38th Street, New York City
            
Edwardian Black Fine Wool Braided Jacket with Velvet Embroidered
Trim! 
            
WEARABLE SIZE!
            
 Direct to this website from the relatives of a wealthy
New York family!  You know they were wealthy just from the
quality of the goods if nothing else!  This is one piece of a
few going up soon.  Another c. 1905 walking suit from this NYC
Dressmaker, J. Hartjen, can be found at one of the most famous
fashion museum collections, at the NYC Metropolitan Museum
(nicknamed The Met). Black fine wool jacket trimmed in black
embroidered velvet on the lapel collar and cuffs.  The jacket
itself has braided soutache design down the asymmetrical buttoned
front, bust around, down the sides and down the back. 
Excellent condition with just a bit of wear on the inside upper silk
lining and the inside back of velvet collar… not seen at all when
worn.  The BEST thing about this woman???  She was a large
size for her era, so it will FIT a human being today!  
Measures:  up to 42" bust, up to 37" waist, up to 46" hips, 14"
across the back between armseams, 35" long from shoulder to hem. 
FABULOUS!  Very Downton Abbey (the early years)… or Titanic
era.  Pair with a simple black tubular shape long skirt to
create your own Edwardian suit.   If you want to go
formal… black velvet skirt.

$ 885.

Approx. – SIZE 8/10(check
measurements above)

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            # 11287 –
        
            
c. 1930's

            

Burnished Gold Sequin Evening Bolero!

To be worn over a simple black 30s body hugging gown,
these sequin boleros give the appropriate DAZZLE!  This one has
lovely black design at the short sleeves, otherwise it's just fully
covered.  Meant to be worn open as you see.  Shown on a
35" bust mannequin.  Excellent condition.

  Also Listed in the
1930-Today Section.

$ 485.

Approx. – SIZE 2-6

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# 11284 – c. 1880-1900 Gold Lame Embroidered Ecru Silk Skirt! 

            
        
            I rarely… OK… only maybe a handful of times in the past have I
sold elements of gowns…. possibly renovated…. but this came from
the same estate as the Liberty & Co burnoose and the Lanvin 1920's
museum gowns, so…..   Another  gorgeous
textile….and might easily have been a piece off a Worth gown, or
other similar high-quality designer gown from the 1880's – 1900 era. 
Look at the interior photos to see the quality of the material, the
seaming, and even the gold lame lining!!!   I would have
loved to have seen the full gown, but this is all that remains.
Measures:  35" long from waist to hem (short!) and 25" waist. 
There is a problem at the front top waist area (see photos) which is
torn, and there is one tiny hole at mid-back (see photo). 
Otherwise, slight tarnishing or some gold loss to silver. 
Still great condition fabric to do with as you wish!

$ 485.

Approx. – SIZE 0/2 (short)(check
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            # 11282 – c. 1910's
B. Altman & Co., Paris/New York
Tan Linen Automobile Duster Jacket Coat!

 Rare to find a duster jacket rather than a coat. 
And even rarer to find a duster coat with a great label! As you
notice with most duster coats, there are a few spots here and there,
but that only adds to the charm knowing these were used to keep
one's clothing free from the mud and dirt when driving in an open
motorcar. Imagine this with a scarf and goggles! Génial
for anyone looking for steampunk look as well. Really the only thing
wrong is that most all the buttons are gone, so you will need to
replace them… but the fact that there were 3 buttons on each cuff
is quite attractive once you get those buttons replaced! Measures: 
up to 36" bust, up to 33" waist, up to 43" hips, 33" long from
shoulder to hem. Great for you automobile enthusiasts!

$ 385.

Approx. – SIZE 6(check
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# 5422 – c. 1920's Black Silk
Crepey Chiffon Sheer Dress! 

Simple, basic flapper dress
that will be SO comfortable to wear to your next Great Gatsby
event! All you need is a slip… please… I don't want you to get
arrested for indecent exposure and blame me!  1920's slips are
simple to make (so you can make a few in various colors to create
different looks for your 20s chiffon dresses!  Nude colored
slip will look…well, nude.  Black will just give you a solid
look, red will give you that "Titanic" Rose dress look, etc., etc…
I could go on.  The 20s slips are a simple tube of fabric (one
side seam) and then ribbons for straps. Done! Goes on over the head.
So… now check out the dress… sheer bodice in front, tiered
ruffled skirt. The back has ruffles at upper back and more tiered
skirt… and then a side scarf!  Excellent condition with just
one shoulder seam a bit messy.. could have sported a silk flower or
rhinestone ornament in the past.  You can get creative, or just
sew the seam neater (if you care).   Measures:  up to
35" bust, up to 34" waist, up to 38" hips (up to 40" hips if you
blouson it slightly), 48" long from shoulder to hem (without
blouson)… but you can easily make shorter with just basting up
material under one of the ruffles!   The material is
slightly stretchy so comfy!

$ 345.

Approx. – SIZE 4/6(check
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# 7609 – c. 1912 Edwardian Dressing Gown!  Maternity??

I have photographed this printed silk and lace
dressing gown with black satin trim WITH and WITHOUT a pregnant
mannequin.  OK…. in the spirit of full disclosure, the
mannequin is not actually pregnant. She's too old! 🙂
And I'm not actually sure this was a maternity gown, but it just had
that look when I put he on the mannequin, so… you can decide and
look at the photos both ways.  The lace at high collar and yoke
is also inset at the sleeves.  Nice touch!  The waistline
is high empire as you can see with the original black satin
waistband, bow and long streamers.  There is a bit of black
velvet trim at the neck and above the white lacey cuffs. 
Closes with hooks as most Edwardian gowns.  A lovely piece with
a few minor issues.  The silk taffeta is shattered under the
ecru lace (hardly seen), and there are a few tiny areas of silk
weakness (tiny holes/minor tears – see photos) on the skirt. 
You can barely see any of the issues until you search due to the
print.  Even when I point them out in the photos, I had to take
extreme close-up photos of the issues!   Measures: up to
30" bust, 54" long from shoulder to hem.  You'll need to re-sew
the hooks at the back neck as well.  Should take you all of 5
minutes. 🙂  A lovely display gown or to wear carefully.

$ 565.

Approx. – SIZE 00(check
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             # 11127 – c. 1897/1898
Victorian Bodice of Black Satin with Colorful Embroidery! 
NEAR MINT
CONDITION!
This incredible bodice came
from the same estate as quite a few pieces up now. C'était
SOME wealthy woman!  All her pieces look to be of French
origin, yet there are NO labels on anything… SO…. as happened
even back then, labels were removed to get fashions through customs
into the USA.  If you go back into the newspapers of the time
you will see quite a few arrests for this practice!  This piece
is in NEAR MINT condition!  So rare to find!  DAMN the
black satin skirt is no longer with it, but at least that is
something you could actually find, or make to go with this
bodice…. not that many of you can fit into it, but still… for
display, it's killer!!!   The detail or the nearly origami
tailoring of the right bodice is also fabulous… check it out… I
lightened the photos so you can see.   The embroidery is
surprisingly colorful and … well….this is one of the best black
pieces you'll find. Even the lining is near mint condition… and
pretty! Measures: 29" bust, 12" across back, up to 23" waist.
$ 685.

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
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            # 11126 – c. 1897/1898 Victorian
Bodice of Yellow Silk Crepe and Brown Velvet with Embroidery! 

NEAR MINT
CONDITION!
I love when a fashionable
piece so quickly evokes an era!  This incredible bodice came
from the same estate as quite a few pieces up now. C'était
SOME wealthy woman!  All her pieces look to be of French
origin, yet there are NO labels on anything… SO…. as happened
even back then, labels were removed to get fashions through customs
into the USA.  If you go back into the newspapers of the time
you will see quite a few arrests for this practice!  This piece
is in NEAR MINT condition!  So rare to find!  The only
thing wrong you will find is ever so slight dust/dirt at ruffled
collar and at cuff.  Frankly, you think you have gone back in
time and bought this new!!  Killer gorgeous ruched sleeves,
ruffled front and collar, gathered back all of yellow silk crepe! 
This is all trimmed in a rich brown silk velvet at waist (with large
bow), neckline and the fantastic shrunken "bolero" and capped
shoulder epaulettes!!  Since this doesn't have a skirt, you
could create one of brown velvet which would tie in beautifully…
or just use as a display piece (what I used to do!).  I used to
buy the most exquisite bodices, hang on padded hangers and use push
pins in my bedroom wall to create a 360 degree wall-to-wall, floor
to ceiling museum!  It was so fabulous that I (well, I and my
room) were profiled in the Sunday Boston Globe magazine section and
on TWO shows on the local Channel 5, WCVB-TV … not to mention on
the international A&E TV show, "The Incurable Collector"!  
Yup…. all just for having a great display of fabulous antique
clothing on my walls! If you want to start a collection, always buy
the BEST you can afford in the best condition you can afford…
hence I allow LAYAWAY to give everyone a chance to buy the best!
Measures:  29" bust, 22" waist.  Not really wearable size
for most modern women.  
$ 865.

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
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            # 11130 – c. 1900 Victorian
Bodice of Silver Greenish Gray Brocade with Deep Green and Rose
Colored Velvet and Beaded Trim! 
This incredible bodice came
from the same estate as quite a few pieces up now. C'était
SOME wealthy woman!  All her pieces look to be of French
origin, yet there are NO labels on anything… SO…. as happened
even back then, labels were removed to get fashions through customs
into the USA.  If you go back into the newspapers of the time
you will see quite a few arrests for this practice!  This piece
is delightful!  Gorgeous material!! And the beading, as you can
see, is lovely gold beads with white, pink and light blue faux
pearls.  Masterful tailoring, but as with one of the other
pieces from this estate, the beading is attached on a white braiding
and then sewn on the garment.  So, it's possible the beading
was added to the original piece… STILL done at some early date,
but perhaps added??  No sure… I've just not seen this before. 
Some of the beading is missing, and seems a bit unfinished at the
back waist (perhaps there was a bow or pin there). Mais avec
all the high-end pieces from this estate… these are fantastic!!
Even the lining is in Near Mint condition… and pretty!!  
Vérifiez-le! Measures:  31" bust, 10.5" across back, up
to 25" waist.
        
 $ 685.

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
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            # 4176 –
RARE
c. 1925/1926 MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY,
Sports Apparel
Gray Tweed Suit Dress with Original Silk
Blouse!  Larger
Taille! Yup, this is
what women wore to play sports:  golf, badminton, croquet,
shuffleboard .. you know all those genteel sports of leisure in the
early 20th Century.  This is quite rare to find with the "sport
apparel" label.   It's a 3-piece outfit… all original…
even down to the mother-of-pearl cufflinks!!  And the fact that
no moths found this outfit for the past 90 years is awesome!! 
Dress of ivory silk top and gray tweed pleat front skirt.  Then
comes the matching ivory silk blouson blouse with cufflinks. 
Then the matching gray tweed jacket.  Measures:  Dress: up
to 40" bust, (however there seems to be a way to increase to 43/44"
bust, and the old size label reads "44") up to 41" waist, up to 45"
hips, 46" long from shoulder to hem. Blouse measures up to 52" bust,
up to 46" hips,  Jacket measures:  up to 44" bust, 26"
long jacket.   Dress does on over the head, no closures. 
A perfect museum piece for any "sports" exhibit.  Or if you're
like me… who just adores the sports fashion (probably because I'm
a couch potato and this is the closest I get to working out!!!! :),
you'll want this for your collection. Excellent condition all
pieces! Only issue is the inner skirt bottom silk lining that is
shattered.  I could remove it and you'd never know it was
there, but I will let you decide.

$ 965.

Approx. – SIZE 4/6(check
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             # 6992 – c. 1920's Black Silk OverDress with
Chinese 3-D Beaded Design! LARGER SIZE!
            Là
are lots of lovely 1920s beaded dresses still around, but every
once in a while I trip across one that sets my heart a flutter.
Sadly my photos don't do this justice as I can't seem to capture
the exciting actual 3-dimensional design.  Yup, the beading
is built up in certain areas to create an extra dimension…
even without your 3-D glasses!  As you can see, this is an
overdress, or I guess more accurately, this is s dress that just
needs an underdress / slip as you can see the front skirt is
open, and the "v" neckline is quite low!  The beauty of
that is you can choose whatever color appeals to you and with
just a simple tube shaped underdress with ribbon straps (simple
enough for even the worse seamstress to make) you can have a few
different underdresses for variety.  I photoshopped the
dress to show how it might look with black under, but would look
great with red or blue, nude or gold… whatever! Vérifiez s'il vous plaît
out the design elements in the close-up photos which includes
Chinese temples, flowers, and weeping branches. Excellent
condition with just a few lavender hued blue beads missing from
around the armholes. Measures:  up to 40" bust, up to 35"
waist, up to 42" hips, 40" long from shoulder to hem. Comme
you'll see if you click to see the additional
photos…incredibly the SAME dress sold elsewhere, but there's
was "backward"!   The opening was at the scoop neck
side rather than the deep "v" neck side!   Strange!!! 
But if nothing else I am showing theirs as from a historic
fashion perspective, it's fascinating!  As they wrote in
their description.. which is accurate:  "The level of work
in this piece would only be found in the highest couture of
aujourd'hui! Museum Quality!"  So true!!!

$
1,685.

Approx. – SIZE 10
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# 11112 – c. 1905 Battenburg
Lace Coat with Velvet, Pleated Chiffon and Patterned Silk Lining! 
This is one of those antique pieces that you have to see in person
to believe!!!  You get LOST in the detail as it's layer upon
layer of gorgeousness.  It stars with an ecru Battenburg coat
with slightly bell sleeves with matching ecru velvet cloud-shape
outlined inserts here and there and a few grape clusters.  That
alone is gorgeous enough, however, under that is a thin layer of
pleated chiffon at front and under that, another flat layer of
chiffon.  Under THAT, or actually the lining, is an ecru and
pink patterned silk of wheat sheaths design. The incredible beauty
here is that the opposite side of the lining shows as pink and white
through the sheer chiffon!!! And this shows though as a muted
patterned pink through the Battenburg lace!!  Seen especially
at the cuffs.  The inside is all trimmed in a daisy embroidered
edge. I could spend hours just looking at this piece! 
Condition is Excellent for the exterior, and just fair/good
interior… still great for something this fragile to have survived
at all.  There are a few leg breaks in the Battenburg lace
(easy fix for a seamstress).  Inside, there are some tears in
the chiffon pleating, but not terrible.  The worst part is the
shattering of the pink silk lining (see photos) at the top of the
lining and throughout there are vertical slits/shatter.  I'd
love to see this go to a museum, or to someone who will stabilize
the lining to keep this coat from being destroyed.  It's just
too fabulous to lose!! If perfect, this is worth SO much more! 
Measures: 44" long from shoulder to hem.
Also Listed in the Museum
Section.

         $ 1,645.

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            # 7610 – c. 1920's
MANGONE, New York / I. Magnin
Black Rayon Crepe Beaded Coat! 
LARGER SIZE!
You've gotta read the history
of Philip Mangone who designed this coat!  Philip
Mangone (1884-1957) was born into a family of Italian
tailors. His father immigrated into the United States and trained
Philip at home, doing piecework that was commonly done by people in
their homes. As a teenager Philip went to work in alterations at B.
Altman. He then worked for a variety of New York firms, in clothing
construction and design. Mangone opened his business, Mangone
Models, in 1916. By the 1920s his coats and suits were being sold in
over 200 stores nationwide and were quite expensive. During WWII he
designed the uniform for the WACs. He was considered one of
America's premier suit and coat designers until his death in
1957. Here's the wild part:  Mangone traveled often to Europe
to buy fabrics and to view the Paris collections. In 1919, upon his
return to the U.S., he was arrested and charged with smuggling.
Apparently he bought a jeweled mesh bag in Paris that he had not
declared at customs. His biggest travel adventure happened in 1937
when he returned from Europe on the Zeppelin Hindenburg. Il était
badly burned when the Zeppelin crashed and spent most of the next
year recovering in hospitals. The first thing he did when released
was to take a flight to Chicago, to prove to himself that he was
still not afraid to fly. WOW. So this is one of his early pieces
from the 1920s. Black rayon crepe with rows of silver and magenta
glass bugle beads that accent the collar and sleeves and form a
decorative diagonal line from front to back.  The sleeves are
accented with a deep band of cut-out latticework.  Measures: up
to 48" bust, up to 50" hips, 44" long from shoulder to hem. 
Excellent condition with only a few beads missing… you'll barely
notice. Shown on a size 6 mannequin, and it's way big on her! Also Listed in the Furs,
etc. Section.

         $ 785.

Approx. – SIZE 14/16(check
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            # 6244 – c. 1905
RARE
Irish Crochet Fancy Girl's "Graduation" Dress! 

            I don't really know what this
was worn for, but I'm sure this was the BEST dress in her closet.
Perhaps worn for graduation (see the other graduation dresses
etching from 1905) Or a for a portrait painting? Obviously owned by
some young very wealthy girl (you know… for those of you who
watched "Little House on the Prairie", this would have been worn by
the Nellie Oleson character! 🙂 I can just see her with the large
satin ribbons on her hair and high button shoes! 🙂   But
as you probably already know, Irish Crochet lace garments were not
cheap, so she would have been one lucky gal!  Amazingly, this
isn't tiny, so I'm showing this on a woman's size 4/6 dressform
(incredibly large for a teenage girl from that era!). YEA!!! 
Measures:  34-36" bust, up to 29" waist, 42" long from shoulder
to hem.   As it's Irish Crochet, it will give a bit. 
Excellent condition!!! Nearly perfect! Il y a
extremely minor leg breaks (only a few – I show one so you can see
how minor my even mentioning it!), and needs a few hook/eyes at the
back, but otherwise…. near perfection!   Just add a
slip….. please!   😉  Oh, and meant to be worn as
you see with the pigeon front, but if you want, you can pull down
the dropped waist a bit and the pigeon pretty much disappears….
just an option for you.   I didn't hook the upper
back/neck as this dressform has a bit of a hunch, so I didn't want
to stretch the dress.  
$ 1,265.

Approx. – SIZE 4/6(check
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            # 11050 – c. 1910 Exquisite
Embroidered, Net, Lace and Beaded Edwardian Blouse! 
Hou la la! Nice to know that after
nearly 50 years of collecting antique/vintage clothing (yes, my
first purchase was age 10)… more info coming soon… but SNEAK
PREVIEW!

$ 585.

Approx. – SIZE 0(check
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            # 6060 – c. 1903 Edwardian White
Cotton Embroidered Lawn Dress! 
            Another pretty and different
Gibson Girl era white lawn dress!  This one has a surprising
almost sexy "off the shoulder" look with the wide boat neck off the
very high, very lacy neck.  The sleeves are just starting to
show the puffy mid-1905/1906 muttonsleeve… and has the classic
pigeon front from the Gibson Girl era.  The detailing of the
embroidery, Val lace and drawnwork is of a beautiful design
throughout.  Measures: up to 34" bust, up to 24" waist, 41"
long from shoulder to hem in front, and 46" long in back!!  I show
it with and without a pink sash but it doesn't come with it.. just
to give you an idea.  You can just buy a simple colored ribbon
to tie in front or back.  Shown over a petticoat that doesn't
some with it either.  Too short anyway, but shows you if you
use a nude or colored slip that you will see the detailing of the
lace more!  Excellent condition!  

  Also Listed in the 
Wedding Category.

$ 765.

Approx. – SIZE: 0/2(check
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            # 11049 – c. 1900's Purple/Blue Wool
2-piece Suit with Black Faille Trim!
 Here's another piece that will look purple in certain lights and
blue in other lights, so I won't even bother to call it one or the
autre. It's somewhere in-between. I love the design…
especially the skirt with the unique "diamond" pointed waist and
soutache at top… and I also love the many "military" button design
on both the skirt and the jacket.  Always been one of my
favorite looks in suits!!! So now… the bad news. Tous les deux
the jacket and the skirt are riddled with small moth holes. 🙁
You will see them here and there, and as you can see, there is just
a bit of fading on one sleeve – though it's worse in the photo than
in person.  So… if you love "her", you just have to deal with
the fact that the moths loved it as well over the 100+ years. 
Oh, and one of the buttons has lost the faille, so will need to be
recovered.  Measures:  up to 36" bust, 27/28" waist, 42" long
skirt from waist to hem in front, 43" long in back. Lined in ivory
silk.

$ 425.

Approx. – SIZE: 6/8(check
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            # 11051 – c. 1915 Purple Silk
Print Dress with Blue Lace Trim! 
OK, I call this purple, and it is… in certain lights. Dans
other lights you will think I'm crazy and it will look blue!  
SO before you call me nuts, take the dress into various lights and I
will be vindicated! Whatever the color, it's great. Check-out
the close up photos to see the detail of the tiny hanging balls from
the double hanging sash lined in a pink silk to match the very thin
pink trim at the neck and sleeves.  The major trim is blue lace
in assymetrical design.  Ecru lace completes the look. 
Excellent condition.  Measures: 33/34" bust, 27" high waistline,
51" long from shoulder to hem.  No wide shoulders for
this gown.  Lined in cotton so it's
in great shape inside and out. GREAT dress to wear with your 1915
era Automobile Club, or to your WWI party, or first year Downton
Abbey party!!

$ 685.

Approx. – SIZE: 2/4(check
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            # 5994 – c. 1928/1929 Pink Silk
Chiffon Flapper Dress with Silver Beads!

At first glance, this
dress is killer, but sadly it has some issues.  There are beads
missing (there are thousands more still there!) in the intricate
tiny beaded design all over the front and back bodice and hipline.
The double layered chiffon skirt (top layer being hanging scarves)
has some spots and tiny holes and some discoloration. There is
underarm discoloration as well, and one tiny hole at upper back
middle.  This dress can be worn, and none of the problems are
overly distracting, but that's why it's priced accordingly. 
Still you gotta love it!!  Measures:  up to 35" bust, up
to 35/36" hips (shown on 36" hips, and it's slightly tight, so
smaller would be better).     
FINAL SALE ITEM!

$ 565.

Approx. – SIZE: 2/4(check
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            # 11005 – c. 1910-1912
White Embroidered, Lace and Cutwork Lawn Dress!
Celles-ci
white cotton or linen dresses of the Edwardian era were called lawn
dresses, or lingerie dresses, or "whites"… and probably lots of
other names as well. Basically they were the summer day dresses and
could be worn with a variety of colored slips/linings.  Usually
pink or light blue were the most popular, but you can make a
statement with black, nude or just about any other color under you
would like! Please just wear SOMETHING under!! 🙂
This dress is one of those easily wearable ones… no high neck to
choke you, 3/4 length sleeves, wide waistband inset to wear with or
without a belt or sash, and nice lace design throughout.  Tiny
crochet buttons up the back.  Excellent condition with just a
slight "messiness" at back waist (see photo).  Measures: 
33" bust, up to 26" slightly empire waist, up to 40" hips, 53.5"
long from shoulder to hem. 

  Also Listed
in the Wedding Section

$ 465.

Approx. – SIZE: 0/2(check
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            # 4180 – c. 1869

EXTREMELY RARE Warp Print Silk 3-piece Trained
Ballgown!! MUSEUM QUALITY AND DESIGN!
je
confess…I've been holding on to this gown for years now…. One of
My PERSONAL favorites!!  I'm told it's a warp silk print..
though I'm not an expert on textiles, so I will just have to go with
il. I'm an expert on BEAUTY, and this has all the "bells and
whistles" you could possibly want in a 1860s gown!  Fantastic
floral silk fabric.  Unique and Incredible PANSY flower lace
trim!!!!! Spring green silk ribbons and bows. Sucré
short puffy sleeves.  Train (every fancy gown should have one
in my book!).  The original "apron" belt with rosette bow at
front, large bow at back and inside lining pocket!  This piece
could COULD be worn as a fichu (if you want to change up the style
for the times… just sayin'!).  All in all… this is one of
the MOST wonderful summer fancy ballgowns from the era you will see
outside of a museum.   Shown on my size 2 mannequin and
fits her.  I can get measurements, but really this is one that
belongs on display and not worn.  It's in NEAR MINT condition
other than a spot on the front skirt (see last 2 photos) that blend
in with the print, but certainly there.   It's in very
wearable condition, I just prefer you don't "hurt" her! Elle est
143 years old after all… and still looks fresh as a daisy!!! 

  Also Listed
in the Museum Section.

$ 7,500.

(Up to 12 month layaway available)

Approx. – SIZE:  2 (check
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            # 5993 – c. 1912 White Linen Cutwork
Edwardian Lawn Dress!  Slightly Trained! 
OK all… HEADS UP!!!  For the lovers of "Somewhere in Time"
movie,  1912 is an important year! Only those who have seen the
movie will appreciate this!!   If you want to dress in the
original vintage 1912 era dress, I have this beauty for you!!!! 
It could use a soaking to brighten it up to white, but it's in damn
good condition otherwise.  I see two small spots, one upper
bust, and one on shoulder. Picky, Picky, Picky. Charmant
cutwork design all over front and back.  Second layer skirt
like tunic and empire waistline dates this to 1912. 3/4 length
scalloped edged sleeves.  Closes at the back with tiny crochet
buttons (see photo).  Those buttons could also use a good
soaking… though if they are wooden under, that may not be possible
to totally brighten.  But if you're gonna be THAT picky, you
probably shouldn't be looking at something 100 years old! 🙂
Imagine how YOU are gonna look at that age!!!!   Um???? 
The pink ribbon sash was just added by me (doesn't come with it)…
just get your own ribbon at the local craft or fabric shop. 
Measures:  34" bust, up to 27" underbust, 54" long from
shoulder to hem in front, 55" long in back, so best for petite 5'2"
woman if you want it to graze the ground.   Otherwise if you are
taller, you can always wear a longer slip under to match!  
No wide shoulders. Parce que
this is linen, it will hold up easily for another 100 years!!!!!

$ 645.

Approx. – SIZE:  2/4(check
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            # 6165 – c. early 1900's White
Linen/Cotton Boy's Sailor Suit with Embroidered Anchor on Sleeve! 
I usually don't sell children's clothes, but… isn't there ALWAYS a
but on my website!….  when I find great pieces, no matter
what they are… I just have to go for it!  I bought this with
not a second of hesitation!  Probably from the WWI era, but I
don't know for sure the exact dating… it's certainly no newer than
the 1920s.  Gotta love the embroidered red anchor on the one
sleeve.  The shorts have buttonholes inside the waistband. 
The matching belt comes off, so nice to know it survived with the
rest of the suit!   Near Mint condition!!! 
Fantastic!!!!  Measures 33" chest,  25" waist, 16" long
pants from waist to hem. It's a bit large for this boy mannequin, so
hard for me to judge the age or size of little boys clothing, so
please just go with the measurements.  Museum Worthy!!!

$ 565.

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            # 7454 – "1920s Look" Bright Tomato Orangey Red
Velvet Dress!  

            Yes, it DOES look like a
vintage circa 1920s dress, and it fooled me at first look. 
However, after checking it out in person, I'd say it's a homemade
dress from possibly the 1940s or 50s (due to the side metal zipper),
possibly made as a 1920s costume.  So it's a vintage dress
either way!  But I'm including in this section of my website as
it has that 20s look you might be seeking for an affordable price. 
The velvet is very soft and bright!  Wide shoulder straps are
great for those of you, like me, want to wear a bra under. le
skirt of this dress drapes up to a large hip swag.   Lined
in a silky red nylon material. Excellent condition.  Measures: 
up to 37" bust, up to 32" waist, up to 41" hips, 46" long from
shoulder to hem.

$ 235.

Approx. – SIZE 4 – 16 (nearly one size fits all)(check
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            # 5951 – c. early 1904 Black Silk Taffeta Bolero
(or Eton Jacket) with Lovely Ecru Brocade Trim! WEARABLE
SIZE!! 
 Here's your fashion history
lesson for the day… An "Eton Jacket" is: 

a short black jacket with long
sleeves, wide lapels, and an open front.  So… I don't know
what the wide lapels have to do with it… seems pretty irrelevant
to me, but hey.  So this is a modified Eton Jacket.. OK?  
Or just call it a bolero jacket if you prefer.  Black silk
taffeta with puffed sleeves.  Simple and basic wardrobe piece,
however this one happens to be a bit more exciting due to the
Oriental themed figural ecru brocade trim down the open front. 
You'll have to look at all the photos to see the details. Wearable
size of up to 35" bust (shown on a 35" bust mannequin) and 14" long
from shoulder to hem.  3/4 length sleeves. Lined in off-white
silk.  At first glance and feel, it's in Excellent condition
inside and out.  However, if you look closely, you will see
that the hemline of the bolero is worn, and one slit tearing at the
seam on one shoulder.  There are no closures (duh) making this
an Eton.

$ 235.

Approx. – SIZE 2-small 6(check
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            # 5946 – c. 1909/1910 Edwardian Dress of Pink Silk and White Lace
with Embroidered and Silk Taffeta Waistband!
 Such a pretty little thing! 🙂  This is a photo of the BACK of
the dress, but it was so pretty that I just had to show that first. 
The front is all white lace with the pink silk almost like a robe
over!  Nicely different.  And if you are like me, you are
thrilled when you find items that aren't the typical… because
after 45 years of collecting, you want to find unique!  That
was makes vintage so exciting…. it's finding those needles in the
haystack… the items that make your heart go pitter-patter! 
So what do ya think of this one??  It's small though Measures:
up to 32" bust, up to 24" waist, 48" long from shoulder to hem. 
Now it's time for you to look at all the other photos… see the
white lace at the sleeves, at the back, down the front… check out
the fabulous embroidered design at back belt, and the watered silk
taffeta designed waistband at front.  The only issue with this
dress is that there is some minor shattering to the taffeta
waistband. 🙁    So, all you small gals… this dress
is waiting for you!!!! 🙂  Due to the length, it was likely a
dress for a younger woman or teenager.  But if you like it,
just wear with high button shoes or boots and make the short length
work for you!

$ 685.

Approx. – SIZE 0/2(check
measurements above)

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            # 6991 – c. early 1920's Black Beaded 2-piece Flapper Dress! 
You can wear SHORT or LONG!
LARGER SIZE!
 Fantastic!! 
TWO DRESSES IN ONE!
je
found this for those of you who always wonder why I don't have items
for those of you who aren't a size 0… of course then I get a few
girls saying, "damn, everything I love is too large". je
just can't win!!!!! 🙁   So I just have to go about my
business and hope that the right person finds the perfect dress at
the correct time.  If you loo at the additional photos you will
see that there is a long underdress with 2-tiered beading at the
bottom.  And then a short fully beaded overdress which (if you
find another short slip) you can wear as a short dress!!!!  
Whoopie!!!   Excellent condition.  The underslip has
a side inset that is a different color (I don't know why), but it's
unseen under the dress.  Measures: up to 44" bust up to 39"
waist (1" below natural waist), up to 44" hips, 36-40" long dress
from shoulder to hem, and 60" long with underdress from shoulder to
hem.

$ 1,685.

Approx. – SIZE 10 – 14(check measurements above)

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            # 5933 – c. 1900 White Irish Crochet
Blouse or Irish Crochet Bodice!
Wearable Size!  SO Desirable! 
            I have to call it both blouse
and bodice as it depends on what you decide to pair with it.  
You can modernize the look with modern separates, or wear it with a
long skirt for the correct Turn of the Century look. Si vous
are REALLY lucky, you already have an Irish Crochet skirt and you've
just been waiting for the perfect Irish Crochet blouse to pair with
it!  This blouse is in Near Mint condition and in a wearable
size!  Whoo whoo!  Hooks up the back.  Measures: 
40" bust, up to 31" waist, 17" long shoulder to waistline, 21" long
in all. The measurements are large, but you probably don't want to
be that size, as it's best not to stress antique pieces…. and it
looks quite nice on me at 34" bust, 27" waist (though the shoulders
on this blouse are wider than most)!  You will obviously need
to wear a slip under – do I REALLY need to tell you that????

$ 875.

Approx. – SIZE 6-10
(check measurements above)

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         #5886 – c. 1920's Black Silk Chiffon and Black
Velvet Cape Coat! 
         I wish you could have been standing
next to me when I was trying to figure out exactly how to wear this
piece!! 🙂 Pretty funny.  It's designed like a 1870's mantle
which was a "retro" design in the 1920's! 🙂  And then to make
it harder, the interior is so beautiful, that it was hard to believe
it wouldn't be seen when worn, so I kept trying to figure out how to
wear it with the gold braid and smocking at neckline showing. 
But finally… I got it. Unique to say the least!! Noir
silk chiffon is draped from the "nehru" collar and there is a slit
for your arms to go through (as you see).  The hipline follows
a typical 1920s piece and you just gotta love the black velvet trim
which just "pops" under the sheer chiffon. There is no closure
currently at the neckline, so I just added a rhinestone pin (that
doesn't come with it).  You can use anything you have, or just
add a hook/eye if you prefer. Excellent condition. le
only issue to mention (as I'm very picky as you probably already
know), it that the velvet neck seems a bit unfinished or something.  
Just seems like perhaps a replacement as it's more like black velvet
ribbon that was formed into a collar… and yet, it matches the
other black velvet so well, that I it could all be original and
correct and I'm just looking for things to say! 🙂
Whatever… it's still a remarkable 1920's cape/coat/mantle! 🙂 Will
fit just about anyone small-medium. 48" long from shoulder to hem.

 Also Listed in the
Furs, etc. Section.

$ 585.

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         #1715 –
EXTREMELY RARE c. 1912-1919
KAPO Life-Saving Ocean Waistcoat! Fabriqué
by the Kapo Manufacturing Co, 114 Bedford Street, Boston,
Massachusetts! Also called "Kapo Kantsink (or Neversink) Garments"! 
THINK TITANIC!  
I have been holding on to this for 12 years now… as it's just so
incredibly rare and special. Original came to me from a Maritime
Collection estate sale.  In researching, I found this original
advertisement showing the exact time I have from a 1915 publication. 
This gray pinstripe (cotton canvas?) was meant to be worn by a
well-dressed gentleman under his jacket while on-board… just in
case! You have to understand… this was designed soon after the
sinking of the Titanic… where only 338 of the 1690 adult male
passengers and crew survived as it was "Women and Children first"
into the lifeboats.  The material is used all the way around
(no satin back) with back adjustable belt buckle and buttons down
the front.. even comes with two pockets at front.  It's filled
with vertical channels of "kapok", a specially treated vegetable
fibre that can't puncture (!)… this according to the
articles I've researched about this waistcoat and manufacturing
company.  Excellent condition with just the tiniest issues. 
I found yet another ad that gave the original price as $12 back in
1918… quite affordable for the time!  An original Titanic
lifevest sold for $60,000+ a few years ago. Just FYI! C'est
a wearable men's size… probably about a 42.  
NEW LISTING! 

Also Listed in the
1850-1920's Section.

$
2,500.

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        # 6763 – c. 1890
VICTORIAN Jet Black and Gold Glass Beading Bodice on Net with Open
Beaded Sleeves!

         Just when Regal is back (thanks to William
and Kate!), this jet bead  and glass gold beaded bodice on
black cotton netting looks like something a Princess would have
worn!  A tiny Princess…. as it's too small for my size 2
mannequin (should close all the way down the front) but looks just
as beautiful like this.  I adore the gold and black bead
sleeves which are totally open created from a lattice work of draped
beading. And the hemline fringe of black and gold beading. 
Very fitted shape, to hip length at front and shorter in back with a
small "bustle". Measures:  32" bust, 22" waist, 12" across back
between sleeves, 26" long at longest.  Really best for 3-D
display but would look equally FANTASTIC in shadow box!! Ses
really in wonderful condition, though there are some issues. 
Pulling of netting away from collar due to weight (easily repaired)
and someone at some point added an extra netting layer for stability
at front (hardly seen!), and just a few beads missing in one area
(see photo)… again easily fixed with similar beads.  
For age and elaborateness, it's spectacular!!!  You'd expect to
see a Pingat label, but no label exists.  Put this on layaway
for $411/month… and then it's YOURS!!

$ 1,645.

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#2624
– c. 1910 FOLLER Gowns, Baltimore Ecru Silk
Satin Trained Wedding Gown With Silk Fringe – With or Without Beaded
Fringe Applique! OK… here's what I've gone and done. 
I found this elegant ecru silk satin Edwardian wedding gown with
terrific handmade lace yoke and neck, dramatic fringed lace panels
at bustline, and silk fringe all over the edges of the gown front
and back! So for those of you who love Armani, you will love the
gown alone.  However, for those of you (like me) who can't
resist a little "Bob Mackie flash"… I pinned on a silver beaded
ornamental piece with beaded fringe (!) that echoes the fringe on
the dress.  This piece just looks so great on this gown, I just
had to offer it with the gown.  So… your choice.. with or
without (priced separately). So let's start with just the gown.
Please look at the close-up photos to see the detailing! Ses
subtle, but great! The gown is in Excellent condition on the
exterior! The only thing I could find wrong was a small water stain
on the hemline.  However, just like most Edwardian gowns, the
lining is shredding and will need to be replaced if you want to
wear.  Though it would take a pretty small gal to wear! 
The gown measures: 31" bust, 23" empire waist, 13" across back, 13"
neck, 57" long in front from shoulder to hem, 67" long in back.
Note: the mannequin is 32.5" bust and it fits her just… but she
has a tendency not to breathe or move, so you probably want to be a
bit smaller. 
Also Listed in the Wedding Section.

$ 1,175.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0 
            
 (check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
# 4330 –
c. 1891
Maison
Lipman, 2, Rue de la Paix,
2, PARIS, France
2-piece Trained
Dinner Gown of Ivory Brocade
of Pastel Flower Sprigs! 
NEAR MINT Exterior!!  

Though Maison Lipman is not
a well-known label, in
researching, I read this
from the 1889 "Woman's
World" book, Volume II,
edited by Oscar Wilde: "The
illustration… represents a
gown made for the Queen of
Portugal by the Maison
Lipman, 2 Rue de la Paix – a
rich and delicate creation
in lace and soft textures." 
And in the 1890 Volume III: 
"The Maison Lipman has not
been behindhand in making up
the dresses that have been
seen at every fashionable
gathering."  And you
likely know that Rue de la
Paix was THE great couture
dress designers street (with
Paquin at #3, Worth at #7,
Doucet at #21 and Cartier at
Cartier at #13). Donc si
you want a great Parisian
Couture Victorian Gown in
NEAR MINT condition (there
are imperfections in the
bodice lining – just a
little lining taffeta
replacement under the collar
is all that is really needed
– and there is slight
tearing of embroidered
chiffon gauze on one cuff)
of LOVELY pastel floral
brocade ivory silk satin
fabric … from a label good
enough for A
QUEEN!!!!!!!…..look no
plus loin. Not to
mention the fact that 1891
shape of the high puff
sleeves is just too
fabulous!  Tiny size at 30" bust,
21"
waist bodice, 24" waist
skirt, 40" long skirt from
waist to hem in front, 60"
long in back makes it a
wonderful display gown. 
PLEASE look at the close-up
photos to see the fabric. 
Even the teeny 5 buttons on
the sleeves are brocaded in
the pink, yellow, gold and
white on ivory!  

 Also Listed in the Museum Category.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 000
(check
measurements above)

SOLD

            
# 7324 –  c. 1900 –
1913 Victorian / Edwardian
Irish Crochet Over Coat!

Irish Crochet! The most
highly covered lace these
days.  And this is the
best piece to purchase as it
will fit a few different
sizes, and you can wear it
with or over a variety of
pieces for loads of
different looks.  
I'm showing over a pink 1916
dress (doesn't come with it)
just to give you an idea of
the length and how it might
look on you. Excellent
condition, except the
extraordinarily lovely
"wisteria" ball decorations
at the front are discolored
(see photos) along with a
bit of the upper left (or
right depending) where it
bled into that area likely
from being stored with the
balls laying on that area. 
I never soak anything (as I
have two left thumbs and
would likely destroy more
than I would clean), so if
you are good at cleaning…
you luck out!! Parce que
otherwise… it's
fantastic… just the most
minor leg breaks, easily
fixed!!!!  Measures: 
up to 36" bust though you
can wear it open at the
front if you are larger..
but again… no very wide
backs (as is pretty much
always the case with
Victorian pieces), 47" long
from shoulder to hem. 
3/4 length sleeves. 
Looks awesome on!!!!!

$ 1,750. 
          

SOLD

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            #3984
            – c. 1888 Connell, Chicago Black and Taupe/Mauve Faconne Velvet
            Dolmanette with Ostrich Feather Trim! Every
            well-dressed Victorian woman owned at least one fancy
            velvet dolman or mantle…. it was the pashmina or
            poncho of the times! 🙂 Many were lavish and highly
            decorated and this is no exception. Some of the
            photos you will see were lightened to see detail of
            black velvet, but it's the beauty of the flocked
            faconne velvet in a highly stylized leaf motif that
            is so special.. in a pinky taupe and moss green edged
            in black velvet… has the look of stained glass!
            Trimmed in black ostrich feathers, lined in black
            satin. Excellent condition with perhaps some feather
            loss. Tiny seam tears of lining at collar (see
            photos).

SOLD

Approx. –
            SIZE (check
            measurements above)

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            # 6748 –
        
            
c. 1880's

            
         MUSEUM WORTHY

            
         Fully Embroidered Paisley
Silk Mantle or Dolman Cape with Chenille
Fringe! 

Museum Deaccession! 
At first glance you will
think this is a lovely silk
brocade fabric. 
HOWEVER, when you look more
closely, you will discover
that it's a fully
embroidered paisley design. 
The mantle is trimmed in
long multicolored silk
chenille fringe.  Fully
lined in a red quilted silk. 
4" long multicolor chenille
fringe. You'll see a museum tape
label inside. Shown on a
normal size 4/6 mannequin,
24" long from back neck to
back hem,
so it will fit a current
human size (not just the
tiny Victorian women!).  
Excellent condition inside
and out. I can't believe
this isn't some designer
piece from this era…. just
no label found.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4/6(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 6882 – 

c. 1930's Fabulous
Looking Green Chiffon and Devore Cut Velvet! 

Not in perfect condition, but MAN is it GORGEOUS!! 
See photos.

SOLD

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            # 0155 – c. 1905 Light Green
Silk Print 2-piece Gown with Chiffon Sleeves! 
            I have owned this gown for
nearly 20 years! But it's time for "her" to be seen by others and
enjoyed by a new Mom (or Dad).  Lovely sheer lace high neck and
yoke. Double balloon chiffon sleeves over silk. Charmant
ecru lace detailing "v" design and at cuffs.  The light green
silk print is unique with stripes and bubbles! 
Gorgeous!! Measures:  29" bust, 22" waist, 39" long from waist
to hem in front, 46" long in back. Excellent condition with minor
tears in the lining ONLY, and OK, there are a few hooks/eyes that
need replacing (geesh… picky, picky!).

$ 965.

 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 000 (check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
         # 11462 – c. 1900-1902 Gibson Era
Victorian Trained 2-piece
Chenille and Silk Gown! 
With Original Trained Black
Slip!  WEARABLE
SIZE! 

I have a passion for
anything purple and black! 
I have a jacket in my
personal closet from the
1980s that will forever be
my favorite piece of
wearable clothing…. yup…
lavender and black. 
This 2-piece (or 3-piece if
you include the original
black trained half slip that
comes with it. le
slip is in very good
condition) trained gown was
probably a visiting gown. 
It's AWESOME! And even
better, it's in a modern day
woman's size!  
Love the fabric…. a black
(cotton?) chenille with
purple silk. le
bodice has a black chiffon
overlay that is the only
area with tiny issues.  
Also you'll see that one of
the loopy black velvet
ornaments is missing (you
can see where it went, just
to the left of the other one
– so probably easy enough to
make a new one). There might
have been little black
velvet bows on the ribbons
above, or little jet button
ornaments.  And there
may be a few legs breaks in
that one section of lace –
over the pink velvet (see
close-up photo). Celles-ci
are all SOOOO minor that
they are barely worth
mentioning!!!  
TRUST ME!!!   
Measures: up to 40" bust, up
to 30" waist (28" inner
waistband), 40" long skirt
in front, 53" long in back. 
As with any Victorian era
gown, you'll want narrow
back/shoulders and thinnish
arms. Même le
high neck on this piece is a
good size of 14.5"! 
That alone is rare sizing! 
A pleasure to offer this
gown for sale.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6-10(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
        
            
# 3688 – c. 1876 Parisian
Suit Co., Chicago

            
Paisley and Fringe Wool and Silk Victorian Mantle! Bien que
this could be from the 1880's, I date it to 1876 because of the
"colonial" look of the fabric.  1876 was this country's
centennial, and many of the fashions reflected the colonial look. 
If you don't know, mantles are essentially capes, usually with
longer fronts and bustle back with either straight or "L-bend" cape
sleeves.  This one isn't particularly warm, so could have been
a Spring mantle.  Love the inner vest, the gold rope trim, and
the blue silk lining and collar.  The gold silk fringe runs
around the entire hemline.  Excellent condition… and
beautifully made.  My mother always told me if a design matches
up at a seam, that means it's QUALITY goods… as it takes extra
material.  Check out the back seam!  Excellent condition
with just one issue of a spot on one lapel (see photo).  Add a
pin and you cover the issue! 🙂   Probably how the spot
came to be anyway.  These mantles are pretty much a "one size
fits most" … but those are Victorian women, so as long as you have
a smallish back and likely a XS/Small, you'll be fine. Petit
back Mediums might work as well.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE XS/Small – possible small-back Mediums(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            #7438 – c. 1920's Boudoir Art
Nouveau / Art Deco Black Rayon Printed Floral and Hot Pink Satin
Robe!  The design of this robe is
something between Art Nouveau and Art Deco.  Makes it quite an
interesting historical design. Has no sash, so meant to be worn over
some sexy black teddy I'm sure!   🙂  But would look
fantastic over a simple black dress for eveningwear, or with black
flowing pants for party evening at home, or wear with that same sexy
teddy under.  Measures:  15" across back between armseams,
45" long from shoulder to hem.  Shown on a 35" bust, 36" hip
mannequin, so see how it looks on her. A bit of sloppy stitching at
back of neck (see photo – I'm being very picky as usual!) Excellent
condition, though no belt sash.. sorry… just get a black ribbon.

Approx.
– SIZE Small

SOLD

#6175 – c. 1880's Victorian Black Beaded Dolman Mantle
Lined in Red Satin!
Yeah, OK… so I called this a Mantle as well as a
Dolman only because mantle is most commonly known. cependant,
according to the dictionary… a mantle is a "loose sleeveless coat;
a cloak"… so… this ain't no mantle… and yet, the fashion
magazines of the time called it a mantle! so what's a girl to do????
🙂  Just call it gorgeous! 🙂  Black cut velvet base 
covered with jet black beads creating an exquisite pattern. 
Large jet black bead medallions adorn the cuffs, and drip down the
front of this piece.  Beaded fringe hang off the cuffs and
collar.  This is NOT a piece to wear if you want to wave hello,
hail a cab or hold onto your hat.  You get extreme limited
movement of the arms in this dolmans as they are cut with batwing
sleeves. Fully lined in ruby red silk satin!! Excellent
condition with just some beads missing which you'll never find…
and one small wear in one shoulder, one small tear at stress point
on back "sleeves" – hardly noticeable, but otherwise terrific!! 
Even the lining!  Wearable size for today's size Small woman –
the backs of these are usually too narrow for humans today.. but
this is an exception.  WEARABLE.  Measures: 33-35" bust,
39" long.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE Small(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 7033 – c. 1908 Ivory
Silk Satin and Valenciennes Lace Wedding Dress!
 MUSEUM
Deaccession!
 From a Museum deaccession… still
has the museum tag attached and labeled as a "wedding dress". 
LOVELY silk satin ribbon and Valenciennes lace dress with high neck,
double bell 1/2 sleeves, medallion front bodice, wide waistband
insert. I adore silk Edwardian gowns, and love Edwardian white lawn
dresses… this is like the perfect marriage of the two.  Just
heading into the Edwardian shape… away from the pigeon front
Gibson era bodice.  LOVELY!  (Oh wait, I said that
already!).   Measures: 30/31" bust, 23/24" waist (empire),
up to 38" hips, 52" long from shoulder to hem (so floor length on a
shorter than 5' tall gal!). Excellent condition with just light
stain on front bodice and barely see stain area at skirt bottom (see
photos). Why do you see so many of these gowns with stains on the
bodice???   Well, it was the style of the era to wear
large floral decoration at the bodice… and I'm sure this was the
culprit.  So just consider it historic!  (samples of that
look in the photos below… one of which was a Princess!). Comme
it's so short, this gown would make a WONDERFUL DISPLAY piece for
your room!  I used to have bodices hanging on my walls (on
padded hangers on pushpins and dressforms in the corners!)

$ 985.

             SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00 SHORT(check
measurements above)

SOLD

            
            
            
            # 7908 –
        
            
        c. 1905

            
         Mme. BUGBEE, New York

         Purple Spangled Sequin
Trained One-piece Ballgown! 
Needs Work!

Si
you know my website, you
know I really only like to
sell items that are in great
condition. cependant,
then every once in a while I
find something that is just
so damn spectacular that my
resolve melts and I figure
there are people out there
who CAN sew who would love a
gown this special. le
gown is a black silk taffeta
lining with overlay of black
netting, and that netting is
teeming with thousands of
purple sequins and spangles
all over the dress. 
High neck, 1/2 length
sleeves, blue velvet
hemline, pigeon front bust,
one-piece dress, hooks/eyes
at back, original petersham. 
So what's the problem???  
Much of the sequins and
spangles are still there,
but the black netting needs
to be sewn back onto the
black taffeta lining…. OR
you need to replace the
black taffeta skirt lining
with a newer stronger
taffeta and then deal with
the black netting with the
sequins.  I've tried to
show you the large piece of
netting that needs to be
sewn back around the bottom
of the skirt. Aussi
some of the netting at the
front of the skirt needs
tacking back, and a few of
the sequins are missing at
the front skirt (not a huge
amount, but the vertical
design from the waist to the
top of the sequined skirt is
different on the right from
the left (see photos). Dans
addition, the underarms will
need replacing with newer
fabric if you want to wear
this… otherwise for
display, you can't see
anything wrong with the
underarms.  The gown
probably had a velvet belt
originally so a black velvet
band would look nice.  
Measures:  up to 35"
bust (better to be smaller
as always for antique
gowns), up to 25" waist (as
long as you are working on
the gown, you can increase
the size! 🙂 Priced to be a
final sale item.  
Would need just some taffeta
stabilization and netting
tacking to be displayed.
Would need an overhaul to be
worn.   BUT WOW,
WOW, WOW!!!!!  

FINAL SALE ITEM.

$  695.
          

            
         SOLD

Approx. – SIZE
0-4

(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 11660 – 

Victorian

THAYER, Boston

Ivory Kid
Leather High Button Boots! 
Perhaps Wedding Boots! Celles-ci

boots came from the same
estate as the rare Viault-Este/Thierry
& Sons slippers above…. so
they were likely expensive
when new. Ils
are in great condition
although missing a button on
each boot.  Love the
scalloped top of these boots
that match the scalloped
buttonhole tabs. Dans
great condition, thought
they were worn. 

Aussi
listed in the Hats, and Wedding sections.

$ 465.
          

SOLD

SOLD
            

            # 5914 – c. 1920's
        GEORGE R. TAYLOR Co.,
Wheeling, West Virginia
        
Electric Blue Velvet Flapper Coat! 
             
        
            New to the vintage market from storage in Wilton, CT.  Wilton,
CT… where the median income hovers around $175,000.  So these
people never skimped! 🙂  This simple 1920s wrap coat is all
about the fantastic color of a bright electric blue velvet. je
think it might be a cotton or cotton/silk blend velvet. le
details are in the ruched sleeves and the large collar to wear up or
down.  There are NO closures on this coat.. never were… just
meant to be grabbed and held in a fashionable way.   Fully
lined in an off-white silk.  Excellent condition with just a
slight wear at the very edges of the velvet.  If you get really
picky, there may be some thinning, but I don't know if I'm even
seeing that or not, and I'm VERY picky!!   There is lots
of crushing of the velvet which may or may not be original, but it's
attractive as it is.   And I wouldn't say that if it
wasn't so!   Only my repeat customers know that…. and
there are so many of them, I must be doing something right! 🙂 🙂 🙂 
This coat can really fit anyone… but you should be taller than me
(5'2") as the sleeves are really too long for me.  Measures:
52" around (again this is a wrap coat!!!), 24" long sleeves from
shoulder to cuff, 41" long from shoulder to hem.  This would be
a great coat to dress up with huge ornamental closure! 
        
             Also Listed in the Furs,
etc. Section.

$ 785.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 8-16
(check measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11495 –
        
            
c. 1927

            
GORGEOUS

Deco Metallic Gold Lame
Floral Silk Dress! je
only wish these dresses
photographed better. 
Sadly you can't see the
glistening of the gold lame
shot threads running
throughout the entire dress. 
But the dress shimmers under
light!!  If you know
antique 1920's clothing, you
probably already know this,
but for those who don't…
trust me!  MUCH better
in person!!  This dress
has dropped waist with
unique "v" seaming at
hipline and diagonal seaming
around bodice. Dans
addition, the asymmetrical
length skirt is full (so it
will swing as you walk, or
do the Charleston), and at
back there are three
"flapper" panel scarves to
also give it movement. 
Side snaps. Measures: Bust: 34”, up to 27”
waist, up to 35” hip, 43" to
46" long from shoulder to
hem. Excellent
condition (just the tiniest
hint of darkness under
arm… I doubt you would
even see it unless under
bright light).

Also Listed in the
1930's – Today Category.
        

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0/2(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11685 –
        
            
            c. 1880 Black Lattice Net
2-piece Gown!  

            
         WEARABLE SIZE!

Oh gosh… I adore this era
and the shape of this gown. 
Sadly it's got problems. 
Mostly in that there are
holes and repairs in the
fabric.. mostly all on the
right and left upper front
of the bodice (see photos). 
There is also one hole in
the right sleeve (see
photo).  The black silk
decorative trim is worn and
the three large jet bead
ornaments have oxidized
fil. So…
for those of you who want to
play in an antique gown but
don't want to worry about
ruining a gown in great
condition… this is for
you.  If you can sew,
you can do a lot to make
this better.  Cover the
black silk trim with black
lace or velvet. Couverture
the issues at the bodice
with lace or more velvet
panels.  
Really… I can see all the
possibilities…. I just
can't sew.  Priced to
sell!

$ 285.  
        

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6

SOLD on LAYAWAY

            
            
            # 11654 –
        
            
c. 1880's 2-piece Ruby Cut
Velvet and Silk Faille
Bustle Gown… with one
major issue! 

            
LARGE DOLL SIZE!  

        
            
SOOO pretty!  Love the
color!  Love the cut
velvet skirt with the bows
at the crenellated hemline. 
Love the cut velvet on the
bow cuffs.  Love the
faux "cat eye" type matching
buttons (one is missing at
the top which is usually
where women would wear a
pin, so it's not too
surprising). Il y a
very slight darkening of the
underarms (see photos), but
otherwise it's in pretty
great condition… with the
one major issue. Voir
the photos.  The back
panel of the skirt is
missing.  There would
be a matching ruby (likely
faille) panel or bustle. 
If you can find matching
material… you are golden. 
If not, perhaps someone who
is a master dyer can help. 
Once the back is covered…
it's stunning.  OH and
you should also know that
this is pretty much a LARGE
DOLL SIZE. Cliquer sur
the photo to see the height
of this piece compared to my
normal 5'5" mannequins! 
Measures: 31" bust, up to
24" waist, 36" long from
waist to hem of skirt, 49"
long from shoulders to hem,. 
The missing panel is at
minimum 22" x 15".

$ 425.  
        

            
SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 00 (very
short – likely for about a
4'10" woman) (check
measurements above)

SOLD

            
            
            
            # 5108 –
            
        
            c. 1910
White Muslin Embroidered
Lawn Dress!  

        
            
            
        Toi
just gotta love Edwardian
lawn dresses. Elles sont
all so beautiful… so
lacy.. so feminine…so
summery.  This one is a
wearable size with terrific
embroidery white on white. 
There are a few issues to
discuss though…. see the
photos.  

            
        
To start… someone had done
most of the work for you in
cleaning this gown.. it's
white and mostly clean, but
could use another soak to
finish the job.  In so
cleaning, they removed ALL
the hooks/eyes so you will
need to put them all back. 
There is a barely seen
discoloration at the upper
right bodice, and a yellow
spot at the hemline at the
side.  There is an old 
repair at the hemline (see
photo).  The only real
issues you will have to deal
with are small holes (one
slightly larger) in the back
of the skirt (see photos)
and small hole in one
sleeve.  I might (if I
could sew) shorten the
sleeves to a pretty mid
length (see my sample
photo).  Anyway… if
you have talent to sew, you
can fix this up and then
it's a wearable size at: 
34/35" bust, 24/25" waist,
56" long from shoulder to
hem.   Oh, you
will also want to replace
the dead elastic in the
wrists.

$ 285.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2

(check
measurements above)

SOLD

            
            
            # 2010 –
        
            
        c. late 1920's Ecru Silk
Satin Gown!

            Alors
pretty!  This is one of
those gowns that you can
wear for all it's simplicity
or you can use it as a base
and add rhinestone trim, add
a belt with rhinestone
buckle, add 20s silk
flowers, etc, etc. 
It's a lovely shape which
will hug your hips, full
skirt, low back. 
Sweet!  Measures: 
up to 32" bust, up to 28"
waist, up to 35" hips,
52-57" long from shoulder to
hem.  Would look great
as a gown for a shorter
woman, or will look equally
great as a ankle length
gown. le
asymmetric hemline has
interesting tulle
fabrication at front to give
special design at the
waist/hip as well as the
hem.  Side hooks/eyes
at side. très bien
condition. Il y a
just minor satin bruises and
a very very slight darkening
at the upper back (you won't
see it at all under most
lights).  There is one
small net tear at the hem
(will need only a few
stitches, but I can't sew,
so…).   
Aussi
listed in the Wedding
section.

$ 685.
          

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE
0/2

(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
#
3983 – c. 1902 Trained
Afternoon 2-piece Gown of
Cherry Red Brocade, Ruby Red
Velvet and White Lace Trim
by Dressmaker
M.A.
Tansley, Springfield,
Massachusettes!
De
the same traveling museum
exhibit as the gown below, I have been holding on to
this gown for over 10
years… but it's time for
her to be allowed to go live
with someone else. 
Though when I finally mount
these gowns on the
mannequin, I remember WHY I
kept them for so long!!! 
Because they take the breath
away.. for the colors alone! 
This one is a gorgeous
combination of brocade and
velvet!!!  Sometimes
you'll get a pretty bodice
and a plain skirt… but in
this 2-piece, you get
intricate design in both
pieces.

The velvet on the waist is
quite wide giving the effect
of a bolero to the bodice.
The skirt is unlined (and
seems that was originally
the case as there is
absolutely no suggestion of
it ever having one). 
The bodice has the normal
taffeta that has torn around
the neckline and upper
bodice (as is normal for
this era), but the exterior
is EXCELLENT with the
exception of one hole in one
arm (see photo).  Not
sure what happened there,
but the fabric is strong
everywhere else, so must
have ripped on something,
but it would disappear if
the lining under matched, or
you can steal a bit of
matching fabric from the
underhem to repair. le
collar insets and the front
bow are gold lame. Même le
little buttons are lovely.   Measures:  29" bust,
19" waist of bodice, 23" waist skirt,
40" long from waist to hem
in front, 52" long in back. 
Really too small to wear,
but makes a fabulous
display!!!!! 
Especially for Xmas!!

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
measurements above)

SOLD on LAYAWAY 
            
# 7876 – 

c. 1920's Goldtone
Metal Flapper Deco Headpiece with Faux Pearls! Celles-ci
are the goldtone flapper headpieces EVERYONE wants! 

In my years of collecting,
I've actually sold quite a number of these, so I'm assuming they
they were quite popular in the 20's.  Probably was the "must have"
of the era… kind of like the Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress of
the 1970s.  Either that, or I keep buying back the same one piece
over and over again!  Gosh, I hope not! Too embarrassing!!  No, I
think my first assessment is accurate (and I'm stickin' to it!).  Even though I've had a few, I seek them out
and I have to tell you, they are getting MUCH harder to find.   So if you want one… don't hesitate.  I might be
running out of "flapper headpiece luck".  Adjustable slightly
hammered goldtone metal bands at the top to fit anyone. cette
one is missing the usual green
enamel drops at the bottom of the deco design earpieces but still
has the faux
peals draped from the movable bar. … so they shimmy when you
Charleston. The perfect accessory for your next 1920's dressup. le
three headpieces fold into each other for easy packing.  There is
the usual patina on these pieces that you just learn to live with…
with only one small area of oxidation on one earpiece (see
photos)…. the other earpiece has no issues.  The pearls are
strung and knotted.  These headpieces can be slightly bent by hand to
match your headshape (I know because I tried it! 🙂  These will fit
a larger head size or smaller, so depending on your head and how
much hair you have, just bend to fit.  The last one I had was
in near mint condition and sold for $1085.  This one is less so
grab it.  (First 5 photos are showing another headpiece. 
Last 5 larger photos show THIS headpiece!).

Aussi
listed in the Hats section.

$  845.
          

SOLD on LAYAWAY

SOLD
            
            
            # 4042 –
        
            
        c. early 1890's

            
         Mme. Carlier, 30 Avenue
l'Opera, Paris
         2-piece Convertible Neckline
Trained Dark Ecru Irish
Crochet with Butterfly
Applique Gown!  Absolutely
exquisite gown with matching
and original underblouse
which converts this from a
ballgown to a fancy
afternoon gown!!  Quite
unique in the Irish crochet
lace teeming with butterfly
appliques all over. 
Also unique is the hemline
and back "train" which is a
matching fishnet trimmed in
what feels like a gathered
raffia.  Light aqua
velvet with bow at low
square neckline. 
Taffeta with bows at the
cuffs.  The lace is in
great condition, but the
fishnet has some legbreaks
(holes) and the attached
golden maize taffeta lining
has tears at the underarms
(see photo), otherwise it's
pretty surprisingly good
(usually these taffeta
linings are in shreds). 
The other thing to mention
is the label. 
Obviously a wonderful
Parisian label on a
fashionable street! Mme.
Carlier was considered a
world-renowned milliner "on
par with the likes of Worth
for gowns".  AND Mme.
Carlier's were the
only Parisian hats displayed
at Chicago's World's Fair in
1893.  So… the fact
that all I can find on Mme.
Carlier is about her hats…
the label is confusing. 
Also, I have found an old
article which mentions that
Mme. Carlier moved from
Avenue l'Opera to Rue de la
Paix in 1897, so this would
have to be prior to 1987
with this label.  SO…
if this is, indeed a Mme.
Carlier gown… it's got to
be quite rare!!!  
If, however, someone moved
the label (god I hate people
who do that!!!), then it's
just a lovely 1890-1900
fabulous lace, and still
rare convertible neckline
gown.  Measures: 
34" bust, 22" waist, 60"
long from shoulder to hem in
front, 76" long in back.

$ 1,285.  
        

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 000

SOLD
            
            
            # 11681 –
        
            
        c. late 1880's Ecru Silk
Faille and Brocade 2-piece
Trained Gown! Ne pas
fall in love until you see
the issues. Sucré
display piece (as it's a
tiny size) and there are
drippy stains (on the skirt
both sides – one side worse
– see photos) ,
threadbare wear areas of the
faille on the upper back of
the bodice (see photos), one
tiny hole in one sleeve, and
a tiny bit of darkening of
the lace in a few spots. 
BUT then there are the GOOD
points!  I believe the
lace is all handmade! le
underskirt pleated ruffle is
intact (often these are
shredded), the brocade in
the front of the skirt is
excellent condition, pretty
crochet buttons up front,
"v" neckline is lovely as
are the puffed sleeves with
the lace trim, interior
great condition (with some
stains that don't go
through), underarms are
perfect…. and when I walk
in my room after
photographing and just see
it on the dressform… it's
wonderful.  SO…. all
in all …. you take the
good with the bad. le
good AND the bad is the size
– because it won't fit you,
but will be great for
afficher. Measures:
up to 32" bust, 11" across
the back between armseams
(so tiny back!), 23" waist,
38" long from waist to hem
in front, 52" long in back.  
So…. cover the drip stains
with embroidered ecru
flowers or wax flowers, and
display the dress from the
front so no issues of the
back will be seen. 😉

$ 425. 
        

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 000

SOLD on LAYAWAY
            
            
            # 11454 –
        
            
c. 1907/1908 Blush Pink
Cotton Muslin Lawn Ruffled
Lace Dress! Avec le
Likely Original Very Long
Blush Pink Kid Leather
Gloves! 

            
Confections like this make
my teeth ache! Alors
frilly and girly.  May
have been a graduation gown
as they were one step below
wedding gowns in fanciness. 
This one is a very very pale
blush pink.. barely pink. 
Some areas might have faded
a bit more than others, but
it's really nearly
impossible to tell. 
This dress was sent to me
with the original pink silk
slip.. that is nearly
completely in tatters, but
at least we know what she
wore under this. L'AMOUR
the asymmetrical bodice low
neckline which leads down
the skirt also
asymmetrically. Tiny
embroidery on the muslin. 
Rows of lace all over. 
Battenberg lace at yoke.   
If you wanted to, you could
dye this dress a darker
pink, or it will look more
pink with a pink slip under.  
Quite tiny size, so great
for display or collection. 
Measures:  34" bust,
22/23" waist (inner band is
22"), 53" long from shoulder
to hem in front, 56" long in
back. Excellent condition
with tiny, insignificant,
easy to fix lace breaks. 
Comes with the very long
blush pink kid leather
gloves (size 6 1/4). 
There is a small tear at the
3 snap closure on one glove.  Worn (most likely) with the
shoes below.. from the same
estate!

$ 895.  
        

SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 000 (short)(check
measurements above)

SOLD on LAYAWAY
            
             # 11453 – 

c. 1908 Blush Pink Silk Shoes!

 So…
if you look at the photos of these shoes, you will see the color
keeps changing.

 They aren't made of the classic
silk changeable color fabric, but depending on the lighting, they
will seem to be anything from a light blush pink to a pinkish hued
ivory. Sucré. They were from the same estate (and
were probably worn with) as the dress above or at: 

http://antiquedress.com/item11454.htm.  They were
definitely worn.  You will see soiling dirt and scuff marks and
a missing button on one shoe strap.  Love the pretty little
bows at front and the Louis XL heel.  Not perfect,  10"
long x 2.5" wide.  Likely about a size 6, but VERY VERY VERY
narrow (as they mostly all were back then).   How DID they
stand up without wobbling over?? 🙂

Aussi
listed in various other sections.

$ 245.
          

SOLD

SOLD
            
            
         # 11478 – c. 1920's Navy Silk Chiffon
Beaded Dress with Original
Attached Black
Slip!  WEARABLE
SIZE! 

         Looking for an affordable 1920s
flapper dress for that
Gatsby or Downton Abbey
party??  This one is
quite wearable and easier
than the heavy beaded
dresses.  It's a sheer
navy silk chiffon with blue
and black beading throughout
and open bell sleeves, low
waistline, slight blouson
shape, low attached black
slip under that will show
off your bustline.  
Side snaps. le
dress isn't perfect (see
photos)….   The
worse are the small wear
"holes" at the upper left
back.  Now if this was
mine, I would just wear some
black silk flowers over that
shoulder!   Or a
feather boa.  Or
whatever.  Fairly easy
to hide.  The last
three photos show very very
minor issues… one tiny old
pull or repair on one
sleeve, slight wear near the
bottom of one sleeve, and
three tiny "holes" at the
back of the other side of
the upper back. 
Measures:  38" bust,
waist and hips, 53" long
from shoulder to hem.   
This dress has a slight old
odor.  You will have to
get quite close to smell
anything, but it's there (I
have a sensitive nose!).  
Priced accordingly.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6/8(check
measurements above

SOLD
            
# 7622 – c. 1930 Black
Satin Back Crepe and Satin Dinner Dress!
  I have another similar dress that
I can't sell because it has condition issues… so I loved finding
this one.  I always love to sell what I personally love….
that's why if you like my taste, you like most everything on my
website!   this is just one of those classic 1930s dresses
that you expect to see worn in a movie.  The sheen of the black
satin offset by the dull black of the crepe. Perfect combination. 
And because it's a satin back crepe, the inside against your skin
feels wonderful!!!  The slightly puffed upper sleeves the
diagonal band of satin across the bust and the wide waistband with a
thin silver metal trim that can be worn as you see, or tilted to a
square. I think this is correct as originally worn. le
two buttons at the bust are decorative. Side snaps to close. 
Excellent condition with just one teeny tiny hole that you won't see
at all because it's hiding in the fold of the pleat at the skirt,
and a slight messy stitching at the back skirt, and many of the
teeny rhinestones are missing, but you won't notice other than 1"
away.  I don't know anyone who is gonna get that close to you
to know!   How picky can I be???  Check out the
interesting tailoring of the skirt at front and back. Measures: 
up to 36" bust, up to 32" waist, up to 39" hips, 49" long from
shoulder to hem. 
  Also Listed
in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 645.

 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4/6, perhaps a small 8(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 11389 – 

c. 1895 Museum
Deaccessioned

Ottoman Gold
Metallic Thread Couched Embroidery on Ivory Wool Capelet! 
From the Wadsworth Athneneum's
Costume and Textile collection… this capelet has been in a
personal collection for about 20 years. 
The name of this type of metallic thread embroidery is call Ottoman,
based on the ethnic designs of the Ottoman empire.  The ivory
wool is felted and the design of the gold threading sewn on is
classic and exquisite.  This short capelet shape was used in
the 1890's to go over the huge balloon sleeves of the era. 
Excellent condition with a few minor tiny tiny age spots and even
tinier moth nips that are barely seen.  There is a bit of wear
on the interior lining collar only (see photo). Closes with a gold
woven ball and loop (loop is missing).  So pretty!!!

$ 545. 

SOLD

SOLD
            
            
            # 11427 –
        
            
c. 1926

            
INCREDIBLE
Gold Sequin Flapper Dress on
Cotton Netting!  

        
            
            
Bien que
there are no tags, I am
quite sure that this would
have originally had the
"Made in France" small tag
attached as most all of
these extraordinary beaded
and sequin flapper dresses
on cotton netting were made
in France (though I have
seen a few as "Made in
Belgium").  Also, this
came direct from the estate
of a woman who lived in
Europe, so…  
Family recollection is that
"Grandma wore this at Mom's
wedding in 1928". 
  Would have
been one fancy wedding!!!!
🙂
Cette
dress is the BRIGHTEST I
have EVER SEEN!!!  Near
MINT condition!!  Just
unbelievable … looks like
you went back in time to buy
this dress new. Celles-ci
are ALL gold sequins in
various sizes,
configurations, direction
and slight opaqueness.  
Measures:  up to 40"
bust/waist/hips, and 42"
long from shoulder to hem.  
Meant to be worn slightly
large, so looks great on the
35/25/36" mannequin. 
One of the BEST Downton
Abbey / Great Gatsby /
Flapper / 1920's dress you
will ever find!!!! 
These cotton net dresses are
very strong, so you can
easily wear with confidence.  

Also Listed in the
Museum Category.$ 4,285.  
         

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4-8(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11129 – c. 1898 Victorian
Bodice of Ruby Red Velvet and Printed Silk Taffeta with Beaded Trim
and Sequin/Beaded Piece! 
NEAR MINT
CONDITION!
I love when a fashionable
piece so quickly evokes an era!  This incredible bodice came
from the same estate as quite a few pieces up now. C'était
SOME wealthy woman!  All her pieces look to be of French
origin, yet there are NO labels on anything… SO…. as happened
even back then, labels were removed to get fashions through customs
into the USA.  If you go back into the newspapers of the time
you will see quite a few arrests for this practice!  This piece
is in NEAR MINT condition!  So rare to find!  The only
thing wrong you will find is one small velvet crush and the
waistband isn't finished at the very end… probably awaiting a bow
like on the bodice above!  The sequin/beaded net piece down the
front of the bodice was likely added later… I believe originally
it was just the mini-beaded trim all over and just the ruby velvet
down the front.  It's still there, you just have to decide if
you want to remove the sequin/beaded netting piece, or leave as is.
I'm sure this was added quite a long time ago.. possibly by the
original owner.  Frankly, you think you have gone back in time
this is in such remarkable condition!  Killer gorgeous ruched
sleeves, ruffled front and collar, gathered back all of yellow silk
crepe!  This doesn't have a skirt, so best to use as a display
piece (what I used to do!).  I used to buy the most exquisite
bodices, hang on padded hangers and use push pins in my bedroom wall
to create a 360 degree wall-to-wall, floor to ceiling museum! 
It was so fabulous that I (well, I and my room) were profiled in the
Sunday Boston Globe magazine section and on TWO shows on the local
Channel 5, WCVB-TV … not to mention on the international A&E TV
show, "The Incurable Collector"!   Yup…. all just for
having a great display of fabulous antique clothing on my walls! Si
you want to start a collection, always buy the BEST you can afford
in the best condition you can afford… hence I allow LAYAWAY to
give everyone a chance to buy the best! Measures:  29" bust,
23" waist.  Not really wearable size for most modern women.  
$ 685.  
        
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 101011 –
        
            
c. 1920's Net, Clear
Sequins, Beading and Faux
Pearls Large Butterfly
Ornament off 1920's Dress!  

        
je
have a thing for
butterflies.  I know
others do as well. 
This one came off a 1920's
dress that was in shreds…
this was the only thing to
survive.  Would look
great on any ecru satin or
silk plain 1920s dress…
perhaps one in your closet?? 
Or just enjoy as a piece of
art in a shadow box. 
Showing the size next to a
dime.  And if you click
on the photo, you will see
how large it would be on a
dress at the shoulder or
waist. Excellent condition
with one antenna missing. 

 Under $150 so FINAL
SALE ITEM.

$ 125.
        

          

SOLD

SOLD
            

#4321 – c. 1909-1914 JEANNE LANVIN,
Paris Black Cotton Velvet Walking Suit with Separate Original
Tasseled Sash! Very Old Label! 
Labeled in hard-to-read woven gold: Jeanne Lanvin,
22, Rue du Faubourg, Paris. Jeanne Lanvin started her own line
in 1909, so this could be one of the earliest known pieces! 
Due to the surprising short bolero shaped jacket, I'm having a bit
of trouble dating it specifically to year. Purchased at an estate sale from a wealthy
New Jersey estate.  An obviously fashion forward, very tailored Parisian Couture skirt
suit in black cotton velvet.  The bodice jacket has a lovely rope
frog closure and black silk, nicely shaped collar.  The sleeves are long and
each ornamented with 7
working velvet buttons. The back waistline of the jacket has
embedded elastic and ornamental tabs with buttons on either side.
The skirt is ornamented with 37 or 38 working velvet covered buttons
down each side of the lower skirt.  The hemline is surrounded
with a box pleated "ruffle".  The skirt is a hidden built-in
inner wide waistband with hook/eye closures. Il y a un
separate (I can't believe this remained with the suit all these
years!!) black silk sash belt with an amazingly wonderful long green
passementarie and huge, long black silk tassel!!!   
Measures:  34/35" bust, 28.5" waist skirt, 40" long from waist
to hem in front skirt (may have been shortened), and 44" long from
waist to hem in back.  The condition is Quite Good with a few
fairly minor issues.  The black silk collar is delicate and
tearing at back fold, there are 2 covered buttons missing from each
skirt side, and 2 missing from back. Extreme minor wear at hemline
and some re-tacking needed. All these issues are nit-picky for such
an historic piece!  The only real issue is the silk sash which
has fairly large holes and pinholes and is delicate. Mais le
fact that it exists at all is incredible!!

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 6164 –
RARE c. 1905 White
Sheer Yellow Floral Print 2-piece Summer Gown
with TWO Bodices!  
WEARABLE
SIZE AND CONDITION! Hou la la! Alors,
go with me here…. imagine it's 1905.  You've been invited to
the summer at the seashore. What to pack? Bien,
you need something light and airy as well as beautiful… and you
have to pack in that one suitcase you can carry (no wheels on
suitcases back then… and you aren't rich enough to have a valet to
carry for you!).  You pack your favorite 3-piece gown!!! Yup…
3-pieces!!!  There are TWO different bodices to wear with this
double ruffled skirt.  Usually when I see gowns with 2 bodices,
one is for daywear and the other for evening… but these are both
for daywear! Fabulous!  And everything is in Excellent
condition.  Even in wearable sizes!  Note:  the
yellow sash isn't original, but looks perfect so it comes with it. 
I also added a little silk daisy flower which I also love with it,
so I'll just throw that in.  Also NOTE:  There is no slip
that comes with it, so you will need to wear a slip under the
skirt… I photographed with an ecru colored slip.  My mannequin
has a humpback neck (I think she has a thyroid condition) so I can't
close the 13" neck on her… but you probably have better posture.
😉  Measures:  34" bust, up to 29/30" waist, 38" long from
waist to hem in front, 40" long in back (if you are taller, just
find a slip with lacy hem and longer!  However, the bodices are
short-waisted, so I don't think you can be too tall for this.

$ 1,195.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4/6(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11137 – c. 1900 Victorian Gown
/ Gibson Era Gray High-Necked Cotton and Beaded 2-piece Afternoon
Gown! 
If only I could wear this!!!  Gray is MY color.  I find it
to be the most sophisticated color, and makes everyone look wealthy
who wears it.  This 2-piece afternoon gown came from the same
estate as quite a few pieces up now.  This was SOME wealthy
woman!  All her pieces look to be of French origin, yet there
are NO labels on anything… SO…. as happened even back then,
labels were removed to get fashions through customs into the USA. 
If you go back into the newspapers of the time you will see quite a
few arrests for this practice!  Anyway, this gown isn't perfect
as it has spots and stains and a few tiny moth holes here and there,
but it's better than most, and if you can deal with the few more
major stains (see photos), the rest shouldn't bother you. 
Structurally excellent condition… even the lining is great! 
Love the beading at the yoke and the tulip cuffs. le
horizontal lace across the skirt front and around the hemline above
the many, many tiny pleats!!!  She's need a maid to deal with
those pleats if nothing else… just proving her wealth!  
I show the gown on a bustle, though it's really not supposed to be
worn with that… just tons of petticoats, but just so you can see
all the material, I show you the gown with and without the bustle. 
Measures:  29" bust, 23" waist bodice, 24" waist skirt, 11"
across back, 41" long from waist to hem in front, 48" long in back.

$ 965.  
        SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11659 –
        
            
            c. 1905 Frilly Ivory Striped
Cotton Organdy and Lace
2-piece Gown! 

            
         WEARABLE SIZE!  

            
LOVE LOVE LOVE! And what's
even better… in mostly
Excellent condition and in a
wearable size!!  Now I
don't recommend you wear
this more than just to get
your photograph taken, or
better yet, get your
portrait painted. 
There are issues… frankly
I didn't see them until I
gave it a second look. le
CRAZY GOOD: 
Incredibly, the attached
taffeta slip with knife
pleat hemline is in near
mint condition … so rare! 
THE NOT SO BAD: The only
issue with the lining is at
the underarms were there are
some tears, but man.. it's
so rare with this fabric to
not be in tatters. LE
GREAT: The exterior of the 2
pieces is also in near mint
condition with two
exceptions. LE
FIXABLE: The taffeta running
around the 2 tiers of the
skirt hem are shattering. 
Those can SO easily be
covered or replaced with
ribbon.  THE SAD: 
I just noticed that there
are some underarm stains,
and sadly one of those
underarms has a hole. 
It's totally hidden under
the lace covering which is
why it took me some time to
find it.  THE SIZE: 
Measures:  up to 35"
bust, 30" waist (bodice),
31" waist skirt, 40" long
from waist to hem in front,
46" long in back.  No
petersham. REMARQUE:
I had to bunch up the back
skirt on the mannequin as it
was too big for her!! 
NOTE:  the last photo
you'll see are the other
pieces available separately
from this same estate.

$ 865.  
         

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6

(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11683 –
            
        
            c. 1860 Green Plaid Woven
Linsey Woolsey (?) Mohair
Dress!  

Here we go again with fabric
names…  I don't know. 
Look at the closeup photos
to see if you can tell me! 
It's probably got mohair in
it as it's a bit "prickly". 
OH DEAR… on first look
(and as seen on display) it
looks nearly perfect except
for the one visible
stain/hole on the upper
bodice… likely where she
wore a locket brooch or
something.  It's just
so strangely placed if it
was just from normal wear. 
So then I could hardly find
anything else wrong.. until
I looked at the dress from
the underside (stuck my head
up inside) and discovered
there are other holes in the
fabric and two repairs
a trouvé. So… it's NOT
nearly perfect. Bien que
LOVELY.  CLASSIC. Shown
over a hoop petticoat. 
She would have likely worn a
lace collar with it and
undersleeves. j'ai
some undersleeves I will be
putting up for sale soon.

            
         Measures: 30" bust, up to
24" waist, 58" long from
shoulder to hem.

$ 565.  
         

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00

(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 101013 –
            
        
            c. Edwardian Purple-Hued
Brown Colored Silk Velvet
Winter 2-piece "Skating"
Outfit with Black Soutache
Trim and Fur Hemline! 

            
I have to admit when I'm
stumped by an outfit. 
The details of this piece
dates to the 1912 era, but
the skirt is fuller than
you'd expect  and the
sleeves wider than you'd
expect.  So… with the
fur hemline, and the velvet
and the shape…. I figure
this was a winter skating
outfit.  I could be
wrong, but I hope I'm right,
because that makes it quite
special.  Love the long
panels that are part of the
bodice that overlay the
skirt at sides and back. le
wrap bodice is low, so she
would have had to wear
something under. Et cela
would help for the warmth
factor as well if a skating
outfit!   Sadly,
there are quite a few
problèmes. Plus
problematic is that the
black silk at the front
lapel is shattering (see
photos).  Less serious
(and much easier to fix) is
that the soutache needs
re-stitching here and there.  
This piece is HUGE for a
woman of the era!!! 
Measures: up to 42" bust, up
to 40" waist (39" waist on
the skirt), 39" long skirt
from waist to hem. À
39" long, that is floor
length on a 5'2", but if a
skating outfit, it would
have been ankle length, so
that makes sense for a
taller than 5'2" woman.

$ 865.  

        

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 12/14 (check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 137 –
        
            
c. 1909 Ivory Silk Crepe Edwardian Wedding Gown with Fringe and
Pearl Ornaments! 
            
Worn by Grace Browne (Falck), 13 Florence
Street, Hartford, CT, Married in 1909, 21 Years Old, Born in 1888. 
This is one of the few
Edwardian Wedding Gowns that have an absolute provenance on a little
hang tag. So I've decided to Google search to find the heirs to see
if they have any photos of their Great Grandmother wearing the gown!
Will keep you all informed!  Meanwhile…. the gown is near
perfect condition on the exterior.  Sadly as with most all
Edwardian gowns of the era, they used a weighted silk taffeta for
the lining, and they shatter like mad.  This gown's lining is
no exception.  HOWEVER, the GOOD news is that the bodice was
lined in cotton! So the shattered lining can be removed from the
skirt without consequence.  You might get a dressmaker to
create a new lining, or just wear with a great taffeta petticoat. 
The only sad thing is that there is a pleated hemline on the lining
that could have been pretty peeking out from the hem, but that's
just the way it is.  Had I removed the lining, I wouldn't have
to even talk about it and I could just say the gown is Excellent
Condition.  But I want to leave it as I found it. 
Measures:  up to 33" bust, up to 24" empire waist, up to 34"
hips, 57" long from shoulder to hem.

$ 985.

  SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00
(check measurements above)
        

SOLD 
            
# 2365 – 

c. 1912 Black Net Beaded and Embroidered Overdress!
HOU LA LA! So you have a "Titanic" theme or "Somewhere in Time"
theme party to attend?  And you don't have an Edwardian gown
yet? And you aren't sure you can find one to fit you?  Well, if
you can sew, or know someone who can create a simple colored silk
empire waist gown, you put this Edwardian "topper" overdress over
your basic silk dress and VOILA, you are now the best dressed person
in the room!  Add some gloves, a huge hat and you can step
right back in time.  Look at the close up photos to see the
detail on this piece with the beading and embroidery.  And then
check out the HEMLINE!!!  Like Morticia Addams! 
Extraordinarily different!! Measures:  34" bust (you will need
to add some snaps or hooks/eye or pin closed at the bustline… the
rest of the dress is worn open.  You are looking at it on a 25"
waist/36" hip dressform, so you can see how it might look on your
measurements.  Condition is Nearly Excellent.

$ 965.

 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: Small (check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 11334 – c. 1920's
H. Jaeckel and Sons, 5th Ave. and 45th Street,
NYC Furriers Light Seafoam Green/Light Blue Cut Velvet Cocoon
Cape with White Fur Collar!

 I think the collar is Ermine (without the black tails), but
can't be sure…. could be something else.   Don't think
it's white mink, but could be that as well.   Or a
non-fluffy fox.  Or …… damn, I guess I have to get an
education from a furrier.  H. Jaeckel would know… as
according to his ads, "America's Leading Furrier".  Anyway,
it's an interesting shape cocoon cape with "elbow" poufs at the
sides.  Meant to be worn just closed at the neck.  
The color is something between a seafoam green and a light blue…
and look at the close up photos to see the tiny gold threads through
the cut velvet creating the flower design.  Looks like a fabric
the House of Worth might have used… but this is labeled H. Jaeckel
and Sons.  Established in 1863!  They DID source from
Paris, so I'm sure this fabric was quite expensive. Même le
interior pink satin lining with pleated pockets was lovely. 
However…. this cape has its problems.  As you will see from
the photos, there are stains here and there mostly on the lower
half, and one stain that has eaten through the fabric at the back. 
Also stained on the lining at the bottom.  So if you are
creative, you can create appliques to sew over the problems… or
just wear as is…. for those of you who understand the beauty of
this cape, and can deal with the issues. If perfect, this would be
more like $1,000.

$ 425.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE Small/Medium(check
measurements above)

SOLD

            

            # 11139 – c. 1900 Victorian
Yellow Silk Jacquard 2-piece Trained Gown with Tons of Frills! 
From the same estate as quite
a few pieces up now. This was SOME wealthy woman! Cette
2-piece gown has more frills than just about any other I've seen!!
Yellow silk jacquard (there might be a better name for this fabric,
but I'm not an expert, so I have a photo of the fabric for you!)
with off-white fine net ruffles.  So… where to start? 
The material is in excellent condition as it's built on a cotton
lining, so still in much better condition than most! As the ruffles
are a fine netting, they have survived much better than the usual
chiffon ruffles.  However, there is an issue… that being that
(as you see), the bodice and cuffs have an inner lining of gold
lame… and that has tarnished through the material, so as you'll
see, it's darkened. The belt is also gold lame. le
ornamental buckles may be newer (they just don't seem that old to
me!). Yellow velvet thin ribbons highlight the bodice. The only
other thing to mention is that the ruffles are applied on a white
braid and then sewn onto the gown.  I haven't seen that before. 
Other than the tarnishing, this outfit is in quite great condition. 
Even check out the nearly pristine interior!  Measures: 30"
bust, 11" across back, up to 25" waist,  42" long from waist to hem
in front, 50" long in back. 
  SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
# 7654 –
c. 1920's Black Beaded Sheer
Black Silk Chiffon Tabard! 
Flapper Beaded Overdress! 

For those of you who google
search for Flapper Beaded
Dress or Flapper Beaded
Overdress or 1920s Beaded
Tabard Dress…. whatever
you want to call it, these
pieces are the greatest for
those of you who love
dressing up in 20s look for
plays or Downton Abbey
parties, or Flapper parties. 
The reason is that they will
fit a wide variety of sizes
because 1) they are meant to
be worn large and 2) these
have open sides so will fit
most all. Cette
one happens to have a
waistband attached, so that
will need to be sized on
you, but you COULD open that
for a bit more room if
nécessaire. Then
all you need is a slip. 
And here's the great part…
change the color of the slip
and you change the look of
the dress!  Black slip
will just give glitter of
the beading. Lumière
colored slip will show the
pattern of the beading. 
Red slip will give the
"Titanic" jump dress effect. 
Etc., etc.  I show it
without any slip, and with a
modern white slip under (not
perfect as it's too shiny,
so best to find a matte
slip).  This one is
great due to the scoop
neckline, the side flutter
chiffon, AND there are
unique long beaded "TABS" on
each shoulder that will hang
down your arm (sadly, the
mannequin is armless and
headless 🙁 ) 
Measures: Approx.  46"
across bust/waist, 43" at
hips belt (but can open to
46"). 51" long from shoulder
to hem. Excellent
condition with minimal bead
loss, no holes.  Strong
and wearable for a 1920s
dress!

$ 845.
 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4-10
approx.
check
measurements above)

GONE
            
        
         #5666 – c. 1920's Large Heavily Floral
Embroidered Shawl! 
         You can find these shawls for twice
this price in Near Mint condition… but if you are willing to give
up just a smidge in condition, you can have the same look to either
wear, drape on your piano, or on your bed, or, as my mom did…
hanging from an antique furniture coat rack for much less. Measures: 
58" x 60" nearly square, and that's without the macrame and fringe!
So it's 98" x 100" total… so unless you are over 8' tall, you will
need to wear this folded over – but you probably knew that already!
🙂 As you can see, it's a lovely grayish bone colored silk base with
vibrant embroidery of many red and pink roses, and smaller flowers
and vines of various hued blues, corals, greens, purples, and
lavender vines. You will notice here and there that silk threads are
pulled, and there are a few minor spots (see photos). Celles-ci
spots are near the center, but if folded over for wear, you won't
see them. There are NO holes or anything horrible, and you will be
thrilled with it.. but it's not absolutely perfect. Oh et
you'll have to spend some time combing the fringe, but it's all
there! 🙂   You can find the newer embroidered shawls that
look similar, but when you feel the weight of an original 1920's
shawl, you KNOW the difference!!!

GONE

SOLD
            
            
         # 4525 – c. 1900
ANTOINETTE C. WORRALL, 572
Fifth Avenue, New York and
Miss Carroll, 18 West 33rd
Street, New York
Watered Silk Taffeta At-Home
Gown with China Silk Lace
Embellished Skirt! 

OMG!!!!!   You're
just gonna have to trust me
about this gown!! je
can't seem to get it to
photograph to really show
you what this is.  
There is a china silk skirt
with 3-d embroidered
appliqued lace… over that
is the watered silk taffeta
gown.  The skirt is
actually in panels that open
as you move to expose the
china silk skirt. Ouvert
more at the front as you can
see.  The bodice is
covered with more applique
lace, even around the
armseams, and sheer lace
sleeves. Ses
just a masterful creation!  
The taffeta and the china
silk skirt are both in
Excellent condition. 
However, the interior needs
work.  Someone cut away
what was likely a
disintegrated silk lining to
keep the original labels at
the petersham (yea!). 
Two labels!  One was
likely the dressmaker, the
other perhaps where it was
sold.   That
person also added a bit of
conservation on the interior
waist.   But as
you can see from the
interior photo, it will need
a new lining in the
bodice… and I assume there
was a full lining under the
china silk skirt as well (as
it's sheer). Dans
addition, the lace has
darkened here and there, but
this is still an achingly
fabulous gown!!!!  
With a little attention, it
will be even more smashing. 
It's also incredibly LARGE
for a Victorian gown! 
Measures: 42" bust, 34"
waist, 60" long from
shoulder to hem in front,
65" long in back. 
However, I would really
prefer you not wear this as
it's in remarkable
condition! C'est un
$2,000 gown if perfect.  

FINAL SALE ITEM.

$ 685. 
        
        
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 10/12(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            
            # 7545 –
        
            
c. 1925/1926

            
HOUSE OF
BABANI, 98 bd Haussmann,
Paris

Rose Silk Velvet Dress with Braided Metallic
Embroidery and Gold Lame Lined Bell Sleeves!
 NOTE:  Matching
Dress (different color) was worn by Lady Sybil on Downton Abbey,
Season 3!  

I'd love to give you a history of Babani… but
beside obscure beginnings, there is even a question of whether
Vitaldi Babani was male or female!  If you research, you will
find both "him" and "her" pronouns.  Sad.  We should know
more about Babani.  I mean, even Katharine Hepburn chose to
wear a crushed white velvet Babani gown with antique gold embroidery
for her 1928 wedding to Ludlow Ogden Smith… oh, and that gown sold
at auction in 2004 for hammered price of $27,000.  Babani was
known for their embroidered silk velvets, which look to be a
variation on the stenciled silks that were produced by Fortuny
around the same time.  The Babani
brand was marketed as the perfect marriage of French style with the
exotic East.  This dress belongs in a museum worthy
collection… as a matter of fact it matches a Babani coat owned by
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (The Met) AND if you are a
devotee of Downton Abbey, you will perhaps recognize the dress, as
the SAME dress in a different color was worn by Lady Sybil in Season
3.  That dress was so fragile that the costumer designers could
only use the original embroidery, and then re-created the shift
portion of the dress in matching antique velvet. le
condition of this dress is fragile, but other than a few issues,
it's in remarkable condition for such a fragile fabric.  
Look at the close-up photos to see the old repair on the shoulder, a
pull away of braid at the neckline, a couple extremely tiny
pinholes, and repairs under the arms at the seams.  The dress
is fully lined in a red china silk fabric that has torn away at the
neckline, but is otherwise in great condition.
The simple shift velvet
dress with braided metallic embroidery (tarnished) has a hidden
highlight… the still perfect shiny gold lame lining in the slit
bell sleeves!  Fabulous!!   This dress shouldn't be
worn, but is shown on the 35" bust mannequin and measures 37" long
from shoulder to hem.   Belongs in a museum!!!!  Or
in a major collection!! OR in YOUR collection. j'ai
always wanted to have a Babani to sell…. I'm happy to offer this
un.

NOTE:  It was brought
to my attention that the
dress may have been
shortened, so the price has
been greatly reduced to
reflect.
    Also Listed in the
Museum Category.

$ 2,250. SOLD

SOLD
            
            #
0018 – c. 1910 White Lacy
Muslin Edwardian Lawn Dress!
 WEARABLE
SIZE AND CONDITION!  People ask me all the time if
I have trouble selling items
that I love…. well…..
sometimes (often) the answer
is YES.  This one is
one of my favorites and has
been in my personal
collection for about 25
years!!  When I started
collecting, it was all about
Edwardian gowns.  Then
I expanded to 20s flapper
dresses and Victorian
gowns… and then, well, you
know what happened from
there.  This is one of
the ones I have worn myself
for photographs!  
You'll need a slip under (as
you can see, it's fairly
sheer), but you can change
the look of the dress
depending on what color slip
you wear.  Black is
stunning, nude is lacy,
white is classic, pink is
sweet, light blue is
airy…. and you can go on
from there.  Just
change the sash color as
bien. (Note, the sash
doesn't come with the dress,
it's just a pink ribbon…
so just buy whatever you
want from a fabric store or
craft store.  This will
need a sash as you see from
the close-up waistline
photos.  Love the fact
that this dress has the low
square neckline, and I ADORE
the little crochet balls
trim on the half sleeves and
the hemline. Excellent
condition! 

The only thing wrong is that
little tear in the front
hemline (see photo) and
there fact that probably 5
crochet balls are missing (2
on sleeves, 3 on front hem),
but you could simply move a
few around to make it look
fine.  Measures: 
up to 38" bust, up to 32"
waist, up to 50" hips, 55"
long from shoulder to hem,
16" from shoulder to waist.

$ 885.
 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE up to 38" bust, but looks great on sizes 4-10(check
measurements above)

SOLD

            
            
         # 11489 – RARE
c. 1878 Burgundy Silk
Princess Trained "Fishtail"
Wedding Gown!  
With Provenance! Avec
Original Ivory Shoes, Ivory
Silk Stockings, Gray Felt
Hat with Garnet Satin
Ruching, and Ivory Kid
Gloves! 
Owned
and worn by Elizabeth
"Bessie" Foster Hatch at her
1878 wedding to Reverend
Cyrus Blanchard Hatch in
Pennsylvania!  
        
I have all the provenance
for this gown as it came to
me directly from the Great
Great Granddaughter!! 
Even comes with a snapshot
of an original painting of
Bessie with one of her
daughters.  I have also
found (in my research) a
photo of Bessie and her
husband's joint gravestone
which is located in the
world famous Forest Lawn
Cemetery in Glendale,
California where dozens of
famous Hollywood stars are
buried (the Hatch family
moved to Orange, California
at some point from
Pennsylvania). Bessie (b.
1856 – d. 1910)  Cyrus
(b. 1848 – d. 1924)   
I also found a bio of
Reverend Hatch which I've
included with the additional
photos – just click at dress
at left to read it. 
The bio was written in 1889,
before the birth of their
3rd daughter, Emily (McGavren),
born in 1900.  The
dress is in EXCELLENT
condition. je peux
hardly find anything wrong
with it! Même le
interior is great (with
lovely French seams). 
There is a bit of underarm
staining INSIDE, that can
barely be seen on the dress. 
I ADORE this shape of the
princess, fishtail gowns!!! 
Even has the sweet little
watch pocket! Charmant
burgundy silk color! 
The dress measures: 
32" bust,  23" waist, 
56" long from shoulder to
hem in front,  76" long
in back.  Remember
though…. these Victorian
women had very narrow backs,
so fits smaller than the
measurements. 
WONDERFUL DISPLAY piece!! 
The hat could likely use a
bit of reshaping, but it's
in quite good condition
(likely homemade hat… not
as well-made as the gown. 
The "extras" (ivory shoes,
silk stocking) need some
work… the shoes need
sewing and reshaping, and
the stockings need darning. 
The gloves are in the worst
condition, but still love
the fact that they are
there.  Priced just for
the gown alone, and the
other pieces come with it! 
RARE shape… hard to find
these princess fishtail
gowns these days!!!

$ 1,685. 

 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00(check
measurements above

SOLD
            
            
            # 11297 –
        
            
c. 1906/1907

            
A. H. METZNER, New York
MUSEUM QUALITY 3-piece Green Wool and Soutache Walking Suit with
Velvet, "Antique Waistcoat" Embroidery and Original Embroidered Net
Blouse!

LARGER

            
SIZE! 
I LOVE this woman!!! j'étais
lucky enough to get quite a few larger sized A.H. Metzner, NY
Victorian (I know… technically 1906/1907 is the Gibson Girl /
Edwardian Era… but has the Victorian look so… ) items from this
one estate. She was "zaftig" for the era!!! If you look up A.H.
Metzner, you will see at least one example of this dressmaker's
gowns at the LACMA (see their A.H. Metzner below).. Oh my word… I
love this women!  These are exactly what I would have worn had
I had the money and had I lived in the early 1900s (though I still
think I did!).  😉  This is her BEST walking suit!!! 
Again, from the SAME dressmaker in NYC (often these pieces were
imported by the dressmakers and labels changed… but we'll never
savoir). Coat is in NEAR MINT condition inside (jacquard ivory
silk lining) and out!!  However… the moths loved the skirt as
much as I do.  Look at the photos to see the worst holes at
front and back of skirt.  There are about 15 holes throughout
the skirt.  7 of them are the worst and you'd want to get those
fixed… the rest are hidden in the pleats.  But once you DO
take care of those holes, you have an extraordinary museum worthy
outfit in a WEARABLE size!!!  If you wear with the coat, most
of the moth holes are covered, so if you prefer not to fix… it's
not that much of a problem.  Deep green velvet trim on cuffs
and collar.  And then look at that incredible embroidered panel
down the middle of the front of the long jacket or coat. Très
reminiscent of mid 1700's men's waistcoat. Then open the coat, and
or remove to reveal the matching original blouse under. le
blouse is getting thrown in free as it has major stains at front,
sleeves and some underarm darkening. 🙁  But you only see the
embroidered and beaded neck (and possible lace of the cuffs) of the
blouse if you are wearing the coat closed.   So really the
issue is about the moth holes in the skirt.  Measures: 40"
bust,  32" waist,  37" long from waist to hem in front
(walking length), 40" long in back.

$ 1,865. 
          

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 10/12
(check measurements above)
        

SOLD

            
            
            # 433 –
        
            
c. 1927/1928 Beautifully Beaded Navy Silk Chiffon Flapper Dress with
Open Scarf Skirt! 
I have owned this dress for so
long that I can't even remember when/where I got it.  Purchased
at least 15-20 years ago when I ONLY purchased Edwardian and Flapper
dresses.  I have expanded my horizons, but these are still my
most favorite eras.  Damn I should have lived through the
Downton Abbey era!!! 🙂   Anyway, this is a navy blue silk
chiffon sheer dress with fabulous silver beaded and rhinestones in
lovely floral design.  LOVE the rhinestone spray down the front
bodice.  And then… well, then the BACK!!  As you see
there is a beaded panel attached to the low "u" back that will
flutter as you move… along with the 6 paneled skirt that will do
the same!!!  Oh and if there is a gentle breeze even better!!  
😉  SO… although in great condition and wearable, this dress
needs a slip.  You see the darker material at upper bodice? 
Well, there used to be a navy silk lining that was sewn from that
inner seam down to hem.  It's gone now, but easy enough for a
seamstress to replace… it would have been a simple tube shape…
or just wear a navy slip under if you prefer not to sew.  
So the only real issue are the small but many holes in 2 of the
chiffon skirt panels. . You will only really see them if you hold
the panels up as I did.. otherwise they bunch up enough that the
holes aren't really seen. But I have to tell you everything.  
Measures:  Up to 35" bust, up to 35" waist, up to 38" hips,
42-50" long from shoulder to hem.

$ 1,645. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4/6(check
measurements above)
        

SOLD

            
            
            
# 5771 – 
        
            
c. 1910 – 1920s Off-White
Floral Embroidered Silk
Fringed Oblong Shawl! 

Quoi
a beauty! "White on White"
silk floral embroidery on
silk long shawl with long
fringe on ends. 
Excellent condition with
just two tiny spots (see
photos). Measures:  90"
long x 25" wide… plus an
additional 10" silk fringe
on the ends, so total 110"
long.  A great wedding
shawl.  Nice weight. 
Not one of the cheap new
embroidered shawls you might
see. 

$ 565.  
          
        
SOLD

SOLD
            
            
        
# 11285 – c. 1880-1900 Cornflower Blue Silk Faille Embroidered
Trained Skirt! 

            
        
            I rarely… OK… only maybe a handful of times in the past have I
sold elements of gowns…. but this came from the same estate as the
Liberty & Co burnoose and the Lanvin 1920's museum gowns, so…..  
It's a gorgeous textile….was the skirt of a Worth gown, or other
similar high-quality designer gown from the 1880's – 1900 era. 
Look at the details of the embroidery… this is definitely high
quality.  I would have loved to have seen the full gown, but
this is all that remains.  Someone removed most all the waist
gathers and added a new waistband.  Currently Measures: 
35" waist, 39" long in front from waist to hem, 52" long at back. 
There is a problem at the front top right waist area which is torn,
and there are areas of dirt and staining (see photos). Encore
great condition fabric to do with as you wish!

$ 485. 

         SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 35" waist currently(check
measurements above)

SOLD
on LAYAWAY

            
            
            # 7406A –
        

c. late 1880's Ivory Silk
Bustle Wedding Gown with
Faux Pearl Trim! Avec
Additional Sleeves!

This is one of those
one-piece gowns that look
like 2-pieces. le
trained bustle is attached
to the bodice and the skirt
is attached to the bodice as
bien. This one COULD
be easily turned into 2
pieces as the train could be
attached to the back of the
skirt… and the bodice has
a lovely completely finished
"tail".  It MAY
originally have been 2
pieces as the back bodice
would look equally beautiful
OVER the bustle (see photos
to explain.. I hope). 
The skirt back is stiff
netting… the silk stops at
the sides. le
sleeves are slightly puffed,
the neckline is square and
trimmed in large faux
pearls.  The front is
corseted and there is a faux
pearl trim around the waist. 
Ruffled hemline inside and
en dehors. There is a bit of
extra material with the gown
if you need it!  It can
be used to cover the few
stains with appliques (see
photos).  Many of the
pearls are missing. The cord
is missing for the corset
front.   One cuff
has no design (the other has
remnants to see what was
there).  So… even
though this gown's material
is quite strong and mostly
clean, there are a few
stains and will need help to
restore embellishments. 
Measures:  30" bust,
24" waist, 24.5" ribcage,
38" long from waist to hem
in front, 48" long in back,
10" across narrow back. 

Also Listed in the
Wedding Category.$ 425.  
        

SOLD
on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 5111 –
        
            
            
RARE
c. 1920's

        
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Co., New
York
Women's Blue Tweed Sporting
Knickers Outfit! Un
of the best things about
this 1920's women's sporting
outfit is the Abercrombie &
Fitch label! Si vous
click on the photo at the
left, you will see all the
additional photos including
some old advertisements for
similar outfit from A&F.  
Now I only wish I could tell
you that this was pristine,
but it's been worn so there
is very minor old dirt –
which I love frankly, but
then there are moth holes
here and there throughout. 
Certainly if a museum wanted
to, these small holes could
easily be rewoven (as the
tweed makes it hard to see
the issues), but still….
for something this rare,
just deal with the issues! 
Probably used for golfing,
or fishing, or hiking,  
If Lady Mary of Downton
Abbey had been a bit less
uppity, she might have doned
something like this! 
🙂

 Also Listed in the
Museum Category.
        
        
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4/6(check
measurements above)

SOLD on LAYAWAY
        
            
            
        # 7580 – c. 1881
FIELD LEITER & CO, Chicago
Beaded and Brocaded
Ivory Wedding Gown
(Attributed to)
ALICE
SHELDON MATHEWS married to
Monsieur.
ALBERT BLAKE DICK of the
UN B
Dick Company on
January 25, 1881! 
NEAR
MINT CONDITION!
        Alors
first… Let's discuss Field
Leiter & Co of Chicago. 
A high end early department
store (dry goods) where Mr.
Selfridge began his career
as a salesman and rose up
the ranks to President just
prior to opening his fine
establishment in London
(because Marshall Fields
refused to add his name to
theirs!) As it's written in
a book about Mr. Selfridge,
"By 1877, Bertha had only to
step over to Field & Leiter
to buy a new gown by WORTH,
the store's Paris agent
having bought twelve models
for Chicago's first private
orders from the great man." 
So although I doubt this
gown is a Worth original,
that's the quality that was
sold at Field Leiter & Co!  
OK… So… now who was
Albert Blake (A.B.) Dick? A major American
manufacturer of copy machines and office supplies in the late 19th
Century and the 20th Century. 
Mr. Dick purchased the patent
from his friend Thomas Edison. 
Alors
was he wealthy???  YUP!  This gown came from an auction
lot at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago in the late 1980's. 
Incredibly the buyer purchased this  wedding gown
at the auction.  When they went to the cashier to pay, they
were told that a steamer trunk came with the lot.  That trunk
was labeled A.B. Dick!  Mr. Dick lived in Lake Forest, IL (the
wealthy town just north of
Chicago) and is buried in
Chicago. Du
label which needs to be
dated to January 1881 or
prior (as that was the date
that Field Leiter & Co
merged into Marshall Fields
& Co) and the fact that
AB Dick married his first
wife, the wealthy Alice S.
Mathews on January 25, 1881,
it is presumed that this is
the wedding gown from that
wedding. D'Alice
father was Charles H.
Mathews who had

amassed a fortune and had
become the richest man in
Galesburg, IL at the time of
his death in 1883.  So
Alice could afford the very
best in wedding gowns! 
Alice passed away in 1885
and AB Dick married Alice's
sister (!) Mary Henrietta
Mathews in 1892.  SO…
the second wife was the
sister of the first wife
which is WHY you will find
this wedding gown well
preserved. Et
indeed it is… in NEAR MINT
CONDITION!  It's a
one-piece ivory silk brocade
gown with long ruffle edged
train, bustle back, "v"
attached bodice, beaded
netting adorning bodice and
sleeves, "leaf" patter
brocade, ribbons down front,
low cut bodice with chiffon
interior, bust pads(!)
inside for enhancement. 
Just fantastic! le
only issues to report are
small stains down the front
plain skirt panel (very
likely from the water of the
bouquet) and one tiny "L"
tear at the back (might have
caught her gown on a chair). 
Measures:  30" bust,
23" waist, 42" long from
waist to hem in front, 84"
in back. I can't absolutely
confirm that this is Alice's
wedding gown, but all my
research leads to that fact! 
I guarantee it's from the AB
Dick family trunk!

Also Listed in the Museum and Wedding Categories.

$ 4,750. 
        
         SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 000 (due to small Victorian back and ribcage)(check
measurements above)

SOLD on LAYAWAY
        
            
            
# 3784 –
c. 1904
RARE
Two-piece Trained
Lingerie Gown with Original
Pale Blue Silk Mull Lining
and Ribbon Trimmings!
NEAR MINT
Condition!  

This piece was reluctantly
sold to me.  The owner
hated to let it go as it's
SO RARE to find these lacy
lingerie gowns at all these
days… and even harder to
find with the original thin
silk china silk or "mull"
lining and ribbons still
intact!  The trained
and double tiered skirt is
fantastic enough… but to
find it with the original
pigeon front bodice with
high neck and huge lace bell
sleeves… well…. 
NOTE:  I didn't have
the appropriate mannequin so
the pigeon front is a bit
more flat than pigeon. 
It would have been worn with
the perfect "s" curve corset
and bust enhancer to create
the perfect "monobosom". 
See examples of gowns below
from 1904.  NEAR MINT
CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT!!! 
I found three tiny issues
(see last photos), and a few
hooks/eyes missing. 
The only other thing to say
is that the skirt is
"cleaner" than the bodice,
which could use a minor
soaking.  I could do
it, but I'm all thumbs at
cleaning.  So I leave
that for you if you care. 
Meanwhile… check out all
the photos to see the lacy
details, pale original
ribbons and those fantastic
sleeves!  Small size of
33" bust, 22" waist, 41"
long skirt in front, 60"
long in back.

$
1,265.
 SOLD
on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 000
check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 3549 – 

c. 1910 Trained Edwardian Evening Gown of Gold
Netting with Gold Beads, Clear Sequins and Gold Bullion Embroidery
over Ivory Silk! 
Get out the smelling salts!!!  This gown is guaranteed to give
you the vapors!! I have had this gown in my collection for the last
12 years, unable to bring myself to sell it.  But the time has
come for "her" to go visit someone else for a couple decades or so.
I never named her, but she deserves that kind of reverence. 
Now I have to say upfront, that although it looks pretty perfect in
all the photos, there are areas of netting that have large vertical
tears or holes mostly at the back that will need to be reinforced if
you wanted to display (look at the upper back photos to see areas to
the left of the middle back and to the right lower down where you
will see more ivory peeking through. Also one sleeve has a larger
hole you can see.  That's where the netting has torn and will
need replacing with similar netting. The Good news is it's so light
on light background, that repairs will likely be surprisingly
hidden). Thoughout the rest of the gown there are smaller holes in
the netting here and there.  The ivory silk underdress is in
surprisingly good condition, except for the shoulders which will
also need to be reinforced as there are tears there from the weight. 
Not "shredding", just holes.  Incredibly it's a wearable size
(shown on my size 6 mannequin and still larger than she is) at 40"
bust, 30" waist!!!  The embellishments are in wonderful
condition, including the gold bullion fringe (which is more a copper
color). This gown will need a lot of work to make it wearable, but
for those who are capable, you will not find a more wonderful piece. 
This is the kind of Edwardian gown you search for all your life. 
Museum worthy.  PLEASE read condition prior to purchasing. 

 FINAL SALE ITEM.  Although there are
condition issues, it's an extremely rare find.

$ 2,450.

 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 10/12 (check
measurements above)

SOLD

            

            # 7714 –
        
            
c.

            
RARE
1920's Platinum Blonde Floss

"Hair" Cloche! Plus
Likely Parisian! 

If you are one of my website
groupies, you might have
seen the few other "hair"
cloches I have sold in the
passé. I ADORE
these!!!!  
Perhaps my favorite thing
are elaborate flapper
headpieces.  (People
ask me what I like the
best… so now you finally
know!)  So, I search
for these everywhere. 
Rarely do I find them.  
And even more rarely am I
first in line to purchase
them for you! 
I can only assume that these
extremely rare high-style
wig cloches were a mark of
sophistication. The cloche
is woven into the shape of a
classic 1920's hairdo –
complete with the finger
wavy hairs all over and the
pinned up "longer" hair at
the back and coiled at the
sides in curls (or others
have braids).  This one
has the addition of the
original attached thin
rhinestone headband!!  
Those rhinestones have
darkened over the years, and
I suppose they could be
replaced if you are so
inclined, but I sell as
found for historic value. 
The floss is likely the
"new" rage of artificial
silk called "rayon". Là
are only a few flossed
strands that are out of
place and stick out
slightly.  Net lining
with writing I can't read. 
Absolutely a museum quality
piece!   This will
fit a 22" head, or as you
see with her her hair
showing under.  God I
love these!!! Actual photo
of a 1920s gal wearing a
similar headpiece!!! 

Aussi
listed in the Museum and Hats section.

$ 2,750. 
          

SOLD

SOLD
            

#4732 – c. 1891/92 2-piece Silk Crepe and China Silk Wedding
Gown!
Direct to you from a museum deaccession –
still has the typed collection tag attached.   So if you
want items good enough for a museum…… but don't think you are
capable of a museum heist, best to shop on my website!  🙂  Lovely
thin silk crepe 2-piece gown with draping at bodice and skirt.  
Hooks and eyes under the bodice draping.  The slightly puffy
sleeves are actually different material of just a china silk. 
NICE LOOK! Cotton lined so it's still in great condition with just a
few minor issues.  Needs some hooks/eyes at collar and waist. 
There is one small spot on back that can be tacked to be hidden in
the folds. The crepe needs tacking down at the collar (it's pulled
away from the lining).  There are a few spots on the silk
ribbons (replace or cover), and one small rip at the skirt side
(caught on something… not due to deterioration). I'm being picky. 
The gown is really strong and in amazing condition for this age! 
This gown will
actually fit a human today if you are small enough (in other words, the
12" back measurement is acceptable – not that ultra narrow antique back
width – it fits my back.  Measures: 31" bust, 25" underbust,
24/25" waist, 40" long from waist to hem in front, 46" long in back
(perhaps).  I say "perhaps" because someone let out the hem at
back to make a bit of a train.  You could hem back up for no
train – and you might want to because there is a dirt line at that
hemline (see photos).  Oh, I added the silk purple flowers at
the waist… they don't come with it.  I just thought it looked
nice.  Museum tag reads:  Mary Gardner.
Also Listed in the Wedding Section.

$
465.  SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

#6768 – c. 1912 Black Sequin, Beading and Lace Trained Evening Gown!
Wearable Size!
            
Yup, a 1912
gown!!  Thank God this wasn't owned by a woman who decided
to buy a ticket on the maiden voyage of the Titanic… as it
would have been on the ocean floor instead of here on my website
in all her glory!!  I also have to thank Deborah L. Scott
for not finding this gown when costuming for the Titanic movie,
because she purchased many, many original gowns from 1912 and
then sadly they were trashed in the filming of the movie!!  
I remember at that time that so many 1912 evening gowns were
bought for the film that there was a dirth of them for quite a
number of years on the open market! REALLY True! Alors
again… I'm glad this little beauty was neatly tucked away…
waiting just for me… and you! 🙂  Black lace gown teeming
with black sequins in a design of swirling fern frond bands
diagonally placed to create a feeling of motion even when still!
Jet beaded font and back bodice inserts, jet beaded fringe on
the short sleeves, neckline and wraps diagonally across the
torso. Boned bodice.  Black taffeta lining with ruffled
hemline shorter than the gown so one can see the beaded/sequin
pattern around the hemline. Just gorgeous! Excellent
condition however there are a few condition issues to discuss…
the black taffeta lining is tearing on the skirt portion
only…the bodice lining and hem ruffle are fine… so frankly a
fairly easy seamstress job of replacing the mid portion of the
lining, or backing for what is there, or leave be and just add
another black lining under.  Other than that, there are
small net tears to upper (hanger, argh) sleeves, again easy to
fix, and browning of the black lace in some areas (again, easy
to fix if you must – see photos).  Nothing terribly
difficult to deal with… and certainly the look of this gown is
worth any of these minor efforts! Measures a wearable: 36/37"
bust (perhaps a bit more with care), up to 25" waist best
(perhaps a smidge more), up to 40" hip, 61" long from shoulder
to hem in front and 75" long in back.

$ 2,450. 
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE
4, perhaps 6 (with small waist)(check
measurements above)

SOLD 
            
            
            # 11682 –
        
            
            c. 1910

            
         B. ALTMAN & Co., New York
         White High Neck Lawn Dress
with Lovely Lace and Crochet
Balls!  

In the 1970's, high neck
white lawn Edwardian dresses
cost thousands of dollars as
they were all the rage! 
It could happen again, so
get them while they are
still reasonably priced . 
This dress is especially
nice.  Has the high
neck (love!) and lots of
little crochet balls all
over… AND it came from one
of the premier department
stores of the era! 
Rare to find any of these
lawn dresses with the
original store labels.
Measures:  up to 35"
bust, up to 25" waist, 55"
long from shoulder to hem.  
Under the brightest lights,
you might want to give this
dress one minor soak, but
any issues are so minor as
to be invisible. le
only issue is that there is
one small section at the
side that was repaired (old
repair) with a piece of
material taken from the
extra material turned over
inside the waistline. 
So the dress used to be
longer, and likely had a bit
of a train.  Often
these Edwardian white
dresses were worn by various
family members and often
they were lengthened or
shortened with horizontal
pleating as you want to keep
the pretty lace hemlines
intact.  For this
dress, the only place to
shorten is at the waist, so
that's what was done.   
Look at all the closeup
photos to see all the pretty
details… embroidery,
cutwork, floral lace.

$ 565.  
        
            
        
             SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0

(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11655 –
        
            
c. 1913/1914 White "Spider
Lace" Lawn Dress! 

            
Damn… on first look this
dress is great, but then you
look closer and there are
issues… so… that keeps
the price nice! Où
should I start.  Let's
start with the good stuff…
There is an attached lace
bolero giving an extra layer
to the all lace/net bodice. 
Three pretty little bows at
the bodice.  The wired
back neck, pretty sleeves, 3
tiered skirt, under layer of
netting.  Bad news: 
There is a cut at the bottom
of the hem in the front. Alors
you'll need a bit of
creativity to fix. The wired
neck needs to be reshaped,
there is a spot at the back
hemline (see photos), the
tiers are a bit askew, might
want a few more snaps, there
are small holes in the
netting of the underdress
AND, of course, you will
need a slip. Si
you can fix this up, it's
lovely.  Measures: up
to 33" bust, up to 27"
waist, up to 34" hips, 56"
long from shoulder to hem.

$ 265.  
          

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0 (check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 5995 – c. 1926 HOUSE OF
WEEKS, Paris Silver Sequin and Beaded Crepe Chiffon and
Silver Lame Flapper Dress!! MUSEUM
QUALITY AND DESIGN!
je
just found this dress hiding in the community theater costume
department of a well-to-do Connecticut town.  The same place I
happened to find a Worth 1920s coat!!  I knew it was gorgeous,
but looking inside and finding the Weeks, Paris label I nearly fell
off my feet.   Not only that, but the still attached
original interior silver lame lace-trimmed slip is as bright as I
have ever seen antique lame!!!  The vintage gods must have been
kind in saving this Museum Quality dress in this condition!! 
There is very little information about the House of Weeks, however,
the few pieces I have found (mostly from the 1910s) currently reside
in the famed Museum of Metropolitan Art (MET) in New York City (see
photos of those gowns, etc by clicking on the flapper dress!) 
In addition, the Chicago History Museum has the House of Weeks
trained, embroidered gown commissioned by Mrs. Bertha Honore Palmer
(wife of Chicago Millionaire Potter Palmer who founded Marshall
Field and Company Department Stores) to be worn to the Coronation of
King George V in London in 1911.  The embroidery on her gown
was similar to the embroidery on the gown worn by Queen Mary at that
Coronation! This is all just to give you a clue as to just how
special this label is!!   As good as all those other more
well-known designer labels of the era.  The dress is covered
with unique silver sparkle dusted sequins and silver beading in an
organic design all over front and back.  The chiffon scarves
start the trend which got longer and longer from the short flapper
dresses to the long 1930s gowns.  The dress measures 42" around
bust, waist and hips, 46" long from shoulder to hem.  These
dresses were meant to be worn large to hide curves and create the
"boy" shape, but it still might need at least a size current size
8/10 to look it's best.  The only thing wrong to mention is the
few sequins/beads missing or loose (so few you will be astounded but
I have to mention it to be totally accurate), but really the only
issue are the few rust spots at the front bodice (see the close-up
photos).  They will be seen close-up, but from a far (as you
can see from the photo to the left), barely seen. Si vous
care, you can cover with silk flowers (as she might have worn
anyway).  But I'm hoping this dress ends up in a museum as it
deserves that fate! 

 Also Listed in the
Museum Section.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE:  8/10-12 (check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            
# 2747A – c. 1905-1016
            
Attributed to Liberty & Co, London and Paris
Light Blue Silk Burnoose with Embroidery! 

There is no label in this piece, but I'll eat my hat
(though not one of my ultra expensive hats as that would be a
shame!!) if this isn't a genuine Liberty & Co. piece!!! Première
off, there are labeled comps nearly exactly the same (see photos),
and secondly the feel of the silk is THAT fabulous… there's a
reason Liberty was known to have the best. It is. Celles-ci
burnooses are shown worn as you see, or worn with the tassel longer
in the back, and shorter at front.   Whatever you want. 
There are no armholes… it's just a cape shape.  Check out the
embroidery down the front and around the collar.  Lovely! 
Excellent condition with just minor breaks in the embroidery (see
photo) and the only real issue is a discoloration line horizontally
across the back (see photo).  Not terrible and a heck of a lot
better than the condition of many of these pieces!!  The lining
is the same color and silk so equally beautiful and great condition! 
Closes with just a few hooks/eyes.

$ 865. 
          

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE one size(check
measurements above)
        

SOLD

            
# 6630 – c. 1912 White
Embroidered Lace Net Slight Trained Wedding Gown!
 I say wedding gown only because
that is what we would think today as it has a slight train, but it
could just have been a fancy summer evening dress… quite
fashionable.  As it buttons up the back, it wasn't a
"stay-at-home" gown…. those would open at the front. 
Whatever event she bought it for….. I don't think she ever wore
it!  This is SO pristine, still white… and I only found two
of the tiniest breaks in the netting…. which I dare you to find! 
Glorious!!!!!  It looks so tiny, but the netting has some
stretch to it, so it will fit a small woman today… Measures: up to
33" bust, up to 26" empire waist, up to 42" hips, 60" long from
shoulder to hem in front, 69" long in back.  LOVE the tiny ecru
satin ribbon that edges the double flounce short sleeves and the
scoop neckline.   Add a matching ribbon at the empire
waistline and perhaps a bow in the back…. that's how I'm assuming
it was worn, but you don't need a ribbon if you don't want one….
but I WOULD suggest a slip! 🙂 I show on the dark dressform so you
can see the detail… but as you see, if you wear a light slip
under, it looks more ethereal.  If you wear a darker color
under, you will see more of the lacy detail.  Change it up! 
Wear white or nude under for your wedding ceremony and change to a
pink/light blue/or bolder color slip under for your reception!  
OR wear for a fabulous modern evening with a BLACK slip under. 
POP!  GLORIOUS!  NEAR MINT CONDITION!

$ 1,245.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2/4 (or increase the size a bit with extra
lace at back!)(check
measurements above)

SOLD

            
# 11379 –  c. 1900
STAMLER & JEANNE, 43 Avenue de l'Opera, Paris Victorian
Opera Coat of Brocade and Battenburg Lace with Feathers!

Gorgeous taupe brocade coat with Battenburg lace and ostrich feather
trim is equally beautiful from the front or the modified watteau
back.  Ooh, and I have a special passion for these high
collars!  I just find them so damn elegant!  However…
You know if you shop on my website that I like to sell items in
Excellent condition. But then every once in a while I get items that
are just too beautiful to pass up… even though condition is less
than my normal high standard. This is one of those. le
entire brilliant purple silk lining is shredded (but certainly that
can be replaced)… but WHAT a COLOR!!!!  The exterior is quite
good, but is just on the edge of going bad…. meaning that there
are signs of shredding to come, and minor shredding already at the
back hemline.  So this coat needs to be babied to keep it in as
good a condition as it currently is. The ostrich feather at high
collar and down the front of the coat is molting  and is
missing at the bottom of the front (as you can see). 
Surprisingly, the ecru lace is all good as is the ecru (but dirty)
chiffon at the cuffs. 54" long from shoulder to hem.  

  Final Sale Item.  Also Listed
in the Furs, etc. Category.

SOLD

SOLD
            
# 11381 –  c. 1903
STERN & Co, WIEN (Vienna) Robes
Victorian or Gibson Era Ivory Silk Satin and Ecru Lace 2-piece
Ballgown!

You will find Stern Bros. Victorian gowns in major museums including
London's famed V&A (Victoria & Albert) museum. 
Stern Bros., one of the
largest New York department stores of the time and imported models
of Parisian fashions for copying. HOWEVER… this gown is labeled
"Stern & Co., Wien (which is Vienna in German), so this gown was
perhaps not created in the NY store, but possibly a Stern Bros. gown
designed and created in Vienna (with the name change to Stern &
Co.).  I really don't know the relationship between Stern Bros.
and Stern & Co. but I have to assume they were related. je
could be wrong.  It's happened before!  🙂  Though
not too often….  I hope. ANYWAY, this is one gorgeous gown,
and possibly originally from a woman associated with the original
managers of the Napa Opera House in Napa, California. Là
was a letter addressed to Lavensaler & Hogan (Charles Lavensaler and
Edward Hogan, the managers of the Opera House), dated May 21, 1900,
from one of the W.J. Elleford of San Francisco who was a leading
impresario of his day. This gown may have been worn to the Opera or
other fabulous production from that venue (you can read the history
at: http://nvoh.org/history).
Then, of course, in 1906, the San Francisco earthquake hit, but this
was worn prior to that in c. 1903.  There were two gowns (this
from Vienna, the other from Johannesburg!) and one Parisian opera
coat from this trunk that came to me… all from the same decent
sized woman! 🙂  This 2-piece ballgown is exquisite, though not
in absolutely perfect condition, still 95% wonderful. le
skirt is nearly flawless except for the inner lining around the
waist area which is tearing, and one small area where the inner
lining pleating is torn (but it's RARE to find those that aren't all
torn up… this one is 95% great! The bodice has perfect exterior
underarms (yea!), great dark ecru lace, chiffon at the front of the
bodice which is all great… but there is an inner lining at the
front bodice that is torn along with the exterior satin waistband,
and there is one dark spot on the bodice probably where some flowers
had been placed (popular at the time).  I'm very picky about
condition, so any issues bother me, but you will still be happily
surprised by the condition of the silk, lace, ecru dotted swiss and
appliqued lace skirt front, and that long sweeping train. ma
favorite detail is the large lace bows that you see at the back of
the skirt!!!!  LOVE!!!    Surprisingly normal
size for this Victorian woman!  On my size 6 mannequin. 
Bodice is up to 37" (though smallish back, of course… as it's
pigeon front, most of the inches are at front), 27.5" bodice inner
waistband (petersham), Skirt waist is 26", 40" long skirt in front,
60" long in back.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4 or 6 with
small back(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11136 – c. 1900 Victorian Gown
/ Gibson Era Brown Wool and Paisley Silk 2-piece Gown! 
I love when a gown so quickly evokes an era!  This 2-piece
nubby wool gown came from the same estate as quite a few pieces up
now.  This was SOME wealthy woman!  All her pieces look to
be of French origin, yet there are NO labels on anything… SO….
as happened even back then, labels were removed to get fashions
through customs into the USA.  If you go back into the
newspapers of the time you will see quite a few arrests for this
practice!  Anyway, this gown is a bodice and skirt (the skirt
having an overly wrap).  The extraordinary beauty of this gown
is the wide paisley silk waistband!!  This is some of the
softest silk I've ever felt… I'm betting it's Liberty silk from
that era.. only the best for this women!  The paisley trims the
skirt as well, and there is a nice addition of tan silk plush
trimming the bodice and skirt as well.  The tiny enameled
buttons at the bodice and the larger ones on the skirt are also a
lovely additional feature.  Simple gown in the tailored style
of the turn of the 20th Century. Skirt is lined in a taffeta to
create a wonderful ruffling sound when she walked! Excellent
condition with only one tiny hole in one cuff (see photo…. easily
mended with invisible weaving)… it's a strange hole… not from a
moth (as there is no other evidence of any moth ever seeing this
gown, and it's cut straight.  So, MY story is that she cut out
a piece of her gown to give to her true love… as the "heart" on
her sleeve.  This is just my theory… I love a good romance
story!   There are some occasional small dark marks in the
wool fabric… not many, but see photo for one.  Hardly worth
mentioning.  You'd think this gown would be eaten away by
now… 110+ years later… but it is in remarkably great
condition… especially for wool!!!!  Measures:  30" 
bust, 24" waist, 12" across back, 42" long from waist to hem in
front, 48" long in back. 

        SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 11380 –  c. 1900
MUIRHEAD & GOWIE, Pritchard Street,
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Victorian or Gibson Era Ivory Silk Satin and Black Velvet Striped 2-piece Ballgown!

I have had one other gorgeous gown from this Johannesburg shop
which was dated to 1907,which seems to be the year that M&G moved
from Johannesburg to Grahamstown, South Africa. I believe this one
is a bit earlier… and has the "Pritchard Street" and "Costumiers"
that the other label did not have.   It's possible this
was a "fancy dress gown" as during this era there were separate
departments that were specific to creating elaborate gowns for
costume parties (which were all "the rage" in high society). ANYWAY, this is
bold striped gown was possibly originally from a woman associated with the original
managers of the Napa Opera House in Napa, California. Là
was a letter addressed to Lavensaler & Hogan (Charles Lavensaler and
Edward Hogan, the managers of the Opera House), dated May 21, 1900,
from one of the W.J. Elleford of San Francisco who was a leading
impresario of his day. This gown may have been worn to the Opera, or
IN the Opera or
other fabulous production or event from that venue (you can read the history
at: http://nvoh.org/history).
Then, of course, in 1906, the San Francisco earthquake hit, but this
was worn prior to that.  There were two gowns (this
from Johannesburg, the other from Vienna) and one Parisian opera
coat from this trunk that came to me… all from the same decent
sized woman! 🙂  This 2-piece ballgown is striking to say the
least!  And was loved and worn… as it's only in "FAIR"
condition.  Look at the photos to see the fabric totally worn
at one shoulder and under arm, and a bit at the other shoulder. 
The hemline is totally torn (could be hemmed up to help with that
problem), and some other fabric issues at the front hooks. 
Some wear to the navy blueish hue black velvet at the waistband and
front bodice. Normally I don't sell gowns in less than Excellent
condition, but as this came from one trunk, I felt it was my job to
find her a new home.  Still hoping these 2 gowns can find their
way back to Napa!  LOVE the bodice with the two long
"tails" attached!!   Surprisingly normal
size for this Victorian woman!  On my size 6 mannequin. 
Bodice is up to 38" (though smallish back, of course), 28" bodice inner
waistband (petersham), Skirt waist is 26", 38" long skirt in front,
40" long in back. Skirt and bodice are cotton lined, so no
lining issues!  Price reflects condition issues…. but WHAT a
piece!!!

$ 485.
          

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4, or 6 with
small back(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
        
#5875 – RARE c. 1910-1920
Tatar Boot  (aka
Chitek Boots or
Ichigi Boots) from Eastern Europe Embroidered Leather Boots! Museum
Quality! 

        
OK…. I confess, I had NO CLUE what year
to date these boots or how to describe them. Though finding tall embroidered leather boots with this type of heel
is RARE to say the least!  I've seen a lot in my 47 years of
collecting (yes, I started when I was 10), but I don't recall ever
seeing anything like these.  But thanks to an antique shoe
expert, these were identified as Tatar Boots, made in the Tatar
Region of Russia

(Kazan – is the capital of
Tatarstan). The boots were traditional Tatar footwear back at least
to the 16th Century (though I've also read back a thousand years),
but became very popular in Europe, mostly France, somewhere in the
early teens and 20s when "a la Russe" was in vogue. 
The boots look like they
are beaded with tiny seed beads at first glance, but that is
stitched multicolored embroidery (see close-up photos) on
multicolored leather designs.  Excellent condition with just
extreme minor wear on toes and back heels…. but the only real
issue is the fact they need a shoe
repairman to stitch or glue the top of one of the boots (see
photos)… as the plain upper 1/4 of one boot came apart as if it
were perforated from the embroidery.  Still… these are SO
RARE that I have to call them Excellent (I give a little in
condition when items are this unique).  Even the nails look old
– square in shape!  Marked "40" at sole, so probably European.  I'm told the previous
owner actually wore them, so they are a wearable size (probably size
6ish), but I wouldn't wear such remarkable museum quality boots if I
were you (though I'm not). 

Also Listed in the
1850-1920s Section.

SOLD

SOLD
            
# 11372 –  c. 1920's
Harzfeld's, Kansas City Rose Colored
Silk Velvet Evening Coat! 
I had to "dull" the photos a bit to get it close to the right
color…. it was coming out too bright red. Ce n'est pas.
It's a LOVELY muted rose color which shines in the light to a nearly
lavender due to the lovely rich silk velvet.  As simple a shape
as you will find with just an attached "scarf" that I assume is worn
with one tail in front, and the other down the back.  It's the
sleeves that are so great.  Slightly "L" shape due to the
ruching is so classic from the 1920s.  The lining is ivory
silk.  All interior and exterior in great condition except for
the bit of lining tearing at the upper back (see photos) above the
Harzfeld's, Kansas City label. This high-end department store was
founded in 1891 as "Parisian Cloak Company", and in 1913 changed its
name to Harzfeld's.  Measures: up to 40" bust (though no large
backs please!), 42" long from shoulder to hem.  The coat has a
thin layer of padding (for warmth) under the silk lining.  
Note: for those of you (like me) who have ULTRA sensitive skin (I
have trouble with cashmere!!!), you may find this coat a bit itchy
from that under padding (yes, I feel it through the silk… I'm
telling you…. I'm like Princess and the Pea!). And WHY is the
label upsidedown inside??  I was told that for some high-end
labels, it was done so if you tossed your coat over a chair, the
label could be read. Est-ce vrai? No idea. Mais je
never heard another reason, and I have a few items with the same
upsidedown label.

$ 385. 
          

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4 – 6, or
larger if you wear more open(check
measurements above)

SOLD

#5877 – c.
1880 M.A.
CONNELLY, 7 East 16th Street, New York Ivory
Silk Satin Bustle Wedding Gown Ensemble! 

With Wax Headpiece, Bustle Cage, 2 Petticoats, New Bustle Pad and
Veil!  Museum
Quality Piece! WEARABLE SIZE!

        
         Oh yeah….SO nice for me when these
magnificent pieces just come to me from long-time collectors!! 
So they are "new to the market" from years of storage. I must
confess, I knew just by looking at this gown that it was special,
but it wasn't until I researched "M.A. Connelly" that I found just
how special!  Sure, there is one M.A. Connelly gown in the
Boston Museum of Fine Art, but it's the discovery that our 19th
President, Rutherford B. Hayes' wife, Lucy Hayes wore a gold damask
and cream satin gown to the White House New Year’s reception in
1880!!!!  Yup!  And not only that, but this was her
dressmaker of choice (per Feb. 2009 issue of "Past Times", a
publication produced by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential
Center).  The article reads:  "In January 1880, 'Mrs. R.B.
Hayes' went shopping at M.A. Connelly in New York.  There she
ordered three new gowns for White House functions.  The receipt
shows Lucy paid $300 for a 'green striped velvet' dress, $225 for a
'black brocade velvet' dress, $350 for a 'white brocade satin'
dress, $12 for a pair of corsets and $49.50 for lace.  Totaling
$936.50 which would be $21,000 today. More information from M.A.
Connelly is that she moved her business to 331 5th Ave. sometime
between 1880-1892, and according to the NYC Real Estate Records of
Dec 4th, 1897, she moved her dressmaking and importer business to 9
West 34th Street. SO…. This gown is exactly at what it would have
cost new in 1880 at $350 (1880 price)! And then you are getting the
additional ensemble pieces for free!! And the condition is just
about that good… nearly like new.  There are a few slight
issues (likely replaced waistband, but that's just about the only
issue!  Even a WEARABLE size! Measures: 34" bust, 25" waist,
12.5" across back, 40" long skirt from waist to hem, 76" long in
back. I can get the bodice on me at size 4/6, so the back isn't too
small as are most of these Victorian gowns. I could detail all the
details, but I've written too much already, so the photos will tell
you all you need to know.  Note: there is a lace trimmed veil
that will come with this that isn't original but matches
beautifully. If you want a Victorian Wedding Gown, look no further! 
Good enough for the US President's wife on New Years Eve!!! 

 Also Listed in the
Museum and Wedding Categories.

Approx. –
SIZE 2/4

SOLD
            
            
# 11439 –
c. 1880's Victorian Black Beaded
Mantle! NEAR
MINT CONDITION!

One of the BEST beaded
mantles you are apt to find! 
In NEAR MINT condition (only
two dangles are missing, and
you can re-arrange two to
make it look perfect. 
I just can't say enough
about this one.  Has a
"size 42" in gold lettering
inside the collar (which is
the only area that is, or
was originally lined). 
Probably Parisian.  
PLEASE just look at all the
photos… you will see all
the details and I presume
you will be in awe as much
as I was when I spotted this
beauty!  I just
realized that this is
exactly the same design as
one I sold years ago that
came from the Mellon Estate! 
Talk about wealthy! 

$
1,265.
 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2/4
check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
         # 191 – c. 1926 MADE
IN FRANCE Gold Lace
and Gold Sequin Dress over
Green Silk Original Slip! 
je
bought this dress, oh about
20 years ago.  I've
thought about selling it,
but just never quite wanted
to let it go.  It's not
perfect, so I can't price it
to match how much I love it. 
But… it's time for her to
go visit someone else who
will love her for the next
20 years. Or
metallic lace with gold
sequins here and there, and
the rows of gold sequins
create the upsidedown "A" at
front and ends in a modified
sequin bow at front hipline.  
Something Lanvin might have
done. le
attached original slip is a
green silk…. a very
popular color in the 20s.  
So what's wrong? Bien,
the neckline sequins are
stiff… like someone tried
to conserve it… not
terrible, just something was
used on it.  Then there
are areas of "messiness" in
the sequins (mostly at the
left side). Il y a un
heel tear at the hemline,
and a hole in the slip
bottom. Même
with the issues, it's still
a "sweetie".  And can
be worn with care. 
Priced to sell to some lucky
gal!

$ 465. 
        
         SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2 (check
measurements above)

SOLD

            
# 3794 – c. 1890's
Mme. Elise, Boston, USA Beaded Yellow
Silk Brocade Ball Gown with Huge Chiffon Balloon Sleeves! 
Oh lordy! je
KNOW this will make you swoon… and if you don't, then you should
check your pulse to make sure you are alive!!  A brilliant
yellow floral and striped silk brocade interspersed with a yellow
grosgrain material and silk ribbons with bows. The bodice is beaded
on the front in a faux "vest" design.  The sleeves are massive
balloon with swags of silk crepe chiffon!!  This is on my
smallest mannequin/dressform which means it's too tiny to be
worn….a size 000 or so. The condition of the dress is quite
good… BUT, big but… the chiffon sleeves are tearing badly (see
photo), and there is a bit of green tarnish under the arms, and
needs a new corset string or ribbons.  For that reason, it's
priced to sell to someone who will cherish it for the beauty it is.  
I LOVE the label…. Boston, USA.  Not Boston, Mass.  So
you gotta assume this might have been designed and created in Paris
and was exported to the USA.  It could have also been labeled
as such to try to evade customs charges (many a turn of the century
dressmaker was fined for evading fees!!).   This is one of
those rare pieces.  If perfect, this would cost at least
$2,500!!   Basically selling for the price of the fabulous
skirt.  FINAL SALE ITEM!

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 000(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            
# 6949 – c. 1905 Exceptional
White Irish Crochet Trained Skirt!  WEARABLE
SIZE!   Irish Crochet…. there is really no
lace better (at least that's MY opinion!).   The prices
(as you probably know) have skyrocketed for Irish Crochet lace, and
the gowns and skirts especially. You will need to wear a slip under,
or get a few made in various colors to give the skirt lots of
different looks.  Imagine over nude, or white, or pastel, or
black!  Whatever you love!  The lace includes small roses,
canterbury bells on vines, large multi-layered 3-D petal flowers and
circular inserts of knotted net lace. LOVE the floral hemline Ecru
silk waistband.  Measures:  a WEARABLE 27" waist, 40" long
in front, 50" long in back. Excellent condition.

$ 2,250. 
          
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4/6
        

SOLD
            
            
            # 11293 –
        
            
c. 1903-1907 Black and White Silk Chiffon Lightly Pleated Ruffled
Scarf or "Ruff"!

Direct to this website from the relatives of a wealthy
New York family!  You know they were wealthy just from the
quality of the goods if nothing else!  This is one piece of a
few going up soon.  Black silk chiffon "ruff" trimmed in white
tatting.  These were worn just as you see… decorative piece. 
I'd love to say it's Excellent condition, and it would be except for
both ends (waaahhhh).  See photos… there are tears to both
sides.  You COULD shorten and then it would have no issues. 
But then it would be more expensive so…  😉  Just
lovely. 100" long,

$ 245. 
          

SOLD

SOLD
            
            #
3975 – c. 1900 Trained
Afternoon -2-piece Gown of Amethyst
Bengaline, Trimmed in Lace
and Ribbon Frills with Green
Velvet Bow!

I have been holding on to
this gown for over 10
years… but it's time for
her to be allowed to go live
with someone else. je
ADORE the fact that this
dress was drawn (beautifully
I might add!) for the poster
of the Museum Exhibition
entitled "Victorian
Twilight".  This
exhibition traveled
throughout the US displaying
a collection of Turn of the
Century gowns owned by Neil
Vincent. Excellent
condition… hardly anything
wrong to even mention beside
one small tear in the
chiffon front collar (the
fact that the chiffon still
exists at all in Excellent
condition is a miracle!). 
One of the reasons this is
still so great is that it's
fully lined in oil cloth
rather than silks, and love
the fact that there is a
stamp found inside on the
oil cloth which reads "spun
glass".  I even found a
1900 newspaper selling that
fabric!  Lovely soft
lavender or light amethyst
color bengaline (like a
grosgrain) silk fabric gown. 
Off white lace trim with
thin ribbon scalloped ribbon
frills.  Black velvet
at neck and waist and a
splash color of soft green
velvet bow at the bustline! 
Measures:  29" bust,
22" waist, 23" waist skirt,
39" long from waist to hem
in front, 47" long in back. 
Really too small to wear,
but makes a great
display!!!!!

$ 865.
 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

             # 7653 –
        
            
c. 1910 Edwardian White Lawn Dress with Embroidery and Open Lace!

            
LARGER SIZE! 

When I say "larger size" for antique dresses or gowns,
that means large enough for a human female of today to wear it! 
It doesn't mean that I'll calling us "fat" or "large"… but we ARE
much larger than the women (and men!) of yesteryear… especially in
the shoulder area.  Anyway, now that you aren't offended… I
always look for antique gorgeous pieces that you can actually
wear… even though they are only to be worn gently.  So if you
want to wear for your wedding, wear it down the aisle and for
photos, and then change to another dress for the reception so you
can "move".  Some of these Edwardian whites are all lace, some
are embroidered on cotton or gauze, and some (like this one) are
embroidered on a very fine cotton muslin (which is a loosely woven
cotton).  Love the open work lace on short sleeves and
neckline. Very airy with pretty embroidered flowers. je
added the pink satin at waist (doesn't come with it), just buy a
ribbon of your color choice, or white if you prefer.  As you
see, you will need to wear a slip under.  These are so easy to
make, you can have a few in different colors for different looks.  
Just a simple tube shape with ribbon straps. Done!  Tiny
buttons up back.  Measures:  up to 40" bust, up o 32"
waist, up to 46" hips, 58" long from shoulder to hem (if you are
taller, you can show some slip at the hem so this looks more like a
tunic.  Fairly long-waisted at 17" from shoulder to waist. 
Excellent condition with just extreme minor pulling of muslin (see
photos)

$ 895. 
        
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 10
        

SOLD
            

# 7685 – c. 1926 Black
Cotton Net Flapper Dress with Clear and Silver Beads!

 Hey Downton
Abbey Fans!!   I am ALWAYS looking for flapper
beaded dresses on cotton netting. POURQUOI? First, because they
were usually made in France or Belgium (so there's that!), and
Second, because the cotton netting is nearly indestructible!!! le
flapper dresses on silk chiffon or silk crepe can (and do) shred
under the weight of the beads over the years, but the cotton netting
is as strong today as it was 90 years ago… and should last another
100 years! So, then you only have to worry about the thread to hold
on the beading.  This dress is 99% intact.  There has been
some re-beading over the years, and at least one short line where
beads are missing at the hem (see photos) and a bit of thread repair
under the arms (hardly worth a mention).  Beads can still fall
off, but you won't miss them… there are thousands!!!!! le
entire dress is covered!!!   You will want to wear a slip
under… whatever color suits you.  Black will give it a darker
look and show off the beading even more. LOVE the fact that the
dress is longer at the sides… just a bit… with a bit of extra
material there for a bit of a flounce. Sweet! Cette
dress is fairly small… measures up to 35" bust, up to 33" waist,
up to 36" hips, 39-41" long from shoulder to hem… BUT you want to
wear flapper dresses a bit larger, so best to be smaller than the
measurements above… unless you like your flapper dresses to fit
like today's dresses.

$ 1,685.

 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0-4 (check
measurements above)

SOLD

            
# 11335 – c. 1910 Black
Sequin and Ribbon Embroidery on Net Edwardian Trained Overdress!
LARGER SIZE!!!

Yes, I get lots of requests for larger sized gowns.. everyone asks
me if there were ever ANY larger sized women back then. 
Well…. I can answer you with this gown.  YES! Measures a
fabulous up to 42" bust, 36" waist, up to 50" hips, 56" long from
shoulder to hem in front, 70" long in the back.  Even long
waisted at 17" from shoulder to waistband (normally 15" to waist). 
I am showing the net overdress over a pink slip that doesn't come
with it…. doesn't look all that great under it anyway, so I'm sure
you can find a better slip.  Remember, with these black net
overdresses, you can change up the look with the color of the slip! 
Black slip will make it look like a black gown with ornamentation. 
Light color as you see.  Red will look more like the famous
Rose's Titanic gown.  Now, important information is about the
condition issues.  Mostly great, but there are dime sized and
smaller holes in the netting (see the last two photos to see most of
them on the upper skirt front and back.  You can fairly easily
cover these with appliques, or something.  As long as you have
"an eye", you can make it look symmetrical and great.  Or if
you are wearing over black slip, you won't see the holes. 
Incredibly, the underarms are fine (usually the first to go!). 
Sure there are sequins missing.  But you won't care. 
There are plenty left.

$ 585.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 14/16(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

# 3524 –
RARE c. 1890's
Milan, Italy Raw Silk Maternity/Nursing Dressing Gown! 

I'm 99% sure that this is a dressing
gown worn just after giving birth for nursing.  It's lovely
with the huge mutton sleeves, ruffled yoke and hemline and
mini-pleated yoke front and back, and large ornamental ribbons at
the back.  When you look under the front, you will see an inner
buttoned bodice which would have been unbuttoned to nursing, but the
exterior silk layer would allow for modesty. Measures:  up to
34/35" bust, up to 26" waist, 58" long from shoulder to hem.   
Excellent condition.  Hardly
looks worn, inside and out.  Beautifully made interior, so this
wasn't an inexpensive item when new. I wish I could read the label
for you, but it was a dressmaker Elise _____, 2 Rasini, Milano,
Italy.  Great piece for those of you who collect maternity
pieces!! 
Aussi
listed in the Lingerie
section.

$ 795.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2/4

SOLD
            
# 11004 – c. 1907-1910
Elaborate White Cutwork and Mixed Lace and
Embroidered Lawn Dress!
Celles-ci
white cotton or linen dresses of the Edwardian era were called lawn
dresses, or lingerie dresses, or "whites"… and probably lots of
other names as well. Basically they were the summer day dresses and
could be worn with a variety of colored slips/linings.  Usually
pink or light blue were the most popular, but you can make a
statement with black, nude or just about any other color under you
would like! Please just wear SOMETHING under!! 🙂
This dress has a bit of the pigeon front (or "monobosom" that was so
popular in the early 1900's…. and made popular in the paintings
and drawings of "The Gibson Girl" with her hair piled high on her
head. If you don't like the pigeon front, you can always easily make
some quick easy tucks and it will fit your bust in a more modern
Regardez. Just please baste anything you might do… so the dress
can be returned to its original shape for the next person who might
inherit it.  Remember, we are just passing through time. 
This dress will outlive most of us if treated with respect!!   
Measures: up to 37" bust (due to pigeon), up to 26" slightly empire
waist (so measure yourself under your breasts or ribcage), up to 39"
hips, 55" long in front from shoulder to hem, 58" long in back. 
Excellent condition!!  Just 2 slight spots at the very hemline
and one opening of the last in the back waist (easy fix… see
photos). Cute little buttons at back to close. Un
of the Good Ones… easy to wear 1/2 sleeves and doesn't have the
constricting high neck.  Whoo Whoo!

$ 785.
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 2/4(check
measurements above)

SOLD

# 7584 – c. Early 1920's
Bonwit Teller & Co., 19 Rue d'Antin,
Paris / New York  Black Silk Velvet
Beaded Art Deco Opera Cape with Ermine Fur Collar!
Oh mon! It's getting harder to find beaded 1920s capes
and coats.  I think someone is hording them! Whoever
you are… let them come out and play!! 🙂  OR just add
this to your collection so you can have them all. 
Lovely black silk velvet with the entire lower 2/3's covered
with deco design steel cut or jet beads.  Just the
right amount of sparkle.  The collar is an off-white
fur which I believe is ermine.  It was designed for you
to wear the collar up or down with two snaps on either side.  
The FRENCH Bonwit Teller label is unique and quite rare. 
Lined in a light gray silk.  Excellent condition with
just a few minor beads missing here and there, and the silk
lining has a few small tears from weight where the collar
meets (see photos) and a smidge of dirt (OK, now I'm really
getting picky!!).  The only other thing to mention
would be that if I owned it, I would cover the hook at the
front top with an ornamental piece to jazz it up there. 
Again, this is just a personal choice.   The cape
measures:  48" long from shoulder to hem. 

              $ 1,385.  
        
            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE should fit anyone!(check
measurements above)

SOLD 
            

            
# 11218 – c. 1920's Blue Floral Chiffon Flapper Dress!

 LARGER
SIZE! 

LOVE the colors and design of this chiffon flapper dress. 
Sadly it's not in perfect condition… and as much as I hate to sell
items that have problems, every so often I do just because the item
is so lovely.   So.. you'll see in the photos there is a
bit of minor pulling of fabric at the mid front neckline and back. 
There are pinholes here and there, mostly near the hem, and then the
worst spot is at the mid back of blue flounce which you will see.  
The lower blue of the skirt is stitched on with a loose stitch. Pourquoi?
Not sure, but can be strengthened without any problem.  
You'll also need a slip under.  But it's priced with all these
issues in mind.  Measures:

 up to 40" bust, up to 36" waist, up to
42" hips, 46" long from shoulder to hem.

$ 235. 

         
        
            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 8/10 – small 12(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            # 7436 – c. 1912 White Cotton
Batiste Gauze Fishtail Trained Gown! 
LARGER SIZE!
         Edwardian gown. Titanic Gown. 
This gown has lots of possible names, including Gorgeous Gown! 🙂
This gown can also double for a Regency Era Gown. le
uniqueness of this gown is in the back more than the front, so
PLEASE look at the additional photos to see the draped sides which
gather at the lower back in an oval shape creating a fishtail train! 
There are tiny silk flowers at that oval, as well as on the front
bodice.  The edges and yoke are tatted lace.  Hooks at
back. Condition is close to Excellent as there is one small yellow
spot at the yoke (see photo), and there are wax flowers which will
hide a previous extra gather (I think to hide a spot) on the side
drapes… but I gotta say… looks even better because of this!! 🙂
The wax flowers are removed and will be shipped with the dress, so
there will be no chance they will melt in the mail onto the dress. 
EXTREMELY wearable… very strong material!!  And in a GOOD
SIZE!   Measures:  up to 38-40" bust, up to 31" waist
(empire), 17" across the back between armseams, 52" long from
shoulder to hem, 62" long in back.  SO… this is for a SHORT
gal if you want it to reach the ground at front.   OR you
can add lace or another longer layer under if you are taller. 
Note:  the pink sash doesn't come with the gown, just get
yourself a ribbon in any color you like! 

Also Listed in the
Wedding Section.  

        

SOLD
            
# 11364 – c. 1910-1920
Extraordinary Ivory Art Lace
Opera Coat with Pleated Chiffon Trim and  Embroidery!

 So I have a question for you.  Would you rather have a
fantastic antique art lace opera coat with a totally torn lining and
a near perfect exterior?  Or the opposite?  I'm guessing
you'd rather have the former.  A lining can always be
replaced… but to have the exterior be nearly perfect… well THAT
is rare!!  This is one of those pieces that you ACHE to have
the original label still remaining, but sadly whatever was there is
gone.  Often some of the best Parisian pieces had labels
removed so the US dress shops could avoid customs fees. Si vous
go back into the newspapers of the times, you will see shop owners
arrested and fined for this practice!  Even some of the top NYC
dressmaker/shops of the era.  We'll never know for sure unless
someone can find an exact duplicate with a label (yeah, not likely I
savoir). Anyway… whatever the origins… this is one
damn extraordinary art lace opera coat. Le fait que le
pleated chiffon trim all down the interior front, around the collar
and at the cuff is still in near mint condition (though
darker/dirtier than originally) is SOOOO rare!! And again, the
exterior silk and lace and embroidery is in near mint condition! 
So look at the closeup photos of the coat to see all the detail.
Including the the open  detail under the sleeve (like a cape),
the slight cocoon shape at the thighs, the wide bell sleeves, the
one button closure, and even the details inside (!), the pocket, the
braid detail at the inner armseam,  and lace at the upper
inside back (where the label may have been).  Measures: 
up to 48" bust, 16" across shoulders, 50" long from shoulder to hem.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE Medium

SOLD
            
# 6630 – c. 1900
HOUSE OF WORTH, Paris Pink Silk Print
Taffeta! Bodice with Ecru Lace and Light Blue Waist with "Tails"! 
 Oh god…. I FOUND this bodice tucked
away in a local theater costume department just smashed in with all
the other costumes and I nearly fell over!!!  I knew just with
one glance that it was something special, and then I looked inside
to see "Worth, Paris" on the petersham.  My heart skipped a
beat.  This is what you dream of finding… the needle in the
haystack.  HOWEVER… sadly I didn't find it soon
enough.  Who knows how long it was there, and when the exterior
silk started splitting (especially on the sleeves). Ses
possible I wasn't even born yet when it started to go, but I do wish
I could go back in time to save it.  Anyway…. I saved what's
left.  So for those of you who would just KILL to own your own
House of Worth piece, but can't afford those in great condition….
here's your chance to own this for display or study. Si vous
place in a shadow box, you can probably avoid seeing too much of the
issue.  It would take a miracle to the tears on the sleeves,
but the rest of it is still in stable enough condition… as is
(surprisingly) the interior and lace.   It's even a larger
size than most (not that anyone is gonna wear it), but 34" bust and
25" waist.  As to dating this piece, I'm not sure without the
skirt, and due to the rare "tails", so it's 1890's – 1906 era.
PLEASE make sure you know what you are buying by looking at all
the photos… especially the last two photos.

SOLD

SOLD

            
 # 7583 – c. 1910 Emma
Wagen, Lucerne

            
Edwardian
Embroidered Rose Colored Gown! Du

            
AB DICK Estate!  Who
was AB Dick?? Bien,
the A. B. Dick Company
was a major American manufacturer of copy machines and office
supplies in the late 19th Century and the 20th Century.. The company
was founded in 1883 in Chicago as a lumber company by Albert Blake
Dick. It soon expanded into office supplies and, after licensing key
autographic printing patents from Thomas Edison (I presume you've
heard of him??), became the world's largest manufacturer of
mimeograph equipment The company introduced the Flatbed Duplicator
in 1887 (!), then went to rotating cylinder duplicators, then
obviously back to flatbed copiers at some point. Alors …
anyway… this gown came from the AB Dick estate in a trunk with a
few other dresses (and parasol)… there will be a few more going up
soon.  But THIS one is perhaps my favorite!  LOVE the
label!  "Emma Wagen, Lucerne".  Nice!!  Obviously
these wealthy women traveled the world.    The gown
is a gorgeous rare color… a bold rose color embroidered with
slightly lighter silk giving a tone on tone look… and OH those
dangled tassles!!! Fantastique! Lace trim at cuffs and
yoke/neck.   Exquisitely tailored.  Closes with
hidden hooks/snaps that couldn't be worn by any woman without a
maid. 😉  At first glance, it's Excellent condition… however
there are a few issues.  Some moth found the back of one sleeve
creating one larger hole, and one smaller hole (see photos) and then
there are a few other small moth holes on lower skirt and front left
skirt panel.  Again, nothing terrible… but I like to try to
make sure you know everything.  Only thing else is some loss of
gauze behind the lace… hard to believe there is any at all. 
Usually gone totally.  Scale of 1-10?  An EASY 9. 
Fully lined.  Measures: 30" bust, 24" waist, up to 34" hips,
51" long from shoulder to hem (VERY petite!  She was likely
4'10").

$ 965. 
          

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00 Short(check
measurements above)
        
        

SOLD
            
# 5481 – c. 1860's Pink
Silk Satin Corselette with Tassels!  Hard to believe
this isn't a reproduction piece.  But I assure you it's not! 
Gorgeous pink silk satin corselette trimmed with a darker pink silk
satin trim. This came from the same estate of some of the other
Victorian pieces you will see on this website. Excellent
condition!!  Incredible!  This was also hand-stitched by a
great seamstress from the mid-1800s. Four bones.  Closes in the
front with tiny hooks/eyes and then there are two original tassels
finishing off the piece.  Lovely!  You have to imagine
this piece worn over a very blousy blouse with huge balloon sleeves
and wide circular skirt.  I probably should have tried to
photograph with those pieces under, but I'm hoping you are smart
enough to know what you are seeing here!!!  Pretty sure this
would have been an evening piece…. who wears pink satin during the
day??? (OK, I confess, I might!!).  Check out the photos of the
back now… trust me!  Just as beautiful in back as in the
front.  So hard to find these pretty colors!!!  Measures: 
32" bust, 25" waist, but it has a 12" back (quite small), so fits
smaller than these measurements.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0

SOLD
            

             # 11125 – c. 1904
Victorian/Gibson Era Light Blue Patterned Silk Bodice Trimmed in
Ecru Lace! 
This piece is just the bodice. 
Sadly the matching skirt is no longer with the bodice. Bien que
beautiful, this bodice isn't in pristine condition.  You'll see
that the lace is dirty here and there, there are slight underarm
stains (hardly seen), but the real issue is that the front bodice is
two layers of chiffon… one a horizontal pleated off-white, the
other a light blue. The top chiffon is fairly torn. le
under chiffon only has a tear at the top, so you could replace the
top chiffon layer to make this bodice look a bit better. L'AMOUR
the two enameled decorations at the side waist! Lining is cotton, so
that's in great condition. Measures:  32" bust, up to 23"
waist.  Quite small across back, so these are deceptive sizes
to wear.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00(check
measurements above)

SOLD

            

            # 11294 –
        
            
c. 1906/1907

            
A. H. METZNER, New York
Green Ottoman Silk/Wool Fabric and Lace Trim 3-piece Afternoon Gown
with Original Blouse! 

LARGER

            
SIZE! 
I LOVE this woman!!! j'étais
lucky enough to get quite a few larger sized A.H. Metzner, NY
Victorian (I know… technically 1906/1907 is the Gibson Girl /
Edwardian Era… but has the Victorian look so… ) items from this
one estate. She was "zaftig" for the era!!! If you look up A.H.
Metzner, you will see at least one example of this dressmaker's
gowns at the LACMA (see their A.H. Metzner below).. Oh my word… I
love this women!  These are exactly what I would have worn had
I had the money and had I lived in the early 1900s (though I still
think I did!).  😉  Green (not quite as bright as the
photos that are lightened so you can see detail) ottoman (textured
stripe) likely a silk/wool combination fabric with velvet trim on
adorable matching bolero with open sleeves to show off the silk,
chiffon, embroidered, lace and embellished high-neck original blouse
with original green silk tie belt.  The skirt and bolero and in
great condition (tiny, tiny pinholes in skirt are unnoticed). 
However the blouse chiffon is fragile and has tears at the upper
sleeves and the lining is torn.  So not absolutely perfect, but
still in remarkable shape and WHAT AN ENSEMBLE!!!  Wear a
different blouse and it's perfectly wearable!  (The bolero has
a small tear in the lining only).  Measures: 40" bust, 
32" waist,  42" long from waist to hem in front, 44" long in
back.

$ 1,685. 
          

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 10/12
(check measurements above)

SOLD

            
            
            # 11296 –
        
            
c. 1906/1907

            
A. H. METZNER, New York
Purple Wool, Silk and Velvet Soutache Trim 2-piece Afternoon Gown! 

LARGER

            
SIZE! 
I LOVE this woman!!! j'étais
lucky enough to get quite a few larger sized Victorian items from
this one estate. She was "zaftig" for the era!!! If you look up A.H.
Metzner, you will see at least one example of this dressmaker's
gowns at the LACMA (see other A.H. Metzner below). Cette
2-piece gown is the MOST yummy, gorgeous, vibrant, purple!!!!! 
I LOVE purple!!! So hard to find ones of this era that aren't
completely faded.  This one has well protected from the sun,
but sadly some moths love the gown as much as I do. Donc vous
will see some moth holes here and there (the worst at the upper back
and shoulder – see photos).  A good seamstress can perform
magic with hole repair (expensive) or back with same color to make
them seen less.  The purple silk is in excellent condition as
is the ecru lace and pretty embroidery at the bodice.  Trimmed
in purple velvet here and there.  The soutache is slightly worn
at the edges.   The skirt is pleated (like you'd see in a
walking suit) so I'm figuring this as an afternoon gown. 
Measures: 40" bust,  32" waist,  37" long from waist to
hem in front, 39" long in back.  If you love purple like I
do… DON'T miss out!  You won't see another one for quite some
time! (I know because I look for them!).

$ 1,345. 
          

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 10/12
(check measurements above)

SOLD

            

            # 7651 –
        
            
c. 1926 Coveted
Light Blue Beaded Flapper Dress

on Cotton Netting!

 Yes, these beaded flapper dresses are coveted because
they are beaded on nearly indestructible cotton netting. Most likely
from France or Belgium (which is where this net base was used)… as
opposed to chiffon, silk, or satin flapper dresses which tend to rip
over time from the sheer weight of the beading, and the instability
du tissu. So, as you would expect, this dress is in
EXCELLENT condition!  Has the great "flippy" scalloped hemline. 
Great for dancing the Charleston.  🙂  You'll need to wear
a slip under as it's sheer net.  But you can make one just by
creating a tube of material with ribbons for straps. Terminé.
These flapper dresses on cotton can sell for $2500.  Weighs 3
pounds!!  Measures:  up to 40" bust, up to 40" waist, up
to 41" hips, 39" long from shoulder to hem.  Shown on a
35/25/36 mannequin and it's great on her… meant to be worn
slightly large.

$ 1,895. 
          

            
            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2-6, perhaps 8(check
measurements above)
        

SOLD
            

            
# 11214 – c. 1920's Black Flapper Dress with Sheer Green Horizontal
Embroidered Panels and Fringe!

Très
Deco! A 1920's day dress that you'd expect to see in any 1920's
movie setting.  Probably with tons of green long necklaces. 
Always remember the accessories for the right vintage look! 
Just sayin'!  Simple black tubular shape with the sheer
horizontal green embroidered panels (so you'll need a slip under the
skirt.  Short cap sleeves. This dress is tailored with an
interesting button scarf at size.  It pulls in the
waistline/upper hipline and then the very long tassels fall down to
the hem.  If you need this dress a bit larger, you can move the
muttons a bit to create up to 39" hips.  Excellent condition
with just minor underarm discoloration (see photo) and the tassels
are curlier than they were originally.   Measures:

 up to 45" bust, up to 37" hips, 45"
long from shoulder to hem. As always, these flapper dresses are
meant to be worn large, so the bust is quite large for a reason…
it's supposed to hide the bust for that straight boy shape. 
This is not a dress to feel sexy in.

$ 385. 
         
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 10/12(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

        
#7193 – RARE c. early 1920's Mohair
Flapper "Hair" Cloche with Rhinestone "Barrette"! 
I've been selling on this website for 14 years now, and I've only
found 3 other 1920s "hair" cloches.  Two metallics (one gold,
one silver) and one PINK!  These are quite rare as that means I
only find one every 3.5 years! 🙂  This is the first one I
found in a hair color and sort of hair texture… actually a
mohair!!   Designed as the others with tight curls at back
and a "hair part" at the top.  This one has the addition of a
large  rhinestone "barrette" which is attached to the cloche!!! 
Hou la la! These are usually quite large sized… why? you ask??
Because I believe they were for those gals with long Edwardian hair
who weren't ready, or brave enough, to cut off their long locks to
have the "new" short flapper bob cut.  So, they used these
instead…. and all that hair had to be tucked into the piece, so..
they are large for the normal sized head.   This one looks
like it was relined at some point in time, as the white gauzy
material inside isn't original… but hey…. not really a huge
deal, is it??   The rhinestone ornament has a few
rhinestones missing that can easily be replaced if you care. 
I'll look to see if I have any replacement stones that fit. I can't
be sure I will, so …   For all your gals (and I know
there are many) who collect fantastic flapper headpieces…. don't
hesitate!  Excellent condition (other than the rhinestones
missing and interior replacement).   FYI, the last two
sold for $2,850 and $3,450., so this is a no-brainer!! 

Also Listed in the
Hats, etc. and Museum Sections.

$ 1,865.

            
SOLD

SOLD
            
# 7458 – c. 1911/1912
Exquisite Black Jet Beaded "Titanic" Edwardian Gown!

 Extremely
rare fully jet black beaded Edwardian gown over green silk with gold
lame lace trim! Come on… when was the last time you saw a gown as
beautiful as what Rose wore onboard the Titanic in the movie.. you
know, her "jump" dress of black beading over red??  Well, now
you have!  The gown isn't perfect, but still in remarkable
condition as most of these colored silk linings from this era are in
tatters.  There is just a bit of discoloration of the green
silk (seen when lifting up the black beaded overdress), and there is
a bit of messiness at mid upper back ecru lace, and some tearing of
the lace under one sleeve at back (see photos).  Although this
is in a wearable size, I would hope that this gown is purchased to
be displayed rather than destroyed. Just too rarely beautiful! 
I can't tell you what to do once you buy it, but just my hope. 
Measures:  35" bust, up to 29" slightly empire waist, up to 38"
hips (39" if you don't want to sit). Doesn't come with a belt, but
probably was worn with something like you see I added in the photos. 
Might have been black
velvet or black satin.  I just used a satin sash (doesn't come
with it).   

  Also Listed
in the Museum Section.  
FINAL SALE ITEM!

$ 3,450.

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 4/6(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 5996 – c. 1929 Gold Lame Lace Flapper Dress with
Sequins over Gold Velvet Slip!

Voici
one of those dresses that you wish had the original labels still
attached, but alas… through the years labels can disappear. 🙂
I have to start by telling you that this dress isn't as perfect as
most of the pieces I sell, but still in quite good condition! Mais
who could resist it?  Oh, and that is NOT a sleeve… that is
an attached "scarf" of the gold lace and lined in the same
chartruese/gold velvet.  It will look better with an arm! 
I assume you have one!  Love the asymmetrical wide sequin
covered velvet attached "sash/hip band" and matching asymmetrical
hemline!  The entire dress is a bright gold lace….
surprisingly NOT tarnished!  WHOOPIE!!  It's still GOLD!! 
Fantastic find as usually these have oxidized over the last 80+
années. However, as you will see from the photos, there are a
few small areas (underarm and upper back) where the lace has a
"hole"… which a talented seamstress can repair with a bit of
golden thread.  I'm just not a talented seamstress so I sell as
a trouvé. All this lace is over the original chartreuse/gold
velvet slip.  That slip isn't in perfect condition (see the
photos)… and could be fairly easily replaced .. just use the
current one as a pattern.  Simple tube shape!  
You'll want to find something close in color to match the hip piece
and scarf lining (even though those are both a bit tired/dirty.
Again, remember, my standards are very high…. I want items in
perfect condition if possible!) OR just use a nude color slip would
look equally beautiful… or if you want to go crazy, you can use a
green silk lining.  Whatever you like!   The gold
lace dress is the selling point here. Measures:  up to 33/34"
bust, up to 31" waist, up to 38" hips, 46" to 57" long from shoulder
to hem.   

FINAL SALE ITEM!

$ 795.
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 2/4(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            # 11295 –
        
            
c. 1906/1907

            
A. H. METZNER, New York
Black Silk Taffeta Cutwork 2-piece Trained Gown with Ecru Lace! 

LARGER

            
SIZE! 
I LOVE this woman!!! j'étais
lucky enough to get quite a few larger sized Victorian items from
this one estate. She was "zaftig" for the era!!! If you look up A.H.
Metzner, you will see at least one example of this dressmaker's
gowns at the LACMA .  So "my" black gown is made of silk
taffeta.  If you ever saw Gone With The Wind, you'd remember
Rhett giving Mammy a red silk taffeta petticoat because of the
lovely rustling sound it would make when worn. That's what you get
with silk taffeta! 🙂  So many beautiful cutwork details in
this 2-piece gown… especially around the hemline (so hard to see,
so please look at the additional photos!!!!).  Measures: 40"
bust,  30/31" waist,  41" long from waist to hem in front, 
47" long in back Excellent condition… the only issue is there is a
brown stain on the front bodice lace (see photos) where she might
have worn a flower…. and other darkening of the lace you might
think you see in the photos is so unimportant as to not be seen in
person (note: I also stuffed the lower sleeves, so they look
slightly whiter in the photos).  Even the interior is
excellent.  There are extreme minor pindots in the skirt
taffeta… like previously sewn seams… but seems to be back to the
original size now.

$ 1,165. 
         

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 10/12
(check measurements above)
        

SOLD
            
# 2162 – 

c. 1917

COLANGELO, Stevens Building,
Chicago
Navy Wool Flannel Walking
Suit! 

LARGER SIZE! 
je
love finding decent sized
antique pieces… you
know… ones that can be
worn by women today without
spending years  being
corseted. 😉
Measures:  up to 42"
bust, up to 32/33" waist, up
to 44" hips, 38" long from
shoulder to hem, 14" across
the back, 33" waist skirt,
up to 48" hips skirt, 36"
long skirt with 6" hem. 
So if you happen to have a
1917 automobile and want the
matching outfit, or have a
suffragette rally to attend,
or just love to wear
something this original
either together as a suit,
or just the jacket alone….  
Love the "sailor" WWI
influence back collar, and
all the buttons detailing
the back sleeves and back
jacket, and all the
tailoring details (see
photos). Excellent
condition… sort of. 
I found two tiny moth holes
(see photos), and there
seems to be a slight bit of
fading (which frankly I
never saw in person…
except seems to show up in
the photos).  Fully
lined with some issues at
the upper interior lining
(see photos). All these
issues are pretty minor. 
The only issue that will
need your attention is the
upper front skirt that has a
3.5" vertical tear (see
photo).  Turn it into a
design element when you
repair. 🙂

NEW LISTING!

$ 385.

 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 10/12 ish (check
measurements above)

SOLD

            

            # 4328 –
        
            
c. 19-Teens
            
MAID MARION DRESSES
Plaid Taffeta Afternoon Dress!  
Quite a rare dress! Cette
dress was displayed in museums across the USA many years ago. 
Unique and wonderful shape skirt, wide waistband, bobbinet lace
collar, and terrific rectangular red "buckle" ornaments at waistband
and cuffs, with adorable red ornaments at the neckline!  I'm
not even sure what those buckles are made of… they seem like
enamel painted wood????  Don't seem like bakelite, but could
être. Whatever, they are fab! I just love the asymmetrical
overskirt!!!!  This dress is in Excellent condition, except for
the fact that there are tiny tiny weakness holes in the taffeta on
upper sleeves from hanger. "Insert Sad Face Here". Mais
the uniqueness of this dress and the excellent condition both inside
and out elsewhere should make you forget. Measures:  up to 34"
bust, up to 26/27" waist, up to 43" hips, 49" long from shoulder to
hem.  I've found quite a few great ads for Maid Marion Dresses
from the late teens to 1920s.  See some with the additional
photos of the dress.  Also here's the link to an article about
the marketing of the label!  
http://tinyurl.com/qerzw25  
High quality and expensive
when new!  $35 – $55 back in 1921 would be a $450 – $700 dress
aujourd'hui!

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4
(check measurements above)

SOLD
            

            # 491 –
        
            
c. 1912/1913 Ivory Silk Crepe Jacquard Edwardian Gown with Tassels
and Pearl Ornaments!  
OK all… I'm selling some of
the Edwardian gowns that have been in my personal closet for years. 
People often ask me what I have in my personal stash… the answer
isn't as exciting as you'd think.  I haven't held on to the
best pieces… these are just pieces that have been with me from my
early days of collecting. They are like my "friends". Alors
I want you to be nice.  Even though they aren't in as pristine
a condition as I normally sell, they were purchased with my limited
budget at the time, and my LOVE of the Edwardian era (that's what
started my "vintage-itis").   So, this gown is an ivory
silk jacquard with small side "v" train and interesting sleeves with
dangling silk tassels off "v" shape.  Horizontal crossed bodice
with lovely faux pearl decoration at one front side (one pearl
missing).  Then.. check out the upper back faux pearl and bow
AND the unique and wonderful faux pearl draped ornament on the lower
skirt!!!!!  SO fabulous!  As you see, the bodice is a
combination of plain crepe and jacquard crepe silk.  Measures:
32" bust,  24" waist,  up to 35" hips, 54" long from
shoulder to hem (you should be smaller than these measurements). 
Condition is quite good. You might need a few stitches on the
hooks/eyes as well.

$ 645. 
          

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00
(check measurements above)

SOLD
            

            # 99999 –
        
            
c. 1911/1912 Ecru Silk and Lace Edwardian Gown!
I'm selling some of the
Edwardian gowns that have been in my personal closet for years. 
People often ask me what I have in my personal stash… the answer
isn't as exciting as you'd think.  I haven't held on to the
best pieces… these are just pieces that have been with me from my
early days of collecting. They are like my "friends". Alors
I want you to be nice.  Even though they aren't in as pristine
a condition as I normally sell, they were purchased with my limited
budget at the time, and my LOVE of the Edwardian era (that's what
started my "vintage-itis").   This gown is lovely as you
see, but if you look closely you will see the silk has overall
discoloration and there are a few small holes/weaknesses (see
photos).  But SO pretty!! Especially the lace bodice, the crepe
silk rosettes on bodice and sleeves and the lovely rosettes on the
lower skirt front!  This gown came from a Museum Deaccession,
but I disagree with the 1916 date they have on the tag!… I'll let
you decide for yourself.   Measures:  32" bust, 
25" waist (empire waist),  up to 35" hips, 53" long from
shoulder to hem (you should be smaller than these measurements).
Condition is as described.  You might need a few stitches on
the hooks/eyes as well.

$ 275. 
          

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00
(check measurements above)

SOLD
            

            # 1700 – c. 1909/1910 Edwardian
Era Bright Pink Silk 2-piece Gown! 
Attention.  ATTENTION!!!  Calling all girls who can sew…
or know someone who can sew enough to add a waistband to this skirt
(it's already sewn on a band) and who can re-line the bodice. 
If you can do that.. well… get a load of this incredible color!!! 
This is one of those colors and flow and flutter of this silk that
makes you weak in the knees.  I know because I wore a gown like
this to an event once (many moons ago) and it was videotaped of me
walking from behind.  The flutter of the silk skirt was
dazzling!!  The finest feeling silk/satinish finish you'll ever
want to see again.   So, sew anyone??  Check out the
photos of the interior to see that the bones are still there, and
wisps of the original lining. OH and the BEST NEWS? Quand
you're done, this will fit a normal modern human being! 
Measures:  about up to 40" bust (though if you have a wide
back, let me check it out for you first), up to 30" waist, 41" long
from waist to hem.  The hem even has a sweet black velvet
ribbon at edge!  Nice touch! The bodice hooks up the front. 
The lace that the collar and cuffs looks to be handmade lace!! L'AMOUR
the ruched sleeves as well as the gathered detailing design on
bodice and around skirt bottom.  And the embroidery sunburst
designs!  And the back diamond stiff decorative "belt" back! 
What more do you WANT???????  OK, I have to tell you there is
one issue…. at the back of the skirt there is an area that is
discolored… almost in the shape of a small antique iron. 
It's possible… but it can get lost in the folds at back, and it's
pretty minor… but the photos will let you see it (4th to last
photo).  Check them out.   $ 425.  
        

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 8ish(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

             # 5950 – c. 1900 Victorian Gown
/ Gibson Era
Black Crinkly Silk 2-piece Gown with Salmon Pink Striped Silk
Bodice!  Comes with Matching Drawstring Purse! 
            REMARQUE:
To all who only want completely original… this is not! Il
was re-designed at some point in its life.  It was probably
originally a c. 1880's gown, and redesigned in c. 1900.  If you
inspect the gown, you will see all the original details, including
some button holes that are now not used, and even the original
colored purple and white silk used instead of the hot salmon-pink
striped material on the bodice now! However, what you have now is a
nice crinkly black material 2-piece gown with black beaded trim. 
It's in Excellent condition for what it is… though some of the
beads are missing on the cuff and have browned threads. le
skirt is hysterical, as someone added VERY wide "straps" to it…
not to wear as a jumper, but just to hang on a hanger.  
They just look funny.   They can easily be removed, but I
left them for fun! 🙂  There is a label attached that reads "c.
1886 visiting dress" so I'm assuming that was what it was
originally.  The left over material from the renovation was
formed into a drawstring purse that comes with this gown.
Measurements up to 31" bust, up to 29" waist, 40" long from waist to
hem in front, 41" long in back. 
$ 485.  
        
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00(check
measurements above)

SOLD 

            

            
# 11212 – c. 1920's Coral Silk Crepe Chiffon Party Dress with Silk
Ribbon Tabs and Matching Ostrich Feather Trim!  Comes with
Original Matching Chiffon Bolero! 

SO PRETTY! !This dress came to me from an old storage
area…. so hard to believe someone stashed it away for 90 years. 
She is just So happy to be OUT!  I swear I actually saw her
smile when I was photographing her.  She is SO ready for her
next Charleston!  Still in pretty remarkable condition… comes
with the original and attached slip (often you will find overdresses
and you have to remake a slip.. but here you don't).  Slightly
dropped waistline.  And that skirt bottom…. tiered layers of
shaded matching ostrich feathers with "tabs" of matching coral silk
ribbons.  And then a matching sweet floral arrangement trimmed
in ostrich feather at the waist.  There are a few snaps that
need to be resewn on, but they are still there…. just need
stitching (and I suck at sewing so better for you to do it).  
And then other than a few minor spots (see photos – slight underarm,
faint horizontal line on front bodice, and a few tiny tiny other
issues), and the fact that the silk ribbons are fragile, it's
Excellent… especially for this age!  Oh, and then surprise,
surprise you get the matching chiffon bolero that is quite rare to
find with it's original dress!!!!  There is one dark spot on
the cuff of the bolero (though it looks like a sideways heart, so
just think of it as that.) Measures:  up to 33" bust, up to 31"
waist, up to 35" upper hips or drop waist, 49" long from shoulder to
hem.

$ 625. 
          

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            
# 11418 – 
        
            
c. 1926 Ecru Silk Crepe
Chiffon Flapper Dress with
Rhinestones and Original
Attached Slip! 

Nice!!! I adore rhinestones
on Flapper dresses! je
always wish I could get all
the sparkle in the photos,
but alas…. you will just
have to take my word for
it… this will shine under
the lights. Il y a
also clear and white beads
in the design as well…
with the lovely small
cutouts at the upper back
dress.  Slightly
dropped waist, scalloped
hemline, snaps at dress
side.   Now the
dress isn't perfect, but
still in great condition
(but with all these 20s silk
chiffon dresses, it's
fragile just due to the
materials).  As you can
see from the photos, there
is one tiny chiffon issue at
the mid waist front, small
holes under one arm and then
an easy fix at the upper
back (I've just pinned)..
that will take two seconds
to sew back (but I'm a lousy
seamstress, so better for
you to deal with it). 
Still lovely and can be worn
with care… I'd suggest
worn with a body shaper so
as to keep the stress off
the dress and you might want
to re-inforce the issues.
Priced to sell. Measures: up
to 34" bust, up to 28"
waist, up to 35" hips, 41"
long from shoulder to hem. 
 Final
sale item.  

$ 185.  
          
        

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0/2(check
measurements above)

SOLD 

            

            
# 4618 – c. 1927 Black Silk
Velvet Flapper Dress! 

Museum Deaccession!

Great Gatsby Dress!

Another simple, basic flapper dress that will be SO
comfortable to wear to your next Great Gatsby event!  Just add
a bunch of long necklaces and T-strap shoes.  I've lightened
the first photos so you can see the detail of the tailoring of this
dress, including the very cool velvet "flower petals" under the pink
velvet rose.  Very good condition, though as you will see,
there is velvet crushing under the armholes, and just a little
stitching needed at seam.  The flower has age spots, so you can
replace with a new flower for just a few dollars. Measures:  up
to 40" bust, up to 40" waist, up to 41" hips.  If you are size
6, it will be worn large (as flapper dresses were)… but should fit
up to a size 10 or so.

$ 385. 
          

            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6-10(check
measurements above)
        

            
SOLD
            

            # 11122 – c. 1905 Off White
Silk/Linen Fancy Lace 2-piece "Graduation" Gown!
I figure this was one of the
very fancy, elaborate graduation gowns from the Gibson Girl era. 
But this was owned by one of the very wealthy gals, as it came from
an estate with some of the most gorgeous Paris Victorian and Gibson
era bodices (soon to go up!).  Meanwhile… this should make
your knees weak if you, like me, love very lacy girly pieces!!  Sadly,
unless you are tiny, it won't fit you.  But Excellent condition
and would be wearable if!  Measures:  23" waist, 41.5"
long from waist to hem in front, and 43.5" long in back.  As
the bust is a full pigeon front it's impossible to measure, so go by
the waist size. Closes with hooks at the back. je
call it silk/linen blend. I have no idea if that's true, but that's
what it feels like.  Check out all the close up photos of the
détails. I show over a slip (doesn't come with it), so
you will need to wear something under (you can see my slip is
shorter than the skirt… so you can see how the lace will look with
white under, or nude under. $ 945.  
        
            
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
#4455
            – c. 1910 Ivory Wool Ratine Ladies Suit! Un
            of the best things about this suit is the label!
            Classic! Even the typeface is great! Obviously,
            according to the label, it is true couture! 🙂
            "Tailored to measure by The American Ladies
            Tailoring Co., Chicago." And for all you antique
            car enthusiasts… the perfect item to wear if you
            happen to have a 1910 Model T Ford.. aka "Tin
            Lizzie"! Just add a hat and a pair of goggles!
            OR… if you happen to be an early Suffragette (the
            women's social and political group which became known
            as the Suffragettes in 1909). I'm assuming in the
            year 2010 there will be a 100-year re-enactment of
            the Suffragette Demonstration of 1910. in the UK
            (when, during a clash with police, hundreds of
            suffragettes were imprisoned!). So.. buy this suit
            now so you are ready to join in!!! 🙂 Classic S-curve
            shape ivory 2-piece suit made of ivory wool rating
            (has a nice diagonally lined texture). Excellent
            condition!! The jacket is like new! Perfect lining,
            etc. The skirt has always been unlined. Measures: up
            to 36" bust, 23/24" waist, up to 35"
            hips, 35" long jacket from shoulder to hem,
            39" long skirt. You can wear with the jacket
            closed and not worry about the skirt waist so much,
            or grab your corset and pull tight!! This jacket is
            looks perfectly modern and wearable!! Or is it just
            me??? Have I been living too long in the past????

$ 875. 

SOLD

Approx. –
            SIZE 4 (check
            measurements above)

SOLD

# 4529 – c. 1914 Off White Net
Edwardian Beaded Overdress with Dark Silver Beading and Beaded
Fringe!
Yes, I know… King Edward VII
died in 1910, but I still call anything up to 1915 "Edwardian" as
it's more about the tubular style than anything else.  So, now
that we have our history lesson out of the way, we can concentrate
on this piece.  As you can see, I am showing this over a light
blue slip, but that doesn't come with it.  It's just so you can
see what it might look like.  And depending what you wear
under, it will have loads of different looks!  Like Rose's
Titanic gown… if you wear a red slip under!!  Or worthy of a
wedding if you wear a white slip under.  That's the beauty of
these net overdresses!!! This one has a unique placement of the
beading creating a trompe l'oeil "sash" down front.  Beaded
fringe around hemline and sleeves.  Excellent condition for
such a piece.. and the reason is that this is a strong netting!
Sure, there will be a few beads missing here and there (hardly worth
a mention), and there are currently no closures at the back (just
add a couple hooks/eyes or snaps…. OR if you are a larger size,
you can get creative at the back and it will fit YOU TOO! 
There is one very small spot at upper front netting, and a couple
small ones lower down (see photos).  Measures:  up to 33"
bust, up to 24" waist, 50" from shoulder to hem at the longest
point.

$ 1,285.  
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2/4(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            # 11236 – c. 1920's/1930's Plum
Silk Velvet Short Evening Coat!

 Killer color!  And oh so soft! And look at
that incredible collar!  And the two layered gathered sleeves! 
These are the things that made me want to sell this coat even though
it's not perfect.  I figure you can either live with the
issues, or get creative.  So what's wrong?  Well, there
are small holes in the velvet.  One area is just under the
sleeve cuff at the side of the coat (see photos).  It's in a
location that is hidden when the sleeve is hanging down at the side. 
But if you raise your arm, you will see them.  So, options
are.. just to back the area with matching color so you don't see
them (now it's white under, so they sadly "pop").  OR you can
embellish the coat in that area because it's exactly where you might
have a diagonal pocket.  There is one other area near the
bottom of the coat just where the coat closes with more small holes
(see photo).   These should be backed with matching color
to hide.  And the lining of the coat is worn at the upper back
where a label might have been (damn!).   Was it shortened
at some point?  Not sure… but it seems a bit short to me. 
HOWEVER… even with these issues, it's still a piece you will LOVE
to own!!!!   Wear slightly more open or with the collar
more wrapped at the neck.  There is a small button closure (you
might want a bigger button… I'm pretty sure it's not original. 
Most of these I've seen have matching self covered buttons there,
but anything would do.  This coat came from a woman who told me
this was owned by "Aunt
Edith’s (Simon) who was born in 1884 and passed away in 1982 and
lived and died in Painesville, Ohio."  Nice long life!!!!  
You will LOVE it… trust me!  Would be more than twice the
price if perfect… it's THAT lovely.    
            
         $ 685.  
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE XS (narrow back – fits me at 34" bust,
but still tight across back)(check
measurements above)

SOLD on Layaway
            

# 7042 – Dated October 5, 1880 Complete Beaded
Victorian Wedding Gown Outfit with Original Wedding License and
Invitations and Complete Accessories with Provenance! 
Includes Shoes, Stockings, Gloves, Photos, Books, Papers, Silver
Spoon, Wax Headpiece, Wax Ornaments, and Large Framed Portrait
of the Bride, Corrie Emma Lacy who wedded Dr. Lee Herbert Smith
in Buffalo, New York.
I've never seen a more complete
wedding outfit!  And it's not like this is just a
run-of-the-mill bride or gown.  Nope, this bride's
genealogy can be quickly traced back to the Huguenots in France
and specifically to the family of Pierre Fauconnier (his family
dating back to the 11th Century at least, and which is said to
be "the most ancient and honorable in France). Corrie Emma Lacy
(the child of Clark B. Lacy and Emma Sleeper) was born in
Buffalo on Dec. 5, 1858 and had one child, Herbert Lacy, born on
May 10, 1886.  Her husband, Dr. Lee H. Smith graduated from
the medical dept. of the University of Buffalo in 1877, and from
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, NYC in 1881 and was the
vice-president of the World's Dispensary Medical Association.
Obviously the families were wealthy, as this gorgeous white
beaded, golden brocaded 2-piece gown will attest.  The gown
is in Excellent condition with just the most minor bead loss. 
The wax ornaments you see on the front bodice are separate, but
were worn on the gown as per the bride's portrait. Tous les
other accessories are included… the ivory wedding slippers,
the white gloves, the silk stockings and the wax headpiece,
along with photographs, papers, books, a silver spoon, the
original wedding invitations and wedding license as well as the
large framed portrait of the bride!  Fabulous for a wedding
museum!!!  The only thing missing is the lacings for the
back of the bodice (obviously new lacings can be found). 
The size of the gown is tiny and short… too tiny for my
mannequin (although I photoshopped the back in one photo so you
can see how it will look when correctly mounted)

Aussi
Listed in the Wedding and 1850-1920s
Categories. 
Shipping costs
will be extra due to the large Framed Portrait.

$
5,850. 
SOLD on Layaway

Approx. – SIZE 000
            (check
            measurements above)

SOLD 
            

            
# 4445 – c. 1925 Gold Bullion Lame Lace Flapper Dress with Pearls,
Embroidery and Beads! Génial
Gatsby Dress! I know I'm not the only one who adores gold
bullion lace.  There's a decadence about it because it's
something you just can't find anymore. And if you haven't ever seen
this stuff in person, well… you haven't lived! 🙂  The only
reason this dress isn't much more expensive is that it's been
re-designed at some point in its life.  At least it seems that
façon. The low back seems atypical for the era. And there
is a bit of sloppiness at the bottom of the beaded panel, and it
certainly has been professionally re-lined with nude material at
some point as well.  You will also notice a bit of tarnishing
around the armholes, and a few very very minor lace leg breaks, but
overall, this dress is a still bright gold lame that you should
l'amour! Measures:   up to 38" bust, up to 34" waist,
up to 40" hips, 43" long from shoulder to hem.

$ 985. 
         

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4-8(check
measurements above)
        

SOLD
            

            
# 6306 – c. 1926 Black
Chiffon Crepe Deco Beaded Flapper Dress with Rhinestones! je
know there are a lot of Downton Abbey parties… so it's just a
question of whether they are suggesting you dress in Edwardian era
(for the first few seasons), or fast forward to the 1920s for the
flapper era (I still can't figure out how they are getting away with
never aging these characters even though 10+ years has gone by!). 
But hey… it's fiction!  Oh, and the remake of The Great
Gatsby is soon to hit the theaters, so there will be plenty of
Gatsby parties I'm sure… so these flapper dresses are gonna be in
demand… again!  This one is the perfect beaded deco design on
black chiffon, with the addition of fiery brilliant prong-set
rhinestones that just capture the light.   Is the dress
perfect?  No.  There are beads missing that you will see
when you trace the design in your head or with your finger, but if
you are just wearing the dress and moving around, no one is gonna
know.   The only real issue is that one armhole was
repaired a bit at some point in its lifetime (see photo). Ses
no big deal, but you just need to know what you are buying.  
You'll need a slip under, but there is a second layer of chiffon
under the skirt which will help.  Measures:  up to 39"
bust, up to 39" waist, up to 40" hips, 42" long from shoulder to
hem.   Not meant to be worn tight, so you'll want to be
smaller than these measurements for the best flapper look.

$ 685. 
         SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4/6, perhaps 8 (check
measurements above) 
        

SOLD on LAYAWAY

# 7520 – c. 1910 Irish Crochet
Lace Gown! 
If the Downton Abbey gals were getting married in 1910
rather than 1920, this would likely be the gown they would have
chosen! Breathtaking design… one of the best I've had the pleasure
to sell.  Please look at the close up photos to see the
detailing.  I show it over a black slip so you can see the
detail easier, and also show with just a white half slip so you can
see how it will look with a nude or white slip under. Toi
would also find pink or light blue under from that era.  Irish
Crochet gowns are highly prized and rare to find in near pristine
condition, ready to wear, and in a large enough (and tall enough)
size for a modern human.  There are hanging crochet balls at
the neckline, at the cuffs and here and there throughout the gown.
Crochet buttons up the back.  Irish Crochet gowns are
mesmerizing in person with all the detail.  There is slight
stretch in the lace, but basically will fit: Up to 35" bust, up to
29" waist, up to 42" hips, 65" long from shoulder to hem in front
and back.  If that is too long for you, it will pool as you see
in the photos (nice!), but will look equally wonderful if you are
tall.  This mannequin is a 32" bust, 24" waist, 35" hips, and
it looks great on her as well. 3/4 length sleeves. Near Mint
condition… ready to wear (you just need a slip).  
 Also Listed in the Wedding Section.

         $ 4,250.  
        

SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 2-6 TALL(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 2450 – c. 1911 Ecru Silk
Edwardian Gown with Lace and Pearls and Flower Embellishment!
 WEARABLE
CONDITION!    Beautifully
simple Edwardian silk gown with lace over bodice and original faux
pearl beaded trim at round neckline, lace "capelet" over bodice and
original little flower adornments at the empire waist and sleeves. 
This gown is in as great a condition as you are gonna find for an
Edwardian gown!  Because the inner lining is cotton, not the
normal silk that sadly usually you find shredded.  It's mostly
all clean and strong as well!!!!  The only issues you will find
are the couple small water drips on the front skirt (obviously her
bridal bouquet leaked) (see photos) and incredibly light area of
dirt at side skirt (see photo – hardly worth mentioning). le
underarms have very light staining, but you can't see it unless you
lift up the lace and look under.  I didn't notice anything
until I figured I better check for you.  Really a lovely simple
gown! Measures: up to 36" bust, up to 27" empire waistband, up to
38" hips, 55.5" long from shoulder to hem.  You don't want to
wear this tight, so good to be smaller than these maximum
measurements.

$ 645.

             SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2/4
(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            # 4173 – c. 1905 Black Watered (Moire)
Silk 2-piece Gown! 
Watered silk (or moire – in
this case it's called Moire-Francaise – which is a moire made in
stripes) was worn for both evening wear as well as acceptable
for mourning.  I've added a photo of Queen Victoria wearing
a black watered silk gown while in mourning for her mother. 
This gown came to me from the estate of a very wealthy woman
with many a Parisian piece… this one happens to have been
designed and made by a dressmaker in Buffalo, NY.  However
beautiful, if you look at the interior closely, you will see
that this gown was "redesigned" from a piece which originally
had buttonholes at front bodice… so could have been redesigned
from a 1860's black moire silk gown.  The fabric was just
too beautiful to waste.  This piece is in Excellent
condition… and weighs about 5 pounds!!! The front has
off-white chiffon wafting down the front and neck and edged in
black lace. Love the front waist with steel cut ornaments. Oh,
and I have never seen this before… the hemline is a very wide
scallop… which makes it lay beautifully!!! The only issues I
found are so tiny, that it's hardly worth mentioning…. the
black jet beads have browning threads, and there is the tiniest
lace breaks. It's really in fantastic condition!! le
underarm pads read "Made expressly for Mrs. G.H. Lee".  Who
knows if this was the original wearer!  I like to think so
as that will give me a bit more of the history for the next
owner.  If so, through a Google search, I found a Minister
G.H. Lee listed in a publication "The Christian Work and the
Evangelist, volume 80 from May 19, 1906 (the year after I date
this gown!)… So… seems a good bet that his wife owned this
gown!  Measure:  32" bust, 25"/26" waist bodice,
27"/28" waist skirt, 44" long from waist to hem in front, 50"
long in back, 11.5" across back between armseams, 13.5" across
shoulders.  
 $ 1,485.  
        

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0 (with narrow back)(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            # 3341 – c. 1920's Black Silk
Beaded Tabard Overdress!
 OK, Downton Abbey is headed
into the 1920's so you KNOW that the 1920s pieces are gonna go
fast as everyone will want that look!  So I've decided to
sell some of my beautiful pieces that aren't in perfect
condition.  Just for you! Black silk sheer tabard overdress
with very low "v" back and totally open at the sides… to be
worn over black or red or whatever you want colored slip. I show
what it might look like over a black underdress, but nothing
comes with it.  I love the red beading with the black to
give a great "pop"!  If you look at the photos, you will
see one teeny hole in the silk, but really it's mostly about the
missing beads.  There are tracks that you can follow in the
silk to re-bead if you are so inclined.  Otherwise, if you
wear this over a black slip, you will hardly see anything wrong
or missing as it will blend in.   This will fit just
about anyone as it's open at the sides!  YEA!  And you
can wear a longer slip under to make as long a look as you want. 
 $ 545.  
        

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE "free"(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            
# 2876 – c. 1928 Black Chiffon Beaded Flapper Dress! Génial
Gatsby Dress! Absolutely lovely in person. Sparkles in the
light!  I added a photo of the dress with a black slip under so
you will see what it will look like (note: the slip doesn't come
with it). However it certainly looks better than without…
especially with the mannequin lettering showing through it
(unless, of course you happen to be
tattooed with the words "collapsible shoulder on your tummy. 
Well… it's possible!!!). Anyway, to make a slip to wear under is
so simple even I could do it (though have no time to) as the 1920s
slips are literally just a tube of material (one side seam) with
ribbon straps.  You can make one in black, one in nude, and one
in silver… giving you three different looks for this dress! 
The hemline is fantastic (as you see) from the years of 1927/1928
heading from the short flippy flapper dresses to the long 1930s
slinky gowns, the hemlines fell gradually in uneven lengths. 
This dress was SO made for dancing as the sides are beautifully
beaded so look especially wonderful when you raise up your arms to
Fox Trot! 🙂  Check it out! 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wlNA5VDJaM   Excellent
condition.  Measures up to 36" bust, 32" waist, 36" hips…
however I caution you that flapper dresses are to be worn slightly
large, so best if you are smaller than these measurements. And you
will need some room for the slip under.  I'd say best for under
34" bust, and under 36" hips if possible.

$ 1,285. 
         

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0-4(check
measurements above)
        

SOLD 
            

            
# 1680 – c. 1926 Pink
Chiffon Beaded Flapper Dress with Original Pink Slip! Génial
Gatsby Dress! I've
had this dress for quite a while, but figured it was time to allow
her to be seen by others.  I have a special spot in my heart
for flapper dresses, and pink flapper dresses in particular! 🙂
Measures: 32" bust up to 30" waist, up to 34" hips, 37" long from
shoulder to hem.  Rare to find this color… and rare to find
these dresses with their original slips!  As you can see, the
beads have darkened over time, but it doesn't hurt the look at at…
just different from what it might have looked like when brand new. 
Excellent condition with just a few beads missing here and there,
but you'll hardly care.

$ 785. 
         

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0 (check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            # 5915 – c. 1920's Bonwit
Teller & Co, Fifth Avenue, New York Black Satin, Soutache,
Figured Velvet and Fox Collar Wrap Cocoon Coat! 
          
        
            Cette
coat was found hiding in the back room of a local theater…. just
sitting there waiting for me to pluck "her" out of obscurity. 
I then brought "her" to the furrier who replaced the black fox fur
collar with a new one, and now she is practically good as new… and
damn gorgeous!   Even the furrier kept saying, "Well, you
should get a pretty penny for this… it's beautiful!"  I'd say
the only thing wrong with her now is the original button is a bit
boring, but otherwise… smashing!  Black silk satin covered
with a zigzag soutache in a deco design all over, with figured
velvet at the cuffs, inner front and hem to look like fur, and then
the new black fox fur collar. Bonwit Teller was a top department
store, and I've had other lovely 1920s pieces from there, so I know
they were fashion forward and probably imported from Paris. 
Measures: up to 48" bust, up to 46" waist, up to 46" hips, 45" long
from shoulder to hem. As a wrap coat, it can fit just about
anyone… meant to be worn large as always with 1920s pieces. 
FYI, the new fur collar cost $485 to replace and the fox was
selected to have just the right look.  You'll be more than
pleased! 🙂
        
             Also Listed in the Furs, etc. Section.

$ 1,485.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6 – 14, depending how
you want to wear it

SOLD

#6777 – c. 1926 Mme. Mazzau
(?), Paris, New York Rose Silk Velvet Flapper Dress with
Coordinating Blue Velvet Cape!!  Even comes with
Provenance of Elizabether Goggi of Goggi Brothers Winery, Staten
Island! 
OH MY!  Even though I seek out items
in near pristine condition, there are those pieces that are just SO
incredible that I make a few exceptions. Still considered Very Good
condition, and since I've never seen another, it's a MUST have!
2-piece set of dress with long cape.  Both items of silk
velvet.  The dress is a rose color with bib over bodice and
phenomenal 3-Dimentional gathered two-tone look velvet of rose
velvet over blue velvet. A large floppy silk flower on shoulder. le
cape is that same blue silk velvet with exactly the opposite hemline
colorations of blue over rose in graduated 3-D gatherings! Même le
lining of the cape is velvet of wide horizontal striping! Just
awesome! White fox collar with one button closure. Condition issues
entail just overall dusty/dinginess, a few small wear spots in dress
velvet, a very floppy shoulder flower, and the cape has matted fur. 
Measures:  up to 40" bust, up to 38" waist, up to 39" hips,
42-43" long from shoulder to hem. If pristine it would be near twice this
prix. You won't find another one like this soon!!! Very wearable as is!

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6-10
            (check
            measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            
            # 5945 – c. 1930's BLACKSHIRE Paris, New York
Wine Colored Cut Velvet on Chiffon Dress with Brown Mink
Cuffs and Rhinestone Ornaments!  
I call this my "Bette Davis" dress.  Not sure why it reminds me
of her, but it does, so I'm just stickin' to it! 🙂  Also, I'm
adding this dress to the 1920s category even though it's 1930s
because I don't think anyone should miss seeing this dress. 
I'm sure there's a name for this fabric other than "cut velvet on
chiffon", but that's what it looks like.  It's sheer with a
deco design all over the dress.  The shape is incredibly
unique!  This is one of those pieces for a current designer to
purchase to figure out just how it was cut and seamed! Même
the sleeves are unique shape!  As you can see, there is an
underslip attached so you show off a little skin even under the
dress.  The rhinestone circle ornaments are attached and
original in both the front and the back belt. Excellent
condition.  Now, perhaps we should discuss the color…. I
can't decide what to call it… wine, maroon, cranberry, ruby….
WHAT-EVER!  Please don't ask me more!!  It looks different
in every light, and every computer screen… so if you are trying to
match some shoes, I can't help you.  If you just want to great
dress, this is it! 🙂   Measures: up to 40" bust, up to
31" waist, up to 40" hips, 58" long from shoulder to hem. 
        
Also Listed in the 1930-Today
Section.

$ 945.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 8/10(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 2215 – c. 1906 Ecru Silk
Crepe 2-piece Trained Gown! 
OK girls… I'm putting up some of my gorgeous gowns that aren't in
perfect condition.  I really hate to sell anything that isn't
perfect, but so many of you have asked for more affordable, yet
still fantastic pieces… so…. here we go!  Think fast! 
This one is a 2-piece gown.  The bodice is lace all across the
yoke and upper sleeves giving that "off the shoulder" look (sexy for
the time!), and the bodice is an extreme pigeon front with the
material just hanging (so it can blow up in the wind).  
LOVE the wide smocking detail at the skirt waist and the extreme
"ruffle" at the bottom of the plain skirt.  Now again, don't
get too excited, because this is one of those tiny gowns that will
only fit a few of you lucky gals out there. Les mesures
22.5" waist of bodice and 23.5" waistband of skirt (usually skirt
waistbands are larger than the bodice as petticoats were worn under,
so you need extra room in the waist for those petticoat waistbands.
Je l'ai? 40.5" long from shoulder to hem in front and 51"
long in back.  Now for the condition issues… there are
extreme minor spots here and there, a few tiny holes at the back
lower skirt near hem, and could use a bit of repair at the mid back
bodice to close correctly.  From a short distance, it looks
quite nice as you can see from the photos..

$ 485.

 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 000(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 11140 – c. 1905 Gibson Era
Green Crushed Velvet Walking Outfit! 
From a large Victorian collection.  Spectacular in person. 
I know there's probably some fancy name for this fabric… the best
I can do is crushed velvet, but it's SO much better than that! 
It's like a watered silk taffeta (like Moire-Francaise) but in
velvet!  Any fashion students out there????  Help!! 
It's just extraordinary… haven't seen anything like this. 
The jacket is knee length in front and back, so more a frock coat
with an inner embroidered silk and ecru velvet "vest" (reminiscent
of a 18th Century men's formal waistcoat or "Habit de la Francaise". 
Check out the photos of the embroidery, the decorative back buttons
at waist, the wide sleeves.  Hard to see, but the seaming goes
down the skirt gores and jacket back. Excellent condition…. the
only issue I see is slight wear to the inner edge of the ecru silk
(see photo).  I didn't see it, even under the bright lights
until I was unhooking the jacket… so you have to be inches away to
see it.  Even the lining is great (with some lining tears just
under the arms).   A lovely walking or promenade suit for
an afternoon stroll! 🙂  Measures:  up to 36" bust, up to
30" jacket waist, 40" long jacket.  Skirt measures: 24" waist
(though the jacket is larger, so since it's well covered, you could
increase the skirt waist size to wear),  41" long from waist to
hem in front, 42" long in back. 
$ 1,185.  
        SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6/8 (with waist enlarged) (check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
#6954 – c. 1920's
FAMOUS FAIN Knitting Mills, New York –
Brooklyn Printed Silk Knit Day Dress! je
have to apologize for my mannequin. She was a bit tipsy when I
photographed her in this dress.  Too much drink, I'm
afraid!  I've tried to warn her that she can't handle her
liquor, but she just ignores me. She's a bitch sometimes. 🙂
Anyway…. if she knew I was talking about her, it would go to
her head… if she had one! :). Love
this label! In researching Famous Fain, seems this company was
selected by none other than the Mae West to create
the swimsuits for her 1927 play, "The Wicked Age" about a fixed
beauty pageant.   There are few day dresses that
excite me, but this is one just makes me want to re-watch the
1991-1994 BBC series "The House of Eliott".  If you haven't
seen it, get it! I guarantee you will love it! Si
for nothing more than the clothing!!  On to this dress,
it's a unique printed silk knit of pale olive with deco flowers
in muted colors. The sleeves are silk chiffon as is the edging
of the neckline, strip down front and skirt gores. 
Measures: 42" around bust, waist hips… yet that's fully
stretched. bust, so you can wear it if you are smaller. 
It's just a bit large for me at 33" bust, 26" waist, 38" hips…
but still I could wear it if it wasn't so long!  At 54"
long from shoulder to hem, it's nearly sweeping the ground on me
at 5'2"!  So it's better for a taller gal.  You can
also blouson it to shorten.  I show some photos with that
to give you an idea of how it might look.  Please don't pay
any attention to the bad green ribbon I used!! Ses
totally incorrect! Excellent condition with just a few minor
spots here and there (see photos). Quite a rare piece.

$ 585. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE Medium/Large – Better Tall!(check
            measurements above)

SOLD
            
#6764 – c. 1920's
LIBERTY & COMPANY, London & Paris
Velvet Coat with Floral Printed Sleeves!  Museum
Deaccession!  I just love the look of this
coat…. all I can think of is that it was the first "tattoo
sleeve" garment! 🙂  You know those t-shirts they have
aujourd'hui. I figure, back in the 20s, one of the Liberty
& Co. designers went to the circus sideshow with their kids and
saw "The Incredible Tattooed Woman" and thought… hmmmm, that
might make a great coat! Now, of course, tattooed women are
everywhere, but back then it was a rarity.  No matter if my
made-up story is correct or not, it's a great coat eh? UNE
soft sage green silk velvet in a cocoon shape with collar that
can be worn closed or open, with just one button closure. 
The dolman sleeves are actually a unique floral printed heavy
woven cotton/linen (like a soft wonderful burlap)! Oh et
obviously in a lovely muted floral design!  The coat is
lined in the palest green satin. There are a few issues to
discuss.  There are a few dirt spots on the lining (see
photos), but the real issue is a tear on the mid-back collar
(which is quite easily seamed to totally disappear), and one
small hole in the collar at the side (see photo – this is really
the only issue that will bother you), but for such a great coat,
just deal with it! 🙂   Measures:  45" long from
shoulder to them.

$ 1,285. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE Small/Medium(check
            measurements above)

SOLD
            
            # 11110 – c. 1920 Gorgeous
Gold/Red Lame Patterned Evening Cocoon Coat! 
I just love it when I uncover
fabulous antique pieces from private collections…. hidden and
forgotten for decades! It's my job to bring these poor pieces back
out into the world to be once again loved and cherished by their new
"Mommy".  🙂  Yeah, I know… I'm sick.  It's Vintage
Disease!  I won't  abbreviate this as that might send my
website directly to your spam filter!!! 🙂  ANYWAY… let's get
back to serious.  Check out the close-up photos of this
material to see just how fantastic.  It's a red and gold lame
"chrysanthemum" design all over, and then at the front collar is a
gathered black silk velvet area. Fantastique! LOVE the
sleeves that are all gathered at the top to fall beautifully in a
draping effect.  Excellent condition, though the original silk
lining is TOTALLY gone… so it's currently unlined, but really it's
not all that necessary with this piece.  However, the fact that
the original label is missing is tragic. ;(   The only
real issue to mention is that there were some old repairs made at
the armseams, which you can ONLY see from the interior. I saw
nothing wrong when just looking at this piece from the exterior.
Great rolled collar. Closes with one button. Fantastique! (Oh I
said that already!!!)  

Aussi
Listed in the Furs, Etc. Section.

$ 1,485.
 SOLD   
Approx. – SIZE: Small to Medium(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11138 – c. 1906 Gibson Era
2-piece Gray (Cashmere?) Wool Gown with Velvet Trim and Lace Detail! 
WEARABLE SIZE!  If you've been a
fan of my website, you'll know that I LOVE gray more than any other
color in antique gowns!  I don't even know why!  To me,
it's just the color that evokes wealth and class.  The only
Edwardian gown I have kept for myself to wear is… yup.. gray! 🙂
This incredible bodice came from the same estate as quite a few
pieces up now.  This was SOME wealthy woman!  All her
pieces look to be of French origin, yet there are NO labels on
anything… SO…. as happened even back then, labels were removed
to get fashions through customs into the USA.  If you go back
into the newspapers of the time you will see quite a few arrests for
this practice!  This 2-piece gray wool (likely walking suit) is
trimmed in a slightly darker gray silk velvet and then covered with
white lace.  On this piece it's the wide WAISTBAND that is
killer!  Check it out..  the pigeon front goes over the
wide waist.. and the lace edges both! NICE!!! Cette
outfit is in excellent condition except for a few issues…. look at
the photos… there is a slight dribble at the front skirt, and a
few tiny moth holes, and one moth hole at the hemline. 
Otherwise it's really fantastic!!  Even the interior (except
for some rips under the arm lining)!  Remember, if you don't
want it.. I might keep it myself! 🙂 🙂 🙂  Measures:  up
to 35" bust, up to 25" waist, 40.5" long from waist to hem in front,
42.5" long in back.   
  $ 1,465.  
        

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
#4492
            – c. 1926 Black Silk Charmeuse Wrap Flapper Dress
            with Bead Trim! This dress stumps me a
            bit…the bead trim is unquestionably vintage
            1920's.. but I wonder if the silk charmeuse is old
            fabric re-designed into a new dress.  Best for a gal with a
smaller bust as there is no extra room for breasts!  There is nothing
            but a hint that it isn't all original.. who knows. And certainly
            it's the beading that is so special… not to mention
            how SEXY this dress is on! The silk drapes
            beautifully on the body! And you can size a bit to
            fit by just changing the snap closure at waist. Obtenir
            the best of both worlds… the look of a 1920's dress
            with the shape of a modern designer piece! Measures:
            34" bust, up to 32" waist, up to 36"
            hips, 40" long from shoulder to hem. The beaded trim is FRAGILE, but still wearable with care.

$
            245. 

            
        
SOLD

Approx. –
            SIZE 2-6(check
            measurements above)

SOLDs!
            

            # 11133 – c. 1912 Trained Edwardian Gown
of Ecru Silk with Embroidery!
I love Edwardian gowns. 
I know I'm not alone!  Especially those of you who have an
affinity for TITANIC or SOMEWHERE IN TIME movies!  There's just
something special about this era. This gown is from the same estate
as the many top-quality Turn of the 1900 century items up on my
website now. All from a very wealthy family!! Most seem to be from
Paris, but without labels. ;(  This gown a lovely ecru silk
with a gauze chiffon overlay on skirt and pleated on sleeves. 
There is a fine gold lame embroidered mesh on bodice surrounded by
beautiful embroidered design… nearly a trompe l'oeil "vest" shape!
Matching decorative buttons on the sleeves and a fantastic beaded
fringe embroidered "sash" down the trained back!!  Ahhh!!!  
Measures:  up to 32" bust, up to 24" slight empire waist, 56"
long from shoulder to hem in front, 69" long in back.  One
strip of black velvet at upper bodice.  Sadly it's not in
perfect condition.  There are bad underarm stains (seen when
you raise the arms.  For display, it's still quite good, but
please look at photos!), there are light stainsspots here and there,
but most of the darker spots are around the hemline.  So many
of these gowns of this era are in shreds, so even with the issues,
this is still one of those gowns you'd love to own! 
 $ 865.  
        

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

        # 5488 – c. 1920
Steinberg's, Saint Louis Bottle Green
Silk Velvet Opera Cape! 

         OK, I was so surprised when I
discovered that this simple shaped cape actually had internal snaps
to convert it into more of a "mantle" shape!  The photo at left
shows it snapped up, and then the arms just slip through the
openings… otherwise, it's worn straight down and just wrapped
around the body like a cocoon.  It's like getting TWO capes in
one!  The cocoon shape was popular in 1920.  The silk
velvet that looks black unless under bright lights is actually a
deep bottle green hue.  The bottom half of the cape is a gold
metallic thread floral motif design.  Lovely ruffled collar
trim of the same embroidery.   And then down the front is
a unique "chain" of velvet… one dangle end is missing. le
interior black silk lining is in excellent condition with the
exception of the reddish streaks at inner back near label (see
photo).  The exterior of this cape is in Excellent condition
with the exception of one small area of pulled metal threads (see
photo) and some tarnishing of the gold metal to a slight copper
hue… you wonder if it was original as it still looks great!  
Lovely piece. 
 Also Listed in the
Furs, etc. Section.

$ 895.
        

        
SOLD

SOLD on
LAYAWAY
            

            # 6731 – c. 1910 Bright White Cotton Batiste Lawn
Dress with Sky Blue Embroidered Butterflies and Trim! 

            SO SWEET!!!  Looking for a white
Edwardian gown that any girly-girl should love?  Looks like
these blue butterflies just happened to lite on this gown while
strolling around the manor gardens.  I guess the first thing I
should say is that this is in NEAR MINT condition! Avec le
exception of one small brown spot on back hem that I can find (see
photos)… otherwise nearly pristine. Very wearable size and strong.
There are open weave lace accents on the tiny collar, the front of
the bodice and the bottom half of the sleeves. Wear with or without
a matching blue sash at waist (doesn't come with one, but probably
was worn with one originally.  The blue butterflies and trim
are embroidered on to the dress, not appliqued on. Measures: 
up to 38/39" bust, up to 30" waist, up to 37" hips, 36" long from
waist to hem, 53" from shoulder to hem.  If you need it longer,
just wear a longer white slip under to create another tier… it
will still look perfect.
Also Listed in the
Wedding Section.

$
785. 
SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 8/10 (smallish hips)
            (check
            measurements above)

SOLD on LAYAWAY
            

             # 5981 – June, 18, 1902 
WEDDING ENSEMBLE!  2-piece Trained "Going Away Gown" of Floral
Silk with Black Lace Trim, Black Velvet Bow, Black Beading and Ecru
Chiffon!  With Provenance!  PLUS …. EXTRA BONUS… The
Original 1902 Wedding Gown!!! 

            This beautiful wedding
ensemble came to me from the descendant of the original owner, so we
know it was worn by Claire Gail Campbell
Southard (1880-1945) so
she married when she was 22.  I have this, her "going away
outfit" and her wedding gown as well, along with a homemade silk
floral purse, with small (possibly bakelite, otherwise early
plastic) mirror and handwritten small note inside that reads: 
"The Christmas tree is strait and tall, The lamps are lighted in the
hall, The lights are bright, My head is light, and all I know is
nothing at all." So, I figure she was on drugs (probably not), or
just met the man of her dreams and was lovesick when she wrote this
poem… and then carried it with her for her going away!! 🙂
Any little piece of history is a joy to have!!!   So, now
for the bad news.  The condition issues:   The pink
floral skirt is in remarkably great condition, however the bodice is
not.   The chiffon at sleeves and yoke are totally ripped
up and mostly off (or will be soon), one underarm is damaged, and
one sleeve is ripped as is the interior (see photos). Si vous
can replace the chiffon and stabilize the silk, you will have a
fantastically gorgeous piece!  The wedding gown skirt has some
minor stains, but still in quite good condition, but the bodice of
the wedding gown is in poor condition.  Both items Measures: 
31" bust, 23" waist, 41" long in front from waist to hem, 53" long
in back.  SO…. you are getting TWO gowns, the homemade purse
with mirror and poem!  The price reflects the condition, and is
basically priced for the beautiful skirt with the wedding skirt, and
two bodices thrown in.  
FINAL SALE ITEM!

$ 465.

SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 0(check
measurements above)

SOLD on
LAYAWAY
            
# 7167 – c. 1910-1912 Edwarian
PERDOUX Bourdereau Veron & Cie, Place
de la Bourse, 132 rue Reaumur, Paris Black Silk Chiffon
and Satin Evening
Coat! Purchased from B. Altman & Co,
Paris/New York!
         OK Girls… Class is in session!  I've done the research and it's
QUITE impressive for this Perdoux label! Tout d'abord,
from 1896-1900, Perdoux was the 8th President of the prestigious Parisian
Chambre Syndicale.  Perdoux
SHOULD be better known today as he was mentioned in the same
breath as the other top designers of the era.  I found ads
to confirm this: A Woodward & Lothrop Store ad from Oct. 12,
1910 from the Washington Herald reads:  "Superb
Street and Evening Wraps from Callot Soeurs, Poiret, Gersen,
Perdoux, and others".  And
during the St. Louis Worlds Fair Expo, the St. Louis Republic
Newspaper of Sept 11, 1904 reads: "B. Nugent & Bro. Dry Goods Co.
(Nugents Store) Paris Gowns and Wraps – Our grand opening
display of imported garments…making
St. Louis attractive during the Fair.  We are prepared to
supply, all ready for wearing, the most beautiful creations of
the world's most noted fashion artists – such as Beer, Callot-Soeurs, Redfern,
Perdoux, Drecoll, Paquin and
others.  To own a gown or wrap made by one of these masters
is a distinction of which even the most prominent leaders of
society may feel justly proud. Remember too, these gowns are NOT
copies or reproductions, but the original garments, bought from
their famous makers by our agent, shipped direct to us, and
displayed for the first time in our costume rooms. Des prix
on these imported gowns and wraps range from $200. to $750
each." (that's $4,700 to $17,600 today with inflation!!)  And then they went on to price US gowns at $25 and
coats at fur trim at $25.  Reproductions evening gowns of
Paris gowns were priced
$65 – $100.  I also found the Perdoux ad from the Paris
Exposition Universelle of 1900.  From the ad, we see he was the
fashion GOLD MEDAL winner at the Paris Exposition of 1878, Vice
President of the Jury in Brussells in 1897, and Member of the Jury at
the Exposition Universelle of 1900.  And older Parisian
address was listed in this ad.  The newer address is on the
coat label of 132 Rue Reaumur, Paris.  I researched this
building and it was completed in 1910 so…. that helps to date this
coat as well! Excellent condition, near mint with just one
button with some silk loss. Black silk chiffon with Black silk
satin trim with loads of black passementerie and lace
medallions.  Interior lining is also perfect with a sweet
little pocket. Again, near mint condition! Just closes at the
lower bust and open from there.  Obviously an evening coat.
Measures: up to 39" bust, 50" long from shoulder to hem.  
Also Listed in the
Furs, etc. Section.

Approx. – SIZE 6-10(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11312 –
        
            
c. 1889 Victorian Gown of Brown Silk Faille with "William Morris /
Arts & Crafts" Brocade Trim!
Please note that this 2-piece
gown has some staining issues.  I like to inform you upfront so
you don't fall in love and then get disappointed.  Rather I
prefer you fall in love with something/someone (oops – am I getting
too personal here?) warts and all!  🙂   Pretty
chocolate brown color with the awesome "arts and crafts" / William
Morris look brocade trim on front, neckline, cuffs and "v"
waistband.  Slight puffy mutton sleeves, slight draping to the
front of the skirt, pleats at skirt side and gathered at back. 
Smocking at back waist of bodice.   Ok, so now for the
spots (which you should see in the photos):  Large underarm
staining, large mark on lower side/front skirt, dark spot on the
elbow, spot on bodice front under underarm… these are the major
spots.  There is also a small hole in one puff of sleeve at
back and one pinhole there as well.  All of this sound much
worse than it is, as the dress is in quite good sturdy condition
with lovely clean checked design interior!   Measures: 
Up to 29" bust, up to 23" waist, 38" long from waist to hem. PRICED
TO SELL!!!

$ 385. 
         
             SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
measurements above)
        

SOLD

            
            # 4752 – c. 1915 Ivory Embroidered Silk
Evening Gown with Peacock Embroidered at Back!
 LARGER
WEARABLE SIZE!  I have not seen a gown of this material
before… it's the same ivory silk embroidery that you see in many
shawls of the era. So hard to capture with my camera (damn!), but
check out the close-up photos to see the amazing detail! The gown is
completely covered with embroidery.. other than the underskirt at
front. The upper back embroidery is that of a full peacock within a
floral wreath! Magnifique! Pretty bead ornament at waistline at front.
Rhinestone, pearl and bead design drip down both sides of gown back
and decorate the back waistline. Dangly beaded tassels at front and
back. Was very likely a wedding gown as there seems to be a place to
attach a train (now missing). She was obviously a practical bride…
choosing a gown she could wear again for any evening event. le
overskirt flows and ripples as you walk! This is a piece you will
get lost in when seeing upclose and in person!! The condition of the
main gown silk is excellent… but there are some issues… the lace
on the cuffs and minor at neckline around sides is torn  (so
will need to be removed or replaced). There is a stain on the lower
skirt, but covered with the overskirt. Minor tiny spots on
underskirt and some beading that just needs a few stitches. Dirt at
hemline in back. Really it's in great condition!!!  I just like
to tell you every little thing.  The gown is short, because in
1915 the hemlines were raised to the ankle (scandalous!!!!), so even
though I'm showing worn to the ground, it's designed to be worn
shorter.  Your choice.  If you want the ground, just wear
another longer skirt of lace hem under to lengthen! Measures: 
up to 36/37" bust, up to 32" waist, up to 43" hips,  54" long
from shoulder to hem.

$ 865.
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 8/10(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 4055 – c. 1910 "Guinevere"
Camelot Ecru Net Trained Lace Gown! 
Yup… it's uniquely different
with gold metallic thread and ecru silk floss embroidery and silk
fringe at hemline in front!!  Nope, it's not in perfect
condition. Yup, it could easily be worn as a Guinevere medieval
gown.  Nope, it's not perfect.  Oh, I said that already. 
Well, I just want you to go look at the photos to see the issues. 
First, someone made a white satin underdress for this gown, but they
made it out of a fairly heavy rayon (ugh!), but it's included as a
great pattern so you can have a soft silk underdress made (in nude
or white or whatever suits you).  Then there are other
issues…. there is water staining at the hemline around the back,
there is minor underarm staining (not that easy to see, but it's
there), there are some VERY minor few small areas that need some
sewing of the netting, there is one dark circular spot at the
hemline.  Could this be cleaned up?  YUP!  But I'm
not the one to try it.  I have two left thumbs when it comes to
sewing and cleaning.  Measures: 35" bust, up to 33" waist, up
to 41" hips, 62" long from shoulder to hem in front, 70" long in
back.  Even with the issues… it's a lovely piece! Priced to
reflect issues…. would be over $1,000 if perfect!!

$ 435.
 SOLD 

Approx. – SIZE: 6 TALL(check
measurements above)

SOLD
on LAYAWAY
            
# 11113 – c. 1912 Titanic Era
Coral Textured and Embroidered Walking Suit ! 
If you are one of those who
have a special Titanic event, or "Somewhere in Time" event (those
who know, know what this means!). or if you go to antique motorcar
or automobile events… this is one of those hard to find perfect
daytime walking suits!!!  And in a rare and interesting coral
color.  I wish I could tell you the name of this textured materials,
it's like a textured linen, it's just fabulous. Embroidery on the
low collar, on the buttons and check out that great back as well! 
Not to mention the tailoring design of the skirt.  Just a perfect
piece all around, in Excellent condition (though if I'm gonna be
incredibly picky, I think perhaps there were two buttons on the
lower skirt that are missing… if I didn't tell you, you'd probably
never know!). There might be a hint of fading at the cuff, but I'm
not even sure I'm seeing that.   Measures:  up to 33/34" bust, up to
27" waist on jacket, 24" waist on skirt (but since it's covered by
the jacket, you could enlarge that waist a bit), up to 37" hips, 39"
long skirt from waist to hem.

$
845.
 SOLD
on LAYAWAY  

Approx. – SIZE 2-small 6(check
measurements above)

SOLD
on LAYAWAY
            

             # 5926 – c. 1900 Near
Mint Condition White Battenberg Lace Over Coat or Long Battenberg
Lace Jacket! Wearable Size! 
            Yowsa…. LOVE this one!  In near mint condition, bright white,
and fantastic look and wearable size!  This piece is the
perfect length as well to look good over just about anything… from
a dress to a gown, to pants or even jeans if you want to go that
route.   It can look as modern as anything today to wear
over a simple white or black dress!!!  Or look totally antique
worn over a long black skirt.  This piece closes at the
mid-bust with one hook/eye and if you look at the additional photos
you will see that the back skirt is open!  Total slit skirt! 
The design, well, the design is as good as it gets. Will fit just
about any size from 0 – 10 … depending how tight you like to wear
it, what you wear under, and if you wear open or even move the
hook/eye to wrap a bit. Measures: up to 38" bust, up to 32" waist,
15" across back, 43" – 45" long from shoulder to hem (slightly
longer at back).  Looks great on the mannequin who is a size 6
(35/25/36).

$ 1,745.

SOLD
on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 0-10  (Small – Medium)(check
        measurements above)

SOLD
            

             # 7569 – c. late 1920's Flapper
Dress of Clear Beading on Black Chiffon! 
OK Downton Abbey fans…. as you know, they are now in the
1920's, and so fabulous beaded flapper dresses will be
flying even faster than usual. Not to mention the upcoming
Great Gatsby movie with Leonardo DiCaprio soon!  
I'm showing this dress without the slip that you will need
to wear under, but the beauty is that you can change up the
look of the dress with the color slip you wear!  
And 1920's slips are SO simple to make that even I (two
thumbs Burke) could make one in an hour!  It's a simple
tube of fabric (you only need one seam) with ribbons for
straps and you are done!!  Make one in every color!
Wear nude under for this look.  Wear black under for a
classy sparkly look.  Wear red under for a "Titanic
Rose Gown" look.  WHATEVER!  Love the two chiffon
scarves attached at the front skirt for that "flapper"
styling, even though this dress is heading into the 1930's
with the "high / low" skirt hemline.  Measures: 
up to 40" bust, up to 40" waist, up to 42" hips. You want to
wear this large, so you want to be smaller than these
measurements. Looks great on the 35/25/36 mannequin! 
This dress is in Excellent condition with the exception of
two little tiny holes at the upper back (see two last
photos), a few missing beads (but I really mean just a
few!), and there are old seam tracks on the sides that are
barely seen.  Really it's terrific!  

 $ 965.  
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2-8(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

#6567 – c. 1908 All Lace Princess Trained Gown with Wool Inserts! 
OK kiddies…. Like I say all the time, "I
try to sell the 'best of the best'"! One look at this frothy
confection will likely make your blood pressure go through the roof. 
If it doesn't, then you have no business being on this website! 
🙂  Princess shape, all spider lace gown with high frilly lace
neck and train.  The photo at left shows the gown with a white
petticoat under the skirt which is why it's whiter than the bodice. 
I should have found a full slip for the photo, but hey… I figure
you can use your imagination just a bit to see what the gown might
look like with various colored slips under…. nude, white, pink,
light blue, ecru…. whatever your little heart desires! Même
black if you want to get crazy!  Check out  the close-up
photos to see the design detail.  The inserts are a woven ecru
wool that no moth has ever found! Hooks up the back. Near Mint
condition!  This is short, so a slip with lace at hem that
peeks out the bottom will work for a taller gal.  The neck and
sleeves are also especially tight, so you might need to add a bit of
lace to fit you. For those of you who collect, or display…. you
will never find a better lace gown!  Measures:  33" bust, 27" waist, 53"
long from shoulder to hem in front, 67" long in back, 11.5" neck,
tight arms. 

 Also Listed in the
Wedding Section.

$
2,485.  SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0/2(check
            measurements above)

SOLD

# 5454 – c. 1912
"Titanic" Edwardian Gown of Ivory
Silk, Gold Lame and Floral Chiffon! This gown came
to me from the estate of a woman named Margarite who was the
owner's Grandmother's cousin. The woman was tall and lovely, but
never married!  She had a wardrobe of lovely clothing and
obviously took wonderful care of them.  I have little other
information about her, but from this dress you can see she had
some wealth and certainly had great style!!  This gown has
it all.  Extraordinary light blue floral printed silk
chiffon trimmed in gold bullion lace and embroidery on sleeves
and back "peplum".  This is all over an ivory silk skirt
gathered up at back with tiny little rhinestones with long
double sashes ending in gold bullion  tassels. Là
are matching tassels are at front, hanging off the long sheer
"scarves" (one tassel has become unraveled – see photos). 
To top it all off is the wide gold lame sash at waist with
matching huge bow at front. I'd love to know the event she wore
this to!  Perhaps to Ascot Races… you know…. with Eliza
Doolittle from "My Fair Lady" (Audrey Hepburn's famous gown)! 🙂
Incredibly, this gown is even in a wearable size (shown on my
size 6 mannequin). Measures: 34" bust, up to 28" waist, 59" long
from shoulder to hem.  Condition is Very Good, not perfect
(but you have to understand that for this to have survived 100
years in this condition is a near miracle!!!). Là
are some minor holes in the chiffon/netting (see photos) mostly
around the neckline, and there are a few tiny light spots here
and there.  Most people would call this Excellent. 
But I'm the pickiest person you will find.. I want my customers
to say "much better than I expected"! 🙂  This is wearable
only with great care for quick photo shoot or portrait. 
But what an exceptional display piece!!!  
FINAL SALE ITEM!

Approx. – SIZE 4, small 6 (so not to stress it)(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 3309 – c. 1901
G. C. Clark Ballgown of Embroidered Net!

This is a 2-piece
gown of extraordinary beauty…. and will need to find a new "Mommy"
or "Daddy" to adopt her.  First things first… this piece is
unique!  The exterior net bodice and skirt have gorgeous "empiecements"
of lavender floral painted cream colored taffeta!!!!  I've
never seen anything quite so fantastic on netting!!  The net
pieces are in quite good condition, and though the underarms do have
some darkening (not bad).  But sadly, the lavender taffeta slip
that was originally worn under is in poor condition. cependant,
it's still in one piece to be used as a pattern… and surprisingly
the taffeta ruffles at the bottom are still in quite sound
condition, so those can be reused onto a new slip.  The person
who previously owned this gown had gone so far as to find 3 years of
lavender taffeta that is quite close in color and that will come
with this for you to create the new slip.  The bodice again is
quite good on the exterior, but the lavender taffeta lining is only
in fair condition… and will need work if you want this piece to
survive another 100+ years.   The various shades of
purple/lavender ribbons are a bit "tired" looking, but incredibly
the black chiffon long sash is in quite good condition! (usually
these are in shreds!).  Rhinestone ornaments complete the gown. 
Measures: 34" bust, but fits more like a 32" bust, 24" waist, 47"
long from waist to hem (VERY LONG!!!!!). Tight armholes (you'll need
skinny upper arms). If you DO decide to wear this, it will need some
work re: the lining and you will want to wear undergarments that
hold you in so you don't stress the netting.  However, if your
mannequin or dressform wears it… she usually has great muscle tone
so she probably won't need the Spanx!  🙂   You'll
not find another piece this pretty…  well, I guess I can't
guarantee that… but I've held on to this piece for 10 years.. so
you have a clue how much I love it!  Would be twice the price
or more if perfect. It's THAT fabulous!!

$ 1,365.
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 0 TALL!!!(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 5934 – c. 1900 Brussels
Lace Trained Skirt!  NEAR MINT
CONDITION! I'm hoping you have a blouse to wear with this
skirt, because it's glorious!  If you are really modern, just
wear a catsuit under.  Start a new trend on the runway.
Guaranteed to get you photographed! 🙂  If you are slightly
more traditional, wear over a simple petticoat of white, black,
pink, light blue, or whatever color (each color will give a totally
different look!).  The final two photographs I show are over an
ecru slip (doesn't come with it).  Would make a lovely wedding
gown skirt with a simple bustier bodice (oh, and slip of course!).

Near Mint condition (I'd say Mint, but I NEVER say Mint. 
Nothing is Mint) !!  Measures:  25/26" waist, 42" long
from waist to hem in front, 56" long in back. Gorgeous textile!!

$ 1,745.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 11053 – c. 1926 Flapper
OverDress of Dark Ecru Colored Filet Horizontal Lace and Embroidery! 

            I Sorry, it was very hard to
get a good photo of this dress because it's such a nude color. 
I photographed over a light blue dress as well figuring that would
work but it's still a bit hard to see all the detail.  You'll
just have to buy it to see it! 🙂   These 1920s lace
overdresses are great as you can change them depending on what color
you wear under.  If you wear black under, it will be quite
dramatic.  If you wear nude under, it's just a minor contrast.  
This dress has a pretty "flippy" bottom and short sleeves and round
neck.  Easy to wear… just slip on over the head. 
Excellent condition with just one tiny hole near the collar and a
few tiny pinholes in skirt panel, and extreme minor light spots (see
photos).   Picky, Picky!  
Measures: up to 38" bust, up to 38" waist, up to 43" hips (Meant to
be worn large, so looks great on smaller sizes!), 44" long from
shoulder to hem.

$ 425.

 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 4  – 8(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            
            # 5813 – c. 1870's / 1880's Tan Linen "Motoring" or "Carriage" Bustle
Coat or Traveling Cloak or Duster Coat!
 STEAMPUNK!
 Usually these linen coats are
associated with early motorcars… designed long to cover the entire
outfit to keep the mud and dirt from soiling the fine clothing
underneath. However, this is one of the early ones… so prior to
the advent of motorcars, it would have been for an open carriage. 
Shaped to allow for a bustle at back, and with the classic
1870's/1880's mantle sleeves.  Now normally I'm a stickler for
condition and hate all spots and stains on anything. 
However… when it comes to these traveling cloaks, the spots and
stains add character!!!  I wouldn't want to see one of these
without it!  So I show most of the important spots for you to
see. Otherwise it's in great condition (though will need an airing
out as it has a musty odor)!  All the original linen
buttons are there, love the unexpected brown ruffle trim, and check
out that cape back as well as buttons at back skirt. Please look at
all the photos to see all the beauty. Measures: up to 38" bust (but
shoulders are smallish), 56" long from shoulder to hem.  Oh,
and for all you STEAMPUNK seekers… can't get much better look than
this!  

Also Listed in the Furs, etc. Section.

$
425.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2-8(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
#5917- c. 1912
House of WORTH, Paris Black Chiffon
Over Lame Lace Gown!!! 

OK.. RIGHT off the bat, I have to explain…  This gown is in
POOR condition (though some others might actually call it FAIR
condition).  I nearly just sent this gown back to the owner
rather than sell on my website, as I'm VERY VERY picky and HATE
selling items in less than fabulous condition.  But sometimes I
get asked for things that are fantastic, but with condition issues
making them quite affordable for all… and what is better than a
WORTH gown???  Especially one that could have been on the
Titanic!   Hey, maybe that's why the condition isn't good,
eh?  Perhaps some woman was sitting on a lifeboat in this gown!
🙂  Sadly, her more modern relative decided at some point to
cut the back and ADD A ZIPPER!  YIKES!!! Yes, a ZIPPER at the
back!!!  In addition, you will see that the ivory silk satin is
all torn up on the sleeves, and even though the black chiffon and
the gold lame lace is in decent condition, it's all starting to go. 
Love the small rhinestones at the neckline.  The lame lace
showing through the chiffon.  And the fantastic NUMBERED WORTH
LABEL… along with an additional number in the skirt seams!! Pour
those of you who want a great study piece, or just never thought you
could afford a Worth gown, this is for you.  If you are a
textile person, the lace alone is spectacular for study! Et
please…. to all of you… if you EVER put a ZIPPER in an Edwardian
dress, you are officially banned from this website for your
lifetime!  Just sayin'. 
NOUVEAU
            LISTING!  
FINAL SALE ITEM!

$ 485.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
#7363 –
RARE c. early 1900's White Linen
The Simpson Suit, Philadelphia "Sailor"
Boating Dress! I have a love of unique pieces.  Some of my
favorite pieces are antique sporting outfits… specifically
designed for the sport.  Let's see if you can guess what this
was used for! 🙂  Bird-watching? Nan. Golfing?
Nan. Tango Dancing? Ummm… I don't think so.
Boating?  I'd say "Yup"!   Fairly heavyweight white
linen dress with all the "sailor" details you'd expect from any Navy
uniform.  Double rows of mother-of-pearl buttons at top of
skirt portion, "sailor" blue collar with flap back with white
embroidered star and edged in white stripes as are the cuffs. 
The thin red stripe on one upper arm and an eagle "v" striped patch
on other arm.  Unique tailoring (hard to see) on upper
bodice… almost Western-ish, and great little red pocket at upper
bust.  Excellent condition.  Measures:  up to 42"
bust (most upfront as it's slightly pigeon front), up to 28" waist,
up to 41" hips, 50" long from shoulder to hem.  There is one
button missing (hidden), and one hook missing at waist (I'll try to
find one to replace).  There is one tiny hole hiding under the
back pleat that I didn't find until the 3rd look!  I LOVE THIS
ON ME!!!!! And RARE… yes, did I say RARE???

$
1,195.
        

        
        

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6 (check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
#5811 – c. 1920's
Fabulous Gold Lame Brocade 2-Tone Jacket! je
wish this jacket could talk, because wherever it was stored for 90
years was the perfect place for it to remain most all of it's
original shine!  SO rare to find these lame pieces without
either darkening, or oxidizing.  This one looks nearly new! 
Whoo Whoo!!  It's a simple tube shape jacket without any
closure at the front… but it's the ruched large sleeves that make
this so special.  Also there is an attached short "bow" scarf
at one shoulder.  Love the fact that this piece is two-toned
gold.  The main body is nearly a platinum light gold, and then
the lower 7/8ths is a golden gold… along with the shoulder scarf. 
Nice touch! 🙂  Fully lined in a sheer fabric also in great
condition. Wish it had a label, but none exists. Si vous
want to find something wrong (and can't you always find something if
you are picky enough)….. it's possible that the lining has
shrunken slightly so the hemline tends to curl a bit.. could be
original, or not… but really hardly worth even mentioning. And, if
you have a VERY sensitive nose, there is a slight musty, but a few
days airing outside will take care of that.  I'm in the process
of building a screened porch so in the future I will have airing
capabilities, but for now, it's up to you.  You can fabreeze,
but some are sensitive to that, so I avoid it.  Measures: 35"
long from shoulder to hem.  Looks fantastic on!!! This is one
that is going to bother me to sell!!! 🙁  I look terrific in
it… can it's just the right length to be easy to wear without
looking too vintage costumy. Depending on your size, you can wrap at
bit at front, or leave open when worn.

$
1,285.
        

        
          SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2-10 (check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
#7457 – c. 1900
Breathtaking Lavender Silk Charmeuse and Chiffon Trained
Dressing Gown with Angelic Sleeves! OK… every once in a
while, I take photos and this very strange light comes into the room
(you can see it just to the right of the right sleeve). je
don't know what it is!  I can't figure out where it's coming
from!  So I just have to assume that it's the spirit of the
woman who wore these garments.  What else COULD it be?? 
(OK, I don't really, absolutely believe in this stuff, but who am I
do deny their existence?? 🙂  I'm not surprised this woman
would want to stay with this gown.  It's breathtaking!!! 
No other word comes to mind. You can call it Victorian Dressing
Gown, or Edwardian Coming Gown, or 1900 Peignoir Robe. The color is
still a vibrant lavender silk satin or charmeuse with double rows of
light pink/lavender chiffon ruffles edging the hemline, collar, down
the front, and sleeves.  Satin ribbons tie the gown at the
front with no other closures (other than one set of snaps at front
just to hold it closed a bit at the belly if you want). Les arcs
at each sleeve. Condition is Excellent!  I found only two small
watermarks on the chiffon hemline (see photo), and any other issues
are so tiny as to be nearly invisible. Measures: 54" long from
shoulder to hem in front, 84" long in back.  Best for a petite
woman if you want it to sweep the ground.  But as you can wear
it open, it will fit quite a few bodies.  This is one of those
antique pieces that you will hate yourself if you miss it…. and
LAYAWAY is available, so you have no excuse for not making yourself
happy!  🙂  A Gown for a Fairy Princess… like you! 

Also Listed in the
Wedding and Lingerie
Sections.

$
1,845.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2-8 Petite (to sweep the ground)(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            # 6305 – c. 1902 Gibson Girl Era
White Cotton Lawn Dress with Blue Embroidery! 
            One of the most interesting
white lawn dress I've ever seen!  And best of all in a wearable
TALL size!   This was one large woman for that era! 
Very high lace neck, very long horizontal tucked sleeves, tucked
dress with blue embroidered "tunic" piece over front and back. 
Drawn work and Val lace at collar.  Excellent condition on
first look… but if you look closer, you will see that some of the
blue embroidery is missing, mostly at the lower right. Tous les
tiny stitchmarks are still there, so you can recreate the embroidery
to make this gown near perfect!  And yes, it does button at
upper back, but my mannequin as a bit of a Quasimoto hump (very
attractive!), so I didn't want to stress the dress.. though this
dress is quite strong and very wearable.. though the sleeves will
need to be scrunched up as they are very long.  It's labeled
"38", and I assume this is a European dress as this type label is
similar to what was used in French and Belgium dresses. Il
certainly also has the look of European design… at least to me! 
Measures: up to 36" bust, up to 27" waist, 60" long from shoulder to
hem!!  It's LOVELY!

$ 985.

 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 6(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

#6952 – c. 1930's Black Silk Charmeuse Bias Cut Gown
with Beaded Net Bodice! Museum Deaccession! 
From a very well-known fashion museum (who
has asked to remain nameless) comes this black silk charmeuse
bias-cut gown with the an awesome silver beaded silk net overlay
with low "v" necklines and fabulous long draped "v" back ending
in long beaded tassel!  So gorgeous you keep wondering who
the designer might have been on this gown!  Near Excellent
condition with extreme minor details of minor bead loss, small
stress hole in net at mid back (see photo) and one light bead
transfer on silk below waist back (see photo).  Hard to
measure bias cut gowns, but these 1930s gowns are always hard to
get on and look great on thin bodies, so I would suggest only
you 0-2 gals would be best.  If you email me your
measurements, I will let you know if it will fit. j'ai
to mention that this gown was given a "make over" at one time
with the addition of a zipper in place of what likely was snaps. 
It's totally hidden by the overlay at back, and frankly you will
be glad it's done if you plan to wear this gown, but for you
purists… you need to know!

$
1,585. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0/2, perhaps 4
            (check
            measurements above)

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#4737 – c.
1920's Wool Herringbone Golfing or Sporting Suit with Belted Jacket
and Knickers! LARGER SIZE! je
don't know why I love to find antique sporting outfits… because
I'm a total "indoor" girl who barely moves off her ass. Alors
what's the fascination for me??  Anyone??  No answer?
Well, whatever it is, it allowed me to find this fantastic 1920's
sage green/gray wool herringbone (with hint of light blue) suit
complete with knickers (!), and that classic "sporting" matching
belt over the front pocketed jacket.   Check out the back
of the jacket as well… with that belt.  The knickers button
at the side.  This is a larger size, but I really can't tell
you if this was for a woman or a man, but the buttons assume female….and check out the photos
of the similar suits from a B. Altman catalog for women from the
1920s. Sorry I can't sell you this for $39.75, but with the
inflation calculator, this would cost just over $500 new! Cette
suit Measures: up to 42" bust and waist jacket, 32" waist knickers,
29" long knickers, 14" across back between armseams of jacket (which
makes it fairly narrow at the back for a man). Excellent
condition!  The only issue being that the belt of the jacket is
darkened a bit.  Amazingly, the moths didn't get to this
suit!!!  Add the argyle socks and tam hat and you're ready to
go golfing.  Go try to find another in this size and
condition…. I dare you! 🙂

$ 1,165.

SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 12, perhaps 14 with smallish back
(check
measurements above)

SOLD on LAYAWAY
            
#7386 – c. 1928
MADE IN FRANCE Flapper Dress of Black
Bugle Beads, Black Sequins and Tiny Rhinestones! Cette
dress was "mine" the moment I saw it. You girls know what I mean. 
It spoke to me. Not a little whisper.  Not a timid, "hey you".
But it was screaming, "YOU LOVE ME. YOU MUST HAVE ME!" Et
that was that.  I'm assuming I'm not the only one who is
hearing this dress calling.  I only wish I could have
photographed it better. It's BLACK not blue (as it may appear in
some of the photos).  There is a deco designed tiny rhinestone
and and beads on black chiffon low "v" neckline.  And what you
can't see well is the small peplum at one side of the dress with
matching design (see close-up photos). The design  in the
placement of the diagonally arranged black bugle beads is killer,
which echoes the diagonal, asymmetrical design of the skirt portion
of the dress. Fantastic!!!  What you'd expect to find with the
best designer label, but sadly the only label is the Made in France. 
There is also an "18" which was the size (don't pay any attention…
as it means nothing to you!).  Measures: up to 39" bust, up to
36" waist, up to 41" hips, 39"- 50" long from shoulder to hem. Mais
remember, these flapper dresses were meant to be worn large to hide
the body and give that "boy" body.  You are seeing the dress on
a size 6 mannequin and she looks great, but this will also look
great on someone a bit larger. Because this is French, it's beaded
on cotton netting, so it's stronger than most.  Wearable (with
care … as are all antique dresses), and in Excellent condition
with just a few sequins/beads missing (you can easily move a few
around if necessary) and the tiniest pull on the chiffon at the
neckline.   These issues are extremely minor for such an
intricately beaded dress!! 
NOUVEAU
            LISTING!

$ 2,145.

SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 6-10
(check
measurements above)

SOLD on LAYAWAY
            
#5874 – c. 1926
MAGDELEINE des HAYES, 6 Rue de la Paix, Paris
Black Net and Lace Flapper Dress!  Parisian Flapper Dress!
According to mapquest, Magdeleine des Hayes was an 18 second walk
down the street from the world renowned House
of Paquin at 3 Rue de la Paix. 
This will just give you some idea of how prestigious this label was
back in the 1920s!  Obviously an import dress to a store with
the name of AGASTA, 1213 Connecticut Avenue, Washington DC (haven't
been able to find any research on that store… so if anyone knows
anything…).  BUT I DID find one old advertising for
Magdeleine des Hayes dresses from 1926, and modeling photos of her
dresses (see photos)!   Even before I found the label
inside the dress, I knew it was special.  Just had the look of
a high-fashion dress from the era.  LOVE the coral beaded and
rhinestone half-moon ornament a the front.  Black lace in a
highly scalloped or spear shaped hemline and the sheerness of the
dress with the decorative slip attached under.  Would have been
quite sexy. The skirt has 5 layers of sheer material!!  
Sadly, the dress isn't perfect, but I'm very picky, so unless things
are near mint, I get cranky.  Look at the last photos of the
dress to see the minor issues… there are two spots that are hidden
under one of the black silk ribbons down the front (see the photo
with the spots covered and with the spots shown), a couple of small
additional spots not covered, and then there are the small netting
tears under the arms and the worse one is a vertical tear at the
side of the dress.  An experienced tailor/seamstress can make
these things practically disappear, but since I can barely sew on a
button, I sell as it is (otherwise I usually sew my pants to the
dress by accident….  it's not a pretty sight! 🙂
Measures: up to 42" bust, up to 39" waist, up to 40" hips, 42"-49"
long from shoulder to hem. Remember this is a 20s dress so meant to
be worn loose. A RARE Parisian dress!

$ 1,465.
SOLD
on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 8/perhaps 10 (up to 40" hips is the key measurement)
(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
#4718 – c. 1915 Gray
Silk "Suffragette" Suit with White Embroidered Blouse and Hat! 
LARGER SIZE! Gray silk summer walking suit with black silk
trim and black straw hat with original trim of gray silk to
match the suit.  The suit didn't originally come with the
hat, nor the blouse, but I'm selling as a complete set because
it just works so beautifully together!  The suit was
purchased nearly 20 years ago at Molly's
vintage clothing show in Massachusetts, so the "M. DiGesu – Springfield"
label is presumed to be from Springfield, MA.  A perfect
outfit for a suffragette look!  I show with slips under,
but probably need slightly better shape slip to show off the
shape as well as keep the pleats intact.  I only wish you
would wear the jacket insideout, as the jacket lining is just
superb!  Check it out!!  Lined in a wonderful silk
black and ivory checkerboard with nosegays of roses in a
simulating a needlepoint style!! So cool… even has a small
pocket inside!   Great detailing and seaming to the
entire outfit.  And in your SIZE!!!  Measures: up
to 40" bust,  31" waist skirt, up to 45" hips, 34"
long skirt.  Everything in Excellent condition with just a
few minor issues… most important is the inner petersham (waistband)
of the skirt has a few breaks and
should be reinforced, replaced or strengthened if the suit is
intended for wear. but doesn't affect the outer appearance of
the skirt.  One button on sleeve has
the inner black section missing, so you can either just remove
and have two buttons on the sleeves, or use one of the buttons
on the waistband of the skirt.  If I was uber picky I could say there
is the teensiest variation in the gray color on the shoulders
that you wouldn't see unless I pointed it out, and tiny spot
(see photos).  The simply perfect hat is black straw with a
natural straw color under brim (!) and wide gray silk band around
crown.  Hat is quite large for a large head or for lots of
hair stuffed into it.  Measures: 23.5" interior!  Included
in this outfit is a period white batiste blouse (with
correct size 46" bust), with embroidery in a meandering
ribbon pattern with large collar trimmed with lace as are
the cuffs.  There is a bit of damage tot he lace on one cuff.

Approx. – SIZE 12/14(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

         #5879 – c.
1905/1906
House of BEER, 7 Place Vendome, Paris Black
Silk Chiffon Trained Gown with Gold Sequins! 
Belongs in Museum! Gustav Beer opened his Parisian Couture
House in 1905 (after years of designing in his native Germany), so
this is one of his first gowns from Paris! I'm speechless (and that
doesn't happen often!).  I can't believe this gown just came to
me out of the blue… not from a museum deaccession, but from an
individual collector who purchased this "many moons ago" when gowns
of this quality were still found outside of museums.  Trust
me… it rarely happens these days.  As fabulous as any of the
gowns you'd see in the museum photo books (see the gown photo from
the New York Metropolitan Costume Institute!  I like this one
lot better!! :).  The kind of piece I never thought I would
ever find… and then…. well… TA DA!  Even the condition is
fantastic!  Sure, the inner chiffon lining is going badly from
the inner puff sleeves, and there is just a bit of pulling of the
material off the waistband (from the weight), but other than those
minor issues, it's nearly mint!  Love the gold sequins in the
standard round shape, but also in a open pointed oval shape on ecru
lace appliqued with black chenille.  Please don't wear this, as
it really is an important enough piece that it should be babied. 
But for mannequin purposes, it Measures: 32" bust (most upfront…
she was well-endowed!), 25" under bust, 22" waist, 42" long from
waist to hem in front, 54" long in back.  I've taken loads of
photos so you can see all the details… including the very wide
black velvet attached waistband, the design on the sides of the
puffy sleeves, the pretty metallic tie at front bodice, even the
interior bodice thin ribbon, the two gold and rhinestone buttons at
back, and the surprising purple chiffon ruffle at lining hemline!!

Also Listed in the
Museum Category.

Approx. –
SIZE 00
(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

#7420 – c. 1910 Huge
Off-White Ostrich Feather Fan with Celluloid Sticks! 
Someone must be hording all these fabulously large ostrich fans
because they are getting so much harder to find… and believe me,
I'm always on the lookout.  Sure, I can find them half this
size, or new ones (that just aren't the same!), but these "full
body" antique fans are getting pretty rare.  I show the size of
my fans up against my dressform so you can see how much of the body
it covers.. from your shoulder to your upper thigh (unless you are
an Amazon)!!  Take an exotic dance class and dance behind this
fan! 🙂  If you want to use it, you don't have to open it all
the way… and if you want to play Elise McKenna in "Somewhere In
Time", remember, she had a large white feather fan! 🙂  OR just
leave it all the way open on a fireplace mantle for a unique
decoration!  Excellent condition, with just a hint of spotting
at the very edges of a couple feathers (see photo)… and if you are
REALLY picky, note that this fan isn't fully white…. but you will
love it!!  I sold a similar fan with these same white ostrich
feathers and celluloid sticks that was from TIFFANY & CO!!! Celles-ci
weren't cheap when new. Measures: 16" tall x 27" at widest.
Also Listed in the
Hats, etc. Section.

$ 425.

            
SOLD

SOLD

#9891 – c. 1925/26 T.A.
Chapman Co., Milwaukee Afternoon Dress and Coat Ensemble of
Black Rayon and Steel Beading with Steel Beaded Scarf!
When I first saw this ensemble it was
balled up into a box and just looked like hell (can I say word on my
website without upsetting anyone)?  Then I got around to
steaming and mounting on the mannequin and what d'ya know!!! 
It's a quite exciting looking set!!  Let's start with the
dress.  It's a black rayon chiffon dress of 2 layers… sheathe
under with steel beaded low round neckline and matching beading on
short sleeves.  Dress is lined all but yoke and sleeves. 
Then there is an attached overlayer that looks like a long vest of
set pleats!  You can wear the dress straight and use the long
matching chiffon scarf (beaded near ends) as a neck scarf, or wear
the dress cinched in with the scarf used as a belt sash!  Gives
the dress two very different looks.  So as if the dress isn't
great enough, it comes with a black rayon (20s was pretty much the
first decade using rayon to any extent in clothing) wrap coat of a
stitched down design to mimic pleats, a horizontal braiding at the
lower skirt  and actual pleating under.  The tie wrapped
coat can also be worn different ways… with tied neck or not. 
Just imagine the lucky flapper gal wearing this outfit with her
bobbed hair under her cloche, grasping her clutch purse and
sashaying like Marilyn Monroe in "Some Like it Hot" in her T-strap
shoes!   OK.. what's next.  Oh yes, condition
information. Excellent condition with just a few minor issues. 
Just a few of the beads on the sleeves are a bit rusty (cleanable if
you care to take the time with sandpaper), snaps missing on coat
cuffs (sleeves meant to be worn fuller than you see creating a
lovely shape) but really the only issues worth noting are that the
top-stitching on the coat has come undone here and there, so just a
bit messy looking (see photos), and there is a bit of musty smell
that should be aired outside or fabreezed (but again, I leave that
choice to you!). Otherwise this is a just fabulous 1920's afternoon
or dinner ensemble!!   Measures a large up to 40" bust, up
to 40" waist, up to 42" hips dress.  Coat measures up to 51"
bust, waist and hips! Both pieces are 48" long from shoulder to hem.
Meant to be worn large, and the coat meant to be wrapped as you see. 
Scarf measures:  6" x 98".

$
785. 

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 8-14
            (check
            measurements above)

SOLD
            
#7367 – c. 1922 White
Lawn Dress with Blue Embroidery Lace Inserts! 
EXTRA LARGE Size!  Well
now… great white cotton lawn dress from the early 1920s rather
than the Teens… cool!  What's even cooler?  It's a EXTRA
LARGE size (extremely large for the era!!).  It can measure: up
to 48" bust, up to 46" waist, up to 52" hips! But someone gave it a
simple baste so it now measures: 44" bust, 40" waist, 43" hips, but
as you can see it can be worn larger, or since these dresses are
meant to be worn oversized, it can be worn by a slightly smaller
body.  Either way… this is a hard to find size in a GREAT
dress!  Measures:  52" long from shoulder to hem.  In
addition there is a sweet double yarn tassel hanging from the blue
hipline sash at the back.  This blue matches the lovely blue
embroidery detailing all over with lace and white embroidery as
bien. And for a bit of extra panache, there is a
"handkerchief" extra portion of the skirt at one side near the
tassel.  Nicely fashionable for the era. Puffy short sleeves. 
Snap closures are hidden at the front.  Excellent condition. 
If you search, you will see extremely light underarm line, but it's
hardly seen… trust me, I'm picky! This is the dress you've been
waiting for… and it will FIT YOU! Whoo Whoo!!!!  If it won't
fit you, find that friend of your who loves vintage, but never
thought they would find something to fit them.

$
965.
        

        
          SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 18/20+(check
measurements above)

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#5420 – c. 1890
Victorian Coat of Bottle Green Wool and Soutache! 
Wearable Size! One of the
prettiest wool Victorian walking coats!!  The soutache is
embroidered all down the front  and upper back, as well as
on the back skirt and those fantastic sleeves!  Designed in
a modified peacock feather design… especially on the skirt. 
Short high neck, bustle gathered back, puffed upper sleeves of a
matching heavy faille.  Fully lined in matching bottle
green silk (still in quite good condition).  So now I have
some good news and some bad news.  What do you want
first… oh, perhaps I teased it above… this Victorian coat is
in a rare wearable size (yea!), however, that's partly due to
the fact that someone moved over some of the crochet ball
buttons (see last photo to see the original location) and at
some point in time there were some matching (but slightly
darker) patches on the front (see close-up photos). Très
well done, but you can certainly see them.  So for the
perfectionists it might be a problem, but for the rest of you,
you will be thrilled to have a coat of this quality and fabulous
Regardez. In addition, there are some minor moth nips, one of
the buttons is missing, and has very minor wear of the silk
lining.  You can see from the lining photo of the back neck
that there used to be a black label on this coat. Emile
Pingat used a black label in this location and shape, and also
used a similar peacock shape design on his 1891 mantle in the
Opulent Era book, so let's just assume it's Pingat and go from
there, eh?? 🙂  Who knows, this could be an incredible
find!!  Measures: 32/33" bust, 25" underbust, 26" waist,
53" long from shoulder to hem.  The width of the back is
usually the problem with these Victorian pieces, but this fits
my back (I'm a slightly narrow-backed, very modern size 4 bust,
size 0/2 waist, 33" bust, c/d cup).
         Also Listed in the
Furs, etc. Section.

Approx. – SIZE 0-4(check
measurements above)

SOLD

#6795 – c. 1930's Gold Metallic Lace Evening Gown! 
Yeah, I know… this is in the wrong category listing, but I figure
my customers who like 1920s items, will want to see this! :O 
Breathtaking gold lace evening gown with "v" neck front and
extremely low "v" neck back with flouncy shawl collar. Skirt has 6
attached scallop flyaway panels for fullness sewn along one side to dress
and extending 7" below skirt hem!! Awesome! Self fabric belt with
rhinestone buckle (rhinestones are cloudy -see photos – but the
buckle can easily be replaced with another if you care). Là
are underarm stains (see photos – one side worse than the other),
and some lace leg breaks creating small holes above and below the waist
(see photos).  So although not perfect, this is just too too
magnifique! Would be priced higher if perfect, so for those of you
who can make the necessary repairs as needed, or don't mind the
minor underarm issues…. you'll be happy you can afford a gown like
this!!  Wear a any color slip under.  I would prefer a
nude slip, but the previous owner wore a green slip… so whatever
you like… the look will change with the color of the slip. Nearly
impossible to measure as it's open back and bias cut, but shown on a
mannequin of 35" bust, 25" waist, 36" hips, 57" long from shoulder
to hem (though that will change on the bias).  So if you are
close to that size, it will fit you.  Best not to stress the
lace too much more than this, though the waist can be larger.

Also Listed in the
1930-Today Section.
FINAL SALE ITEM so
it's sold in as great a condition as possible!

Approx. – SIZE
2-6, perhaps small 8(check
measurements above)

SOLD on LAYAWAY
            
#6897 – c. 1913 Edwardian
Platinum and Gold Lame Brocade Trained "Hobble" Gown!
Be still my heart!!  If someone where to ask me what my
favorite look, color, design and material for an Edwardian gown
would be… this is it!  I adore gold lame!  I melt over
the huge floral designs! And well, having an original trained hobble
gown (which were quite rare as they were nearly impossible to wear)
in this fabrication is just the ultimate for me!  I sold a
similar gown a few years ago that was owned by Mrs. John G. Bullock
(of Bullocks Department Stores) who obviously would have had the
very best of the best as the wife of the store founder. le
bodice just simply wraps around the bust with flat straps. le
beauty comes from the asymmetrical wrap skirt with weighted sides
and squared train.  Don't expect to easily walk in this gown,
but if you plan a portrait, this is killer!  The condition of
the exterior of the gown is Excellent, with only a tiny bit of
oxidation, it's mostly quite wonderful….. certainly better than
most of these lame gowns that had tarnished. Même le
underarms look great.  Sadly I have to report that it is the
silk lining that is problematic. It has been patched and repaired,
and will need to be relined at some point.  But this is a small
price to pay for such a great gown!  Measures: 32-34" bust, up
to 25" waist (24" underdress), 60" long from shoulder to hem in
front, 76" long in back.

Approx. – SIZE 0-4(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
#6568 – c. 1930's
"Adrian look" Gown of Gold Sequins
on Blue Cotton Netting, Made in France! 
When I saw this gown I immediately thought of Joan Crawford's
gown in the 1939 movie, The Women, with dramatic
costumes by Adrian.  The costumes were SUCH the highlight
of the movie that, just like the Wizard of Oz
(from the same year), part of the movie is in B&W and the other
part in color.  In The Women, the only part
in color was an inserted Adrian fashion show. Fabulous! 
Anyway, both this gown and her gown had the illusion midriff to
show what appears to be skin.  Woo Woo!  Obviously
this gown needs a slip under as you currently see a lot more
than midriff, and it's all x-rated.  Rare slate blue cotton
netting covered all over in swirling patterns in gold sequins. 
Notice the surprising peplum at the front of the gown!!  
I put this on the smaller mannequin as it's hard to get on (as
most 30s gowns are) with just the side snaps, but I wiggled my
size 6 body into this and OH MY!  SOOOOO sexy!!  So we
know it will fit up to a 34" bust, 27" waist, 37/38" hips (but
shown on the mannequin of 30" bust, 24" waist, 34" hips and she
looks great as well).  I think this gown will go up to 36"
bust, 30" waist and 38" hips.  I'm also 5'2" and it was a
bit long (56" from shoulder to hem), but with high heels, pretty
good. However, since this is bias, the length will be different
with different bodies. Excellent condition.  One of the
most exciting 1930's gowns you will see, other than in a museum. 
And because it was Made in France (with the label), this cotton
netting will hold up for another 80+ years!

Approx. – SIZE 0-6(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
         # 11474 – c. 1920's Pale Peachy/Pink
Cotton Net Gauze and
Embroidered Lace Dress!  WEARABLE
SIZE! 

Pretty, simple, sweet 1920/s
dress. This was originally a
pale pink dress (as you can
see if you lift up the
panels on the sides of the
dress and look under.  
The dress has since faded to
a pale blush peachy/pink
color… still pretty…
more like an ecru type
shade.  Will need a
slip under as it's fairly
sheer, but oh so pretty….
better looking in person!  
There is one spot on the
front (see photo… may soak
out if you are one of those
who is a great cleaner!) and
some very minor thin spots
on one sleeve, and ever so
unimportant embroidery that
needs re-tacking, but pretty
minor issues on a 90 year
old dress!  Strong and
wearable.  Measures: 
44" bust/waist/hip, 39" long
from shoulder to hem.  
Meant to be worn a bit
oversize to give you that
classic 1920's "boy" shape.

$ 385.
 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 8/10-12(check
measurements above

SOLD
            
            
         # 4179 – c. 1920's HUGE Aqua Ostrich
Feather Fan! 

One of the BEST feather fans
I have ever seen! le
fan was created from Ostrich
feathers which were clipped
to resemble the endangered
bird of paradise feather
plumes. Due to the Lacey Act
of 1900, endangered bird
feathers were no longer
allowed to be used, so
ostrich feathers were used
(which hopefully were taken
during molting season and
therefore didn't harm the
ostrich).  This fan is
enormous!  I show it
against the body of a normal
sized dressform (size 6)..
the one I use all the time
for my clothing.  
The fan covers the entire
torso and more!  
Six sticks of a faux modeled
tortoise and then the
beautifully dyed aqua color
feathers extraordinarily
shaped!!!  
Breathtaking! 
Excellent condition. 
The only minor issue is on
the back side of the fan,
where one small down feather
is lost so you can see a bit
of the chipped aqua paint
under (see last photo). 
This is on the backside, so
it is not seen at all from
the front and it's extremely
minor, minor, minor!!!  Measures: 
30" at the widest, and 25"
at the tallest. je
doubt you will ever see
another like it!

$ 845.  SOLD

SOLD

#6454 – c. 1920's Rare Find
Black Sequin Jacket with Huge Deco Sequin Red Roses and Gold Trim! 
Most likely French! 
Absolutely stunning 1920s sequined evening jacket
entirely covered in sequins. The jacket is completely covered in black sequins
et
decorated with gold and red flowers of sequins. Curved cutaway shape
with huge bell sleeves. No closure, just meant to be worn open. All
the sequins are sewn onto black cotton ground of excellent condition
with no damage or repairs.  The only thing to mention is one
vertical line of black sequins missing on the back  which is nearly impossible to see
when worn black on black   Easy fix!  I'll try to get
to it for you.  Would look
incredible over black evening dress or great evening pants. 
Measures:  up to 38" bust (shown on a mannequin of 35" bust,
and as you see it laps over, so could be worn slightly open at the
front with a larger bust,  34" long from shoulder to hem, 23"
sleeves.  Looks incredible on!  It will certainly WOW the
crowd!

$
2,485.  SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4-8(check
            measurements above)

SOLD
on LAYAWAY
            
#7176 – c. 1926 Gold
Beaded Flapper Dress with Incredible Sequined "Bubbles" on
Cotton Netting! Likely French Couture! C'est
one of those incredible flapper beaded and sequin dresses that
you can't believe doesn't have a label.  Jean Patou? 
Lanvin?  Someone who was totally confident in their design
abilities as this is "wild" both in design and in the types of
beads and sequins used… various colored spotted sequins, and
the finest glass beads. I don't even know what else to say. 
It's all about the photos.  Weighs a ton, but because it's
on the European cotton netting, it survived the weight of the
beads (and will survive another 80+ years)!  The skirt
continues the awesome circle (or bubble if you want to be as
cute as I try to be) motif all in the gold beading, and flairs
at each side.  The front is exactly the same as the back of
this dress.   In the second to last photo, you will
see that one green bead.  I was told this confirms that
this was totally hand beaded (as one rogue bead was inserted to
show the human touch).  In the last photo you will see the
only minor issue (otherwise near mint!!) there is one small area
of tarnish in the gold just above the multi-colored sequin
waist. It's mid center, but since the dress is exactly the same
front and back, it can be worn with that in the back. Comme
it is, it's almost as though she might have been carrying a
bouquet!   Why not get married in your finest, likely
couture dress!

Approx. – SIZE 0-6(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

#6861 – c. 1908/1909 Gorgeous Pink Silk Embroidered
Coat with Lace Trim! 
I don't have to say anything, do I? Je vais
just let you look at the photos.  If you are one of the smart
ones… you will jump on this!  How many times do you see a pink
silk  embroidered "Edwardian" coat in near mint condition???? 
This is short, but would have been worn over a long dress, giving a
great look (I probably should have photographed it over a longer dress,
but hey…. I figure you know just as much as I!).  The embroidery
is quite 3-dimensional of lovely flowers, I believe they are lilies. 
Love the original embroidered decorative buttons! Even the interior is
lovely with the large embroidered pocket!! Excellent condition all
environ. Even the white lace at cuffs and neck. Measures:  34/35"
bust, 42" long from shoulder to hem. You will LOVE this in person! 
Also Listed in the Furs, etc.
Category.

$
1,465.  SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4-6, perhaps 8 if you fit the bust
            (check
            measurements above)

SOLD

#6163
– c. 1905 Irish Crochet "Crown" White Blouse! Great blouse…
better than most!  Irish
crochet is really "hot" these days… prices are going crazy!  
And this is one of the prettiest with the very collectable extreme
high neck.  Oh, and look at the lace trim on that neck!  
It looks like a royal crown!!  This blouse has a bit of a
pigeon front (dating it to circa 1905) and 1/2 length sleeves. Lined
in a sheer white netting. Very white, and ready to wear if you
wish.  Excellent condition. Has new hooks
and eyes at back.  Measures:  30/31" bust, 23" waist.

$ 785. 

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0/2(check
measurements above)

SOLD
on LAYAWAY 

            
            
            # 4249 –
        
            
c. 1910 Edwardian Off-White Muslin Lawn Dress with Embroidery, Filet
Lace and Crochet Balls with Sailor Back! 

            
WEARABLE SIZE! 

Please look at the close-up photos of this dress… you
really can't see all the detail in the tiny photo at left. je
adore little crochet balls on Edwardian gowns… and this is Loaded! 
I counted. 132 crochet balls!!! They are ALL there. Aucun
missing that I can find.  Now look at the back… the great
"sailor" collar back!  This is one of those Edwardian lawn
dresses that doesn't need a waistband (yeah!)… it's just ph so
pretty as it is. Look at the embroidery between the lace inserts. 
And the great square neckline to be comfortable and to show off your
pearls if you want. Measures:  up to 36" bust, up to 29" waist
(slight empire), up to 43" hips, 58" long from shoulder to hem in
front, 60" in back.  Buttons up back.  You will see there
is a black velvet ribbon around the hemline.  I'm guessing it's
not original, but looks great, so you can decide whether to keep or
not.  Excellent condition with just a very few very minor leg
breaks in the lace.  Hardly worth mentioning.  
Please note this is an off-white and sheer… you will need a slip
under.  These are so easy to make.  Just a simple tube
shape with ribbon straps. Done!

$ 685. 
          

SOLD
on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 6/small 8
(check measurements above)
        

SOLD
            

#9940 – c. 1820's /1890's Ivory Satin Wedding Gown!
I hate to be stupid, but I guess I can't
know everything (though I DO try!).  This gown is really
confusing me.  It has an 1820's hemline (with the lovely bow /
ribbon detailing) and early 1820's closures at front, and brown
cotton lining… all correct to about 1822-1826… but the stitching
is by machine… so I wonder if perhaps it was reworked a bit…
perhaps back in style during the aesthetic period around 1892-1894 –
because… the person who owned this gown has a note that reads
"Mary Jane Crusau's satin wedding dress, June 1894". je
really can't tell you one way or another.  I need to go to
fashion school (never did you know!), so perhaps one of you educated
types can help me out here!!  FYI, I added a dash of wax flower
at one sleeve (doesn't come with it, but would likely have had some
decoration similar) and show it with a wax headpiece – available
separately on this website.   There is an underlayer
sweeper at the hemline with narrow band of matching velvet. 
The gown is lovely and looks to be in great condition (with the
exception of a few age marks here and there), but then,
unfortunately, the underarms are torn up (see photos). Ses
great for display, but not to wear… as is.  Tiny anyway!   
Measures: 30" bust, 11" across back between armseams (tiny!), 54"
long from shoulder to hem in front, 65" long in back.  The gown
has its faults, but damn pretty for display when the underarms won't
be an issue. 
Also Listed in the
Wedding Section.

$ 685. 

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00 (check
            measurements above)

SOLD
            

#6767 – c. 1898 E. CONWAY
Robes, 14 E. 45th Street, New York Trained Late Victorian
Gown of Black Chantilly Lace Over White Silk! 
Nearly as MINT condition as you can find! 
Looks like it was made yesterday (though I assure you it's over
100 years old!!).  Magnificent black silk Chantilly lace
covering the entire 2-piece gown over a white silk lining. 
Trimmed in a beautiful soft aqua velvet on high collar, and
around bodice yoke to a great velvet bow!  Black sequins
cover the net yoke and waistband.  Lovely flounced lace
hemline on trained skirt.  Even the fine pleated china silk
trim is in perfect condition!!!  So rare!  It's very
small…. which is good, because this 2-piece gown deserves to
be preserved in this condition for another 100 years, so it's
unlikely someone will be able to wear it.  But a gorgeous
display piece for museum quality collection!!  
Measures:  32" bust, 11.5" across shoulders (tiny!), 22"
waist, 42" long from waist to hem, 52" long in back. Cette
gown is even prettier in person… I should have photographed on
a different color background so the aqua blue velvet stands out
as it will in person.  But I'm assuming you can figure that
out!  I very much doubt this gown was EVER worn!!  
As any vintage clothing collector will tell you… buy the best
pieces you can find in the best condition you can find. C'est
IT!

$
1,745. 

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 000
            (check
            measurements above)

SOLD
            

#7035 – c. early 1920's Heavily Embroidered Cotton
Net Dress! 
I was holding this dress up prior to
putting it on the mannequin and shrugging my shoulders. 
Sure, it was pretty, but it wasn't until I photographed it that
I fell in love. It just evoked the Regency era! Il
looked like it should have been worn by Gwyneth Paltrow in the
movie "Emma". So then, I wanted to see what this dress would
look like with an empire waist, and then a natural waist, a low
waist, and hip band, so you will see a ribbon I used to show all
the different looks.  Then you can wear with a nude slip
under (to look like you see), or wear with a colored slip under
for totally different looks…. and/or wear with a longer slip
under for this to be a tunic!!  SOOOOO much you can do with
this dress!!!  All gorgeous. The dress has a front panel of
cut voile floral lace with hundreds (I might exaggerate) of tiny
crochet buttons down the front!  There are drapy side
panels and flouncy short sleeves. Condition is great with the
exception of extreme minor age spots here and there, but the
only real issue is a small hole area on one of the side drapy
panels – lost in the folds, but there (see photo). 
Measures: up to 42" bust, up to 42" waist, up to 49" hips,
49-51" long from shoulder to hem. Meant to be worn large… the
mannequin is size 6 (35/25/36) so you can see how it looks on
sa. Great for a wedding or anything!

Aussi
Listed in the Wedding Category.

$
845. 

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6-10
            (check
            measurements above)

SOLD on LAYAWAY

#6704 –

c. 1920's
RARE
French Silver Bullion "Hair" Cloche Labeled
"Ideal, PARIS"! The ULTIMATE Flapper
Cloche or Flapper Headpiece!  If you have been one of
my website groupies for awhile, you might have seen the gold bullion
"hair" cloche I sold some years back (still in my sold museum
section). I bought that last one in London and hated to sell it as I
had never seen another in my 35+ years of collecting. Alors,
since then I've been searching everywhere for others! 
AMAZINGLY, I found two of these recently and again, it kills me to
put these up on the website as I just LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!!  
And since, if asked what I would most like to collect, it would be
flapper headpieces.  But I know there are others of "me" out
there also with flapper collections, so… WAAAHHH…. you get the
opportunity to own these forever! Absolutely amazing!! Ses
a cloche woven with silver bullion threads in the shape of a classic
1920's hairdo… complete with the finger wavy hairs all over, and the
pinned up "longer" hair at the back and coiled at the sides in braids
(Princess Leahish!). I suppose this is the ultimate hat for a "bad
hair day"!!! Excellent condition with the only thing to
mention is slight tarnishing… it might have been brighter silver when new, but
frankly I like it "as is" with this patina and just a bit of "hair"
out of place.  Net lining. This will easily fit a
22" head, and even a 23" head! Nearly impossible to
measure, but it's large on my normal 22" head (as you can see in the
photos) and will fit, but higher on the 23" head – see other photos). 
I assume originally this was worn by a women who didn't yet want to
cut her long hair into the fashionable "bob", so wore this over that
full hair (which is why it's larger).  Absolutely a
Museum quality piece!
Also listed in the
Museum and Hats, etc.
Category.

$
3,450. 

SOLD on LAYAWAY

SOLD

#6765 – c. 1903/1904
MRS. BAKER, COURT DRESSMAKER, 15 New Burlington Street, W, London
Elaborate and Opulent Trained Black Chantilly Lace Evening Gown and
Matching Coat Ensemble!  Previously Owned by the Eminent
Collector DORIS LANGLEY MOORE, the
Founder of the Fashion Museum at Bath, England (Previously the
Museum of Costume at Bath) and Prominently Featured in Ms. Moore's
1947 book "The Woman in Fashion"!  Comes with
the 2 Original 1947 photos
of Ms. Moore Wearing the Ensemble! QUICK NOTE
FOR COLLECTORS:  Both Pieces were Expertly Relined!  From I have been collecting, buying and selling Antique and Vintage
clothing for 45 years now (yes, I bought my first Edwardian white
dress at age 10 at a flea market!!).  So, as you can imagine,
it takes an extraordinary piece to take my breath away… I believe
I gasped out-loud with a "Oh God"! And when it happens, I remember
all over again that I LIVE for antique and vintage clothing!!!! Si
you are reading this, you probably feel the same way. Cette
outfit was previously owned by Doris Langley Moore, who loved it so
much she had herself photographed wearing this outfit! Comme je
mention upfront, for those collectors who want items fully original,
these pieces have been fully and expertly relined (most likely by a
museum)… but the exterior I believe to be fully original on both
pieces!!  And certainly the relining has allowed this pieces to
remain in NEAR MINT condition! YEAH!  Trained Black Chantilly
net lace gown with embroidered green silk floss leaves and pink silk
roses with embroidered bows and trellis designs and tiny silver
sequins.  One of the most elaborate gowns and coats ever seen!
Labeled "Mrs. Baker, Court Dressmaker" from London.  I spent
some time researching what this might have cost new (with inflation
and exchange rate) and the gown alone would be close to $20,000…
with the coat, likely $40,000! The matching coat has pagoda sleeves,
deep collar, pastel colored chiffon roses and black velvet ribbon
trims with silver sequins.  Measures:  34/35" bust, 23/24"
waist, Skirt is: 42" long from waist to hem, 54" long in back. Coat
is: 56" long from shoulder to hem. Condition is amazing with only
tiny a few leg breaks in the Chantilly lace.  
Also Listed in the
Museum Category.

$ 9,500.
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0/2(check
            measurements above)

SOLD on
LAYAWAY
            
#4576 – c.
1931/1932 MAISON DOUCET, 57, Knightsbridge, SWI  Beige Lace Gown
with Matching Jacket! OK… This could be listed in either
the pre-1930 or post-1930 categories, so I will list it in both…
as well as wedding, since it would work beautifully for just about
anyone!  I wish I could give you history on the London Doucet
label, but I find nothing in my research… so I will have to assume
it was an authorized London outpost of the most prestigious Parisian
Maison Doucet of Jacques Doucet, one of the greatest designers of
the late 19th, early 20th centuries. However, Jacques Doucet died in
1929, and his Parisian house was merged with Doeuillet soon after. So….
it's very possible this was a VERY short-lived, Rare London label!!! 
Beige lace slender, bias ruffled skirted, sleeveless. 'U' neck gown
with high draped bateau back neckline with china silk underlay. 
The matching short lace jacket has lovely tiered bell sleeves and no
closures.  I added the ribbon and flowers at waist for show…
doesn't come with any. Measures: 34-36" bust, up to 31" waist, up to
40" hips, 56" long from shoulder to hem. Side snaps. NOTE:  The
nude china silk lining is still attached but is quite fragile (torn
at seams, and large stain at hemline), so you will want to remove
and wear your own slip under. No big deal.  Many of these
antique lace gowns have lost there linings long ago!  At least
you have an excellent pattern if you want to remake a new one. 
OR…. go naked under!  Woo-woo! Now THAT will make an
interesting entrance! 🙂  Other than lining, Excellent
condition with just one small light spot found in skirt. Cette
is ONE gorgeous piece on!!!  And as you know… ANY couture
labeled gowns from the 1930s (the depression era) are VERY rare!!! Also listed in Wedding section.

$ 1,885.

SOLD on
LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 6, perhaps
8(check
            measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 4971 –
        
            
        c. 1910 Black Serge Canvas and
Black Calfskin Button Up
Boots!
            

        Ne pas
expect to wear these.. 
No human today could fit
into Victorian shoes… they
had the most narrow feet!!! 
But then again, they were
tiny people with 18" waists
and 10" shoulder span, so… 
Anyway… if you have a
display of hats and boots
(as I used to!) you will
know just how pretty these
things look sitting on lace
and ribbons. Celles-ci
boots happen to be in
excellent condition. 
The only thing are the
creases at the front toes
which could probably be made
to practically disappear
with some black shoe polish
(but I leave things as I
find them for those who
prefer that!).  
These boots have a sticker
on the bottom with the
manufacturer and date as
it's hard to read the gold
company logo inside the top
of the boot (see photo).
There is an address of
Charles Street North. j'ai
no idea what town, or
country for that matter!  Measures: 
10.5" long, 2.75" wide.
Aussi
listed in the Hats, etc.
section.

$ 345.
          

             SOLD

SOLD
            
#5169 – c. early 1900's
Ottoman Turkish Embroidered Cape! Ecru Woolen (Woollen) Long
Cape of Turkish "Dival" Embroidery in Fine Gold
Bullion Thread
with Turquoise Beading! With Provenance!  Popular from about
1850-1920, the embroidery of this cape is typical of Turkish
work, the technique known as 'dival', found on jackets, coats
and waistcoats.  A similarly decorated waistcoat is in the
Embroiderer's Guild Collection at Hampton Court, England. Il
is described as having been made in a workshop for export to
France.  Dival embroideries worked with coral and pearls
were particularly prized in palaces. This extravagant work
found throughout the Ottoman court, from clothing to furnishings
of the palace rooms.  Also, it was fashionable
among wealthy European families to include bedspreads and bohças
made with the dival technique for their daughter's trousseaus. 
During the late 19th Century, many travelers
to Istanbul described items of dival embroidery specifically made for
commercial, export purposes. So… these is a great history
here! The unique history of this particular cape is even more
fascinating. The owners' father was a DJ with the Armed Forces
Radio during WWII.  In the closing months of the war, his
unit took over a castle outside of Frankfurt called "The Von Bruning Castle".  The castle was abandoned "in a hurry" and
he and the other troops went hunting for "spoils of war" (an
acceptable practice then I'm told).  This was one of the
items he collected and shipped back home to New Mexico where
it's been ever since.  So if you think of yourself (as I
do) as a Princess, you'll love the fact that this is from an
actual European castle! 🙂  Brushed ecru woolen fabric,
open at the front, with a high collar, fastened beneath the
collar with a rolled thread button and loop. Various designs
motifs have been embroidered in gold bullion thread, on the front and
back of the cape symmetrically arranged around the opening. UNE
few turquoise beads embellish along with a few delicate drops! 
Some of the embroidery is even 3-D.  I've found it's easier
to find these capes in the shorter circular "shoulder" length,
but rarer to find one this long!  Excellent condition
(nearly mint) with just a few extreme minor issues.. tiny moth
nips of just the fluff of the wool (these are not holes!), two
light tiny spots I practically dare you to find, and one rolled
thread "button" missing!  Even the original ivory silk
lining is near mint.  Consider making a grand entrance in
this!

$ 1,185.

SOLD

SOLD
            

#6766 – c. 1903 Trained Taupe Wool Flannel Cutwork
2-piece Tea Gown! 
I work very hard to try to find the most
beautiful items for this website.  I've seen sooo many
antique/vintage pieces in my life, it takes more and more to excite
moi. So I was happy to find a few really special pieces lately!
How do ya like this one??  For those of you who are purists, I
have to say upfront that the gorgeous and vibrant turquoise silk
lining has been replaced by an expert (certainly not by me!). 
This turquoise peeks through all the small cutwork dots and soutache
ornaments!!  Fantastic!!  The exterior taupe wool gown
(and now the turquoise lining as well) is in excellent condition
with only the most tiny and minor moth holes!  Look at the
close-up photos to see all the detail of chenille soutache
embroidery and needle lace high collar and cuffs, gold enamel
buttons, scalloped cuffs, etc. Measures: 35/36" bust, 26/27" waist,
40" long from waist to hem in front, 57" long in back. A Very
wearable gown!!!  I would probably wear a cameo pin at the
front neck… it would be the perfect complement.

$
1,845. 

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4/6 (check
            measurements above)

SOLD
            

#6745 – c. late 1870's/early 1880's Fan Trained
Wedding Gown of Cream Silk Satin with Crystal Beading!
First thing you have to do is click on the
photo at the left to see the extensive white crystal beading down
the front of the skirt, around the neckline and on the sleeves. Seulement
the wealthiest of brides would have such an elaborate wedding gown! 
Likely too small to be worn today (unless you are a Calista
Flockhart or Audrey Hepburn build). Awesome details including
self-fabric pleated fans on the skirt sides.  I've added a
sprig of wax flowers at the bust (doesn't come with it), but I would
decorate this gown with additional similar wax or silk blossoms. 
The condition is excellent, with a few issues to explain. 
First off the dress itself is excellent with no underarm staining or
anything… strong material… clean interior.  However, there
is one spot on front side skirt (see photos) and then the fact that
the netting behind the beading is torn away, yet the beading is
strong everywhere but on one shoulder where the beading needs to be
retacked.  Still, it is mostly all there! Just needs a little
TLC to be nearly mint.   Measures:  30" bust, 23"/24"
waist, 38" long skirt from waist to hem in front, and 66" long in
back.

$
1,785. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00
            (check
            measurements above)

SOLD

#5693 – c. 1889-1892 Mme.
Lambert de St-Omer
Black Lace Cape with Black Bead and Chenille Yoke! Merci
to Mark who deciphered the name on this label… but it seem no one
can read second line (address?) on this cape! Possibly a N-V, though
I don't know what that would mean?
I will let you figure out what you think it is. This black lace cape
is fairly easy to date as it has tiny shoulderpads!  So if you
look through the fashion magazines of the time, you will see that
the shoulders popped up from about 1889-1892 and the expanded into
the extremely huge "mutton" and "balloon" sleeves of the mid
1890's… at which point the capes got shorter to look better with
the voluminous sleeves.  This cape is still in Excellent
condition (except for one area at midback where the lace has some
small
breaks (see photos – easily disguised in all this lace!) and the fact that the beading threads are brown
(yet amazingly still strong, and beads are staying on!). 
Nothing else wrong to report to you.  Fresh from a Southern
estate where you'd expect them to want a nice "airy" lace cape! 🙂
I still don't know how they survived in their corsets and
head-to-toe dresses without air conditioning!!!   We are
SUCH wimps today, eh? 🙂  Measures:  38" long from
shoulder to hem and will fit most anyone.

$
385.  SOLD

SOLD
            
#4511 – c. 1892
Reception Gown of Golden Ecru Brocade with Rare Watteau Train! 
These photos may not give you the full effect of the beauty of the
color of this brocade.. it's a gorgeous golden ecru… very rich
looking! Hard to believe there is no designer name on the petersham!!
This is one of the best reception gowns I've had due to the unique
and fairly rare watteau bow back!  That piece of the train is
actually part of the skirt that hooks high onto the bodice with
hooks.  The gown is edged with a pretty silk ribbon, gathered
and purposely "distressed" to create the design. The interior bodice
is cotton so it's in near mint condition – with the original bust
pads still soft and in place (!).  The hemline of the
underskirt has a still triple ruffle.   Measures: 
30" bust, 21" waist, 41" long from waist to hem, 72" long in back.
Near Mint condition with just a couple hooks/eyes missing, and some
rust spotting ONLY on lining.  The exterior is like  Crazy
good…. you'd almost think you've gone back in time! Et
perhaps with this gown, you could.  Tiny size, so really only
for display or your young daughter.

$
1,895.  SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 00(check
        measurements above)

SOLD
            

#9986 – c. 1926/1927
EXTRAORDINARILY RARE

ATTRIBUTED TO JEANNE LANVIN

Ivory Silk Evening Coat with Fur Collar Lined in
Brown Silk Velvet! This fabulous piece just came to me "out
of the blue" from the descendant of a wealthy woman who travelled in
only the best circles.  The family oral history is that this
coat was a "runway" piece from Jeanne Lanvin's Parisian Couture
house. My expert fashion historian dated it to likely Winter
1927 due to the bell-bottomed sleeves (introduced in 1926 – but at
the height of fashion in the

Autumn/Winter collections
of 1927, when couturiers used all their design ingenuity in
finding clever dressmaker details, and decorative treatments, to
emphasize these flaired, wide-bottomed sleeves.  Certainly, the
extraordinary cartridge-pleating on this coat qualifies as a
"clever dressmaker detail."  The placement of this
decoration, both to emphasize the width of the sleeve and to
suggest a slight flare toward the hem of the garment, reinforces
this probability.   The quality of the materials,
and the craftsmanship, do suggest that this is real couture,
missing label notwithstanding.  In the Fall of 1927, both
Doeuillet and Martial & Armand showed coats that vaguely
resemble this one, but while there are no specific "designerisms,"
to verify the Lanvin attribution, there is also no compelling
reason to doubt the family tradition that it is, indeed, by
Lanvin.  This MAY be a
"one of a kind" sample, and if so… it's certainly extremely rare! 
The exterior is ivory silk tightly gathered into the "feather"
scalloped edged design in the bell sleeves and stepped sides and
back.  The interior is completely lined in a brown silk velvet.
The large collar worn as you see or high and tight (as often seen in
the 1920s) is a brown silky fur (not sure what).  There are no
closures on the coat.. it just stays open as you see, or use a brooch to close…
the fashion etchings from that era just show coats held closed
when wrapped.  It's quite
small… as shown on the size 2 mannequin, it really should wrap a
slight bit more… so it's better for a size 0 today. le
condition is very good… Excellent in the structure and the
detailing, but the plain ivory silk has large waterspots (light, but
they are there) in the front (see photos)… and age spotting on the
inside (not seen) under the velvet lining. This is really a coat for
a collection or museum as it's SO special!   Or certainly
if you have a Lanvin retrospective ball to attend….  well,
this should be one of the highlights of that evening!  A RARE
DESIGNER 1920s COAT!

$
5,000. SOLD

Approx. –
SIZE 0
(check measurements above

SOLD on LAYAWAY
            

#6819 –

c. 1920's
RARE
Pink Silk "Hair" Flapper Cloche! The ULTIMATE Flapper
Headpiece! Likely Parisian!  I will reiterate from the
listing above… If you have been one of my website groupies for
awhile, you might have seen the gold bullion "hair" cloche I sold
some years back (still in my sold museum section). I bought that
last one in London and hated to sell it as I had never seen another
in my 35+ years of collecting.  So, since then I've been
searching everywhere for others!  AMAZINGLY, I found two of
these recently and again, it kills me to put these up on the website
as I just LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!!   And since, if asked
what I would most like to collect, it would be flapper headpieces. 
But I know there are others of "me" out there also with flapper
collections, so… WAAAHHH…. you get the opportunity to own these
forever! Absolutely amazing!! Ses
a cloche woven with pink silk threads in the shape of a classic
1920's hairdo… complete with the wavy hairs all over, and the
pinned up "longer" hair at the back and coiled at the sides in braids
(Princess Leahish!). This piece has the original tiny purply-blue
flowers at the sidepieces!!  Nice!! I suppose this is the ultimate hat for a "bad
hair day"!!! Excellent condition with the only thing to
mention a bit of "hair" out of place for an ever so slightly "tousled" look, and
the silk interior is torn (though in most cases this would just be a
total loss, so nice to still have some of the original interior
silk… with writing!). This will easily fit a
22" head, and even a 23" head! Nearly impossible to
measure, but it's large on my normal 22" head (as you can see in the
photos) and will fit, but higher on the 23" head – see other photos). 
I assume originally this was worn by a women who didn't yet want to
cut her long hair into the fashionable "bob", so wore this over that
full hair (which is why it's larger).  Absolutely a
Museum quality piece! Likely Parisian piece – has some writing inside with name.
Also listed in the
Museum and Hats, etc.
Category.

$
2,850. 

SOLD on LAYAWAY

SOLD
            

#9982 – c. 1920's CHANEL,
Paris Adaptation Red Silk Velvet Flapper Coat! Amazingly,
this is the 2nd of these Chanel Adaptation velvet flapper coats I've
had! The first one was sold a few years ago, but was a black velvet. 
This one is a strikingly beautiful ruby red silk velvet!! À
explain… there is the authentic Coco Chanel piece from the 1920's
that are quite rare. So, a few of the top designers agreed to license adaptations which are exact replicas of
the authentic items made from the same time period and often made
using the actual fabrics bought from the designer. je voudrais
imagine that this gorgeous ruby red silk velvet flapper coat is indeed
made from the same silk velvet that Chanel used… because it is one
of the plushest, softest velvet I have ever felt (and I've felt a
lot!). The detailing is all in the ruched collar (similar to the
Worth Velvet coat I sold from the 1930s).  The quality of the
design is in the elegant simplicity.  The condition is
Excellent on the exterior. The ivory silk lining has just a bit of
ripping at the underarms.  It's a wrap coat with no closures,
or you can wear open.

$
945.  
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0-6(check
            measurements above)

SOLD
            
#6658 – c. 1920's
White Net Gauze Embroidered Dress! Great dress with lots of
detailing! A l'air super
on me even though it's way larger than I would normally wear
anything, but that's the greatness of 20's dresses…. they are
meant to be worn larger.  It's all about the dress, not the
shape.  So if it's all about the dress, the dress better be
fabulous… as is this!  So pretty, it can be worn for an
informal wedding dress.  Ankle length on me at 5'2". 
Shorter would also look great, or… wear with a longer underdress/slip. 
You can choose any color, or white.  Fabulous white embroidery
at mid section, filet embroidered lace in a zig-zag design. 
Short cap sleeves.  Side snaps. The dress is in Very good condition as
there is some pulling of material at side seams area ( see photos). 
The dress may have been smaller at side seams?  Often
these dresses look exactly the same front and back, but although the
top is nearly identical both sides, the skirt is different in the
back… beautifully embroidered.  I show the dress with a nude
slip under, but it doesn't come with it.  Measures:  38"
bust, up to 35" waist, up to 38" hips, 52" long from shoulder to
hem.

$
1,465. 

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6-10(check
        measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 7689 – c. 1920's Navy
Silk Top with Red and Platinum Beads!
 WEARABLE
SIZE AND CONDITION! Another wearable piece from the same
collection… yea!  VERY Downton Abbey!  Navy silk top
that just goes on over the head.  Sweet little "peasant"
keyhole at front neckline with beaded end ties.  Bell sleeves. 
Hip band is highlighted in the tailoring.  Would look great
with a red stitched down pleated skirt or long straight skirt.  
Don't forget your T-straped heels!   🙂   Measures:
up to 42" bust, up to 39" hips, 24" long from shoulder to hem. 
Excellent condition.

$ 365.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6/8(check
measurements above)

SOLD
on LAYAWAY
            
#6245 – c. 1882 Wedding
Bustle Gown of Ivory Satin with Pearls and Silk Confetti Fringe!
Back Lacing! Long Train!  Seems to be getting harder
to find really special bustle gowns.   Or perhaps I'm just
not looking in the right places.  Seems the only place I'm
finding these really special bustle gowns is on my own website! 🙂
OR, if you are quick, in YOUR closet! 🙂  Fabulous ivory satin
wedding gown trimmed in faux pearls, great silk floss "like
confetti" fringe and lace.  1882 was just before the return on
the bustle, so you see the beginnings of the bunching at back with
the mass of bows.  This is a one-piece gown with an attached
inner slip. The bodice is cotton lined, so still in near mint
condition. I love the back laced gowns… you just need the lace (a
thin ribbon would work, or thin cording). Excellent condition with
some pearls and the back lacing missing, minor spots in the skirt
which can totally disappear with the right gathering, and the only
other issue found is a minor light reddish hue on one side of bust
(so light it cannot be seen in photos).  Really in as great a
condition as you will find for any gown 127 years old! 🙂 Measures:
36" bust, 24.5" waist, 13" across back, 42" long skirt in front, 78"
long in back.

$
2,450. 
SOLD on
LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 2 (small waist)(check
        measurements above)

SOLD

#6066
– c. 1905 MAURICE-MAYER, Paris Ermine
and Crochet Lace Winter Jacket! Very Wearable
Taille! I was lucky enough to have found and sold a
Maurice-Mayer trained evening or bridal gown (which you can still
see from my museum archive pages at: 

http://www.antiquedress.com/item2839.htm  Obviously this
designer label created spectacular pieces!  This jacket being
yet another.  Ermine, in the past, was the fur only worn by the
royals. Finally the wealthiest women had access to ermine …. but
you will still find only a few pieces from this era. Off-white
crochet lace edged as you see in ermine fur and trimmed in black
velvet flat ribbon. Under the lace is a sheer voile. le
interior is a thin wool to ward off the winter chill. Les deux
rhinestone encrusted buttons at front are decorative, just closes
with hook and eye.  The condition is Excellent except for the
fact that the original lining is gone (the lining in the sleeves is
still there but totally shredded – as was the lining of the trained
evening gown I had) and a few tiny rhinestones gone from the
buttons.  The label luckily still remains!  You will still
see the lace and chiffon trim still at the inner sides. 
Measures a very wearable up to 47" bust (!), 14" across back armseam
to armseam, 21-25" long from shoulder to hem (slightly shorter in
back).

$ 1,285.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6-12 (14" across back)
            (check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 11319 – c. 1905 Pink and
Black Bows Printed Textured Cotton Trained Skirt with Black Lace
Trim!
 I generally don't sell many "separates"
or just skirts from this era as I usually try to just sell complete
outfits, but then I get those people who keep asking me for more
elements, so… who am I to decide what you want to see?! Mais
I STILL only want to find the pretty pieces!  This one could be
worn with a black bodice to create an outfit.  LOVE the black
bow pattern on a slightly textured cotton… all edged in black
lace.  Lovely.  Someone had increased the size of the
waistband in it's past, so I'm leaving as found. You can wear as is
at 29.5" waist, or return to the original waist size of 22"/23", or
anywhere in-between.   Measures;  40" long from waist
to hem in front, 52" long in back.  Two layers of material at
the lower skirt and another cotton ruffle under at the hemline.  
Excellent condition.   
NOUVEAU
LISTING!

$ 345.
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0-6 (depending on waistband)(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
# 3627 – c. 1910 – 1914
Navy Wool Walking Suit with Butterscotch Silk Lining! 
I can't believe that there is only ONE
TINY MOTH HOLE….. if you even want to call it that in this entire
2-piece navy wool walking suit!!  And even at that, the hole is
beautifully placed right in the middle of the back seam, so you
could SO easily cover it with a few decorative stitches in matching
"arrow" design to make it look like it's meant to be there!!! 
I don't know WHO paid off the moths to stay away from this piece,
but someone did something right over the last 100 years to keep them
away!   This suit is probably the most tailored jacket
I've seen… made with thin black braid trim to evoke to style of a
men's suit.  The skirt is straight at front with slight
gathering at back with a  fantastic waistband (you will love
how it wraps around with snaps!).  Four decorative buttons on
sleeves… and 3 button closure at slightly asymmetrical
positioning. Slit pockets.  Lapel. Measures: up to 39" bust, up
to 34" waist of jacket, 29-31" long jacket, 14" across back between
armseams, 28-29" waist of skirt, 34" long skirt with 6" hem. 
NOTE:  I've lightened photos so you can see detail, but it's a
NAVY suit.  And the lining is in great condition with the
exception of a few very minor tears and some staining (lining only)
near underarms. Excellent condition.

$ 635.

         SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6/8
(check
measurements above)

SOLD
on LAYAWAY
            
#6450 – c. 1916
Butterfly Angelic
        Dressing Gown
Robe! Undeniably one of the most extraordinary dressing
gowns from the WWII era! I had a hard time trying to date this
gown… it's in near MINT condition with extremely strong fabric and
laces.  You think it's likely newer than 1916, but nothing else
fits the style and shape, and certainly the only label in the gown
at mid-back that reads "back centre" is older type and the older of
European spelling of "centre".  The gown is a confection of
pure cream color silk (?) and gold metallic trims. There is an inner
skirt with tiny pleated hem and an overskirt of net with lace and
gold metallic embellishments. The bodice has metallic stitching in a
quilted pattern and gold accented laces around the neckline and down
the front.  It buttons up the front.   Measures: 
34" bust, 25/26" high-ish waist, 26.5" ribcage, 56" long from
shoulder to hem.  Another way of dating this gown is for the
length… which is fairly short, which was the "new"
just-above-ankle length from the mid-teens.  If you are 5'2" to
5'4" it will be close to the floor as you see.  If you are
taller, it would be worn at the more era correct length. I am at a
bit of a loss confirming that the fabric is silk as it's just in too
good a condition, so it's possible this is a very early "artificial
silk" later named rayon.  It's a fabulous material, soft as
silk, but strong as rayon!!

$
1,895.
SOLD on
LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE
        6(check
        measurements above)

SOLD
            

#9935 – c. 1908 Black Lace Overdress Gown! 
I'm dating this just by the Princess shape
simplicity of 1908.  If you think I'm off by a few years, let
me know. But I'm close, I'm sure.  Absolutely "killer" black
lace overdress of extraordinary beauty.  All you would need is
a colored or nude underdress (easy for a seamstress to make). 
Think of the possibilities!  A red/burgundy underdress would
give the Titanic look.  A nude would take their breath away! 
White for an unbelievable Black & White gala ballgown. Bleu clair
would be darling… and any other color that suits your mood. 
The long sleeves are horizontally striped lace, and the rest of the
dress has an almost art nouveau look.  NOTE:  the square
neckline shape is pinned at the lower straps, otherwise it was much
too wide for her shoulders/bust… so you can indeed wear like this
or if you are wider-shouldered it would be a bit more rounded
neckline.  The dress is also shown worn long, but it WILL train
in the back as it's longer.  Measures:  36/37" bust, up to
28" waist, up to 34" hips (best – but if you are larger, let me check
first to see if it will fit. It has some give, but you don't want to
stress it too much), 60" long from shoulder to hem in front, 77"
long in back. Snaps in back are VERY strong, so just unsnap with
care and strong nails! 🙂  The dress is in Very Good
condition…. there are a few lace breaks and small netting holes
here and there, but nothing dramatic (see photos).  Many are
fixable with a few stitches.  The netting holes can be patched
if you care, or just let be.

$
1,285.  SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4-8 (check hips)(check
            measurements above)

SOLD on LAYAWAY

#6061
– c. 1915-1920 LORD & TAYLOR French Blue
Silk Velvet and Floral and Gold Lame Deco Evening Cape! je
don't really have to say much about this, do I?  Come on… I
mean, if you don't understand how great this piece is, then you
probably shouldn't call yourself a deco lover! 🙂  I mean…
just look at it! Even more special in person because the printed
deco gold lame gets a bit washed out in the photos…. because when
the light hits it, it just shimmers with gold highlights!! The gold
lame deco design and embroidery is a persimmon coral, french blue,
off-white and soft black. Then the french blue silk velvet similarly
shimmers (as only antique velvet can!)from french blue to a silvery
hue. Awesome!  In addition, you will see in the photos the
heavy silk and gold metallic floss embroidery at the transition from
velvet to lame.  Wide floppy collar.  Closes with simple
hook/eye.  Fully lined in ecru silk crepe lining which is all
over lightly water-stained, but still all there… and you won't
ever see this when wearing!  Excellent condition exterior with
just a bit of fading on one side only seen under the harshest of
lights.  If you check out the cape under normal lighting
conditions, you'll think I'm crazy… and you will find NOTHING
wrong with it!   Measures:  51" long from shoulder to
hem.

$ 1,685.

SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE Small/Medium(check
measurements above)

SOLDClick
            on image for additional photos!
            

#4539 – c. 1921 MADELINE &
MADELINE, Paris Bottle Green Silk Velvet Embroidered and
Beaded 2-piece Dinner Dress! Sold at Bergdorf & Goodman, Co.
OK.. pay attention now…  you may not
know this label, but you should! A very important Parisian label,
they opened their couture house in 1919, but unfortunately they were
one of the first casualties of the Depression so Madeline & Madeline
garments are very hard to find!  The rest of the label reads: 
Modele Depose  and Marque Déposée  (I suppose you want me to
tell you what that means, but I'm one of those stupid Americans who
can only speak American! 🙂    However thanks to my Canadian
web-friend, who translated for me:  Marque Déposée means that
the trade mark, in this case Madeleine & Madeleine, is registered
and protected under law and Modèle Déposé means that the actual
style is registered and protected.  THANKS
Mark!  The Bergdorf label is one of the oldest I've seen!  Very dark bottle green
silk velvet (chinchilla soft velvet!) dress with nude net bodice (see last photos – too small
for my mannequin so it's a bit funny looking) with great draping at
skirt side embroidered with ivory silk floss and tube shaped seed
pearls in floral and leaf design.  The same embroidery on the
batwing overblouse with wide floss and beaded waistband. 
Simply elegant!  Excellent condition with just some beads
missing which hardly affects the design from afar and three small
velvet crushes at front skirt (just need steaming out). Measures: 
32" bust (underdress), 26" waist, up to 36" hips.
Also Listed in the
Museum Section.

$ 3,850. 

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2/4(check
measurements above)

SOLD

#4056 –
c. 1905 E. CHARLES, New York Ivory
Floral Silk Brocade Lace and Velvet Evening Coat in the Style of the
House of Worth!  Ah… if
only I could prove my theory that this is indeed a Worth, with the
importer's New York label.  I have seen a very similar piece
WITH the Worth label intact. And certainly the details, inner pink
mauve chiffon ruffle and beauty of the floral silk brocade material
all seems to scream Worth… to me.  You will have to decide
what you think as there is no way to do anything but to sell it
priced "as is" with just the E. Charles, New York label. Or
bullion embroidered applique trim on dark olive velvet high collar and yoke and sleeve
trim. Heavy dark ecru lace sleeves and yoke trim.  The pink
mauve chiffon lines the lace sleeves and peaks out in pleated form
at the cuffs.  Olive chiffon edges the pink mauve chiffon
around cuffs and inside back of neck.  Condition:  The
exterior brocade is great! As is the lace sleeves as is the cotton
olive velvet. The gold lace is tarnished, but all there. Alors,
the exterior is quite wonderful. It's the interior with problems.
The satin lining has quite a few slits  but is all still there.
The pink mauve chiffon and lining is torn inside the sleeves and
chiffon has a few tears at cuffs.  The chiffon is also worn at
inside back neck (hidden with collar worn up as shown). Measures: 
46" long from shoulder to hem. Excellent condition with slight dirt
marks on exterior. So… it's a beautiful display piece, and with
a relining, you may want to wear it out to your most special event.

$ 2,450.
SOLD

Approx. – SIZE Small/Medium(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

#6535 – c. 1926 Black and White Silk Print Day Dress! 
I usually stick with evening or fancy
dresses and gowns, but every once in a while a fabulous day dress
comes along in near Mint condition.  So what's a girl to do? 
Leave it there? No way!! Especially not when the dress is as "yummy"
as this sweet thing.  Great black and white "daisy" silk print
trimmed in solid black silk at tiered skirt, bow tie at neckline,
stripes down front, back tie and bow at front dropped waist which
has a terrific silver embossed faux buckle.  I can't find
anything wrong with this dress… either in design or condition! 
It's like new… Ok… except for one slight pull at back sleeve
seam. Snap cuffs. Measures: 38-40" bust, up to 43" hips, 44" long
from shoulder to hem, 14.5" across back between armseams.  No
closures – just goes on over the head.  Meant to be worn loose. 
A rare beauty!

$
685. 

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6/8, perhaps small back 10 (check
            measurements above)

SOLD
            #4597
            – c. 1912 Incredible Bright Lavender Chiffon and Silk
            Satin Edwardian Gown with Crystal Beading and Beaded
            Fringe! Regal enough for a royal princess!
            And if you are anything like me.. that means YOU! I'm
            sure I was royalty during at least one of my
            previous lives! 🙂 And I would certainly have ordered
            this gown.. perhaps one in every color! Wonderful
            brilliant lavender silk satin with an overlay of
            matching lavender chiffon covered with clear crystal
            beading in shapes of spires and dripping with crystal
            beaded fringe! She looks like a snowflake! (or is it
            just me!) And why do I end every sentence with a
            exclamation point?! The bodice is cotton lace. Cette
            is a gown for your collection, display or for those
            of you blessed with Audrey Hepburn's ultra thin
            frame. She was a tiny girl… so tiny that she even
            "enhanced" her bust with a bit of extra
            material inside!! The first "bra stuffer"!
            🙂 Measures: 32" bust, 25" empire waist,
            36" hips, 58" long from shoulder to hem in
            front, 62" long in back. Heavily weighted
            hemline. Basically in Excellent condition. A few
            hooks need stitching, satin lining is just beginning
            to go, there are rhinestones missing from the
            ornaments around neckline on lace (I can probably fix
            that for you), one tiny hole in chiffon skirt, and
            the weighted hem needs a quick stitching.. but you
            will find fewer better in beauty, condition,
            ornamentation.. and last but by no means least.. in
            such a remarkable color! Note.. the necklace doesn't
            come with the gown… but the huge velvet orchid
            corsage flower at front was on the gown when I
            purchased it.. so it's yours. C'est génial!

$ 3,450. 

SOLD

Approx. –
            SIZE 0/2(check
            measurements above)

SOLD

            

            # 11054 – c. 1910 Edwardian Lawn Gown
of White Linen, Soutache and Irish Crochet! 
Evoking a summer evening playing croquet, or walking along the
seashore on a wooden boardwalk.   Ah, these Edwardian lawn
dresses are wonderful.  This one is a good weight linen trimmed
in heavy braided soutache and trimmed in the coveted Irish crochet
lace at yoke, neck and cuffs.  Crocheted buttons for
decoration.  Box pleats in lower skirt.  The neck isn't
closed at the back because my dressform is a hunchback!  Yes, I
keep telling her to "stand up straight", but she just never listens
to me!!  Excellent condition with just minor issues…. a
couple spots and leg breaks on the lace neck (see photos), a few
hooks need eyes (with one tiny tear where the eye would have been),
and the crochet buttons have darkened a bit with age.  All
issues are very minor.  This linen wears like iron, so this
should have a good long life left!   Measures: 35/36"
bust, up to 29" slightly empire waist, up to 44" hip, 55" long from
shoulder to hem.  $ 645.  
        

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4/6(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11289 –
        
            
c. 1860 Copper
Brown Silk Taffeta "Best Dress"!

 This is a pretty "plain jane" dress from the era, but
the fact that it's silk, I gotta assume this dress was some not very
wealthy woman's "Sunday Best".  The dark brown "ruffle" at the
hemline makes me think there might have been a brown belt, but who
knows.  The buttons may not be original to the gown… they
seem a bit out of place, but again… I'm just guessing. Toi
can see the oilcloth inside the skirt.  Flat front with full
cartridge pleated skirt back.  Very good condition except that
one underarm has a slight weak fabric with one small tear (see
photos) and ever so minor spotting on one shoulder (barely worn
mentioning).  Measures: up to 29" bust, up to 22" waist, 42"
long in front, 45" long in back.  Priced to sell!!!

$ 295. 
          

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 000(check
measurements above)

SOLD

# 0523 – c. 1906 Ecru Lacy
Silk Crepe Trained Gown! 
OK girls… I'm putting up some of my gorgeous gowns that aren't in
perfect condition.  I really hate to sell anything that isn't
perfect, but so many of you have asked for more affordable, yet
still fantastic pieces… so…. here we go!  Think fast! 
For these prices, and the fact that beauties like this are getting
much harder to find in ANY condition.  This is an ecru silk
gown with tons of heavy lace trim and lace inserts and 3" wide Irish
Crochet lace insets down the skirt at front, sides and back. Là
are light spots here and there all over, but they are light. le
underarms are surprisingly clean! There are a few minor lace breaks
and two pinhead size holes in lower back skirt. The inner bodice
lining is (thank god) cotton (yeah!) so it's in great condition,
however the inner lining of the sleeves is silk and therefore torn
up… but it's just the lining.  From a short distance, it
looks quite good, but it's really just the light spots all over that
make this problematic for perfectionists like me.   Oh,
and the size.  It's a 22" waist!!!  Tiny!! So I
photographed it on mannequin of 35" bust, 25" waist so you can see
how much you might have to increase the size for a normal sized
woman to wear.  FINAL SALE ITEM!

$ 645.

 SOLD

Approx. – SIZE: 000(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            

            # 5935 – c. 1920s Black
Sheer Georgette Chiffon Covered Overdress with Black Beads with 3-Diamensional
Bugle Bead "Flowers"!  

            Art Deco at its best! 
Very popular during the 1920s were these open sided tunic dresses
meant to be worn over a simple tubular slip.  Changing up the
color of the slip with dramatically change the look of the dress. 
Wear black slip under, and the dress will just show off its shape
and sparkle under lights.  Wear a nude slip under, and you'll
see all the details as you see here.  Wear red slip under, and
you have that "Titanic Rose's Gown" look, etc., etc.  The
special aspects of this piece are the handkerchief open sleeves, the
open "keyhole" cut outs at the shoulders, and the incredible
3-dimensional black bugle beaded flowers scattered about. Dur
to show in the photos, and more impressive in person! le
sides close at the hip with one tiny rhinestone "flower" snap.
Measures: up to 50" bust/waist/hips (!), 49" long from shoulder to
hem. Excellent condition.  I only found one teeny tiny little
pull at the upper front (or back as you can wear this frontward or
backward – as it's the same either way)… see last photo to see. 
A perfect 20s dress for those of just about any size.  Looks
great on the size 6 mannequin, and yet will fit up to a size 14/16
or so! Great piece for you yo-yo dieters… it will ALWAYS fit! 🙂
A lovely piece.

$ 1,385.

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4 – 16 (nearly one size fits all)(check
measurements above)

SOLD
            
            
            # 11777 –
        
            
        c. 1920's Ruby Red Silk
Chiffon and Red Beaded
Flapper Dress! 

This dress needs to go to a
good home who will baby it,
and give her a facelift! 
The exterior dress and
underslip skirt is quite
good condition (though there
are tiny holes at the
shoulder and a few here and
there that will hardly seen
once the under dress is
fixed.  What has
happened is that the sheer
"straps" that were holding
up the inner red silk are
gone.  That material
shattered.  But the red
silk lining is in great
condition, so it just needs
to be held up.  Anyone
who can sew (even a bit)
could fix it.  
Once the lining is fixed,
the dress becomes more of a
blouson shape. le
original attached belt is
still there of a matching
ruby velvet ribbon and gold
lame.  Ribbon bow at
one side.  The dress is
covered with tiny red beads
and larger red beads. 
They are mostly all there,
but some are missing, and
some fall off. le
dress is sleeveless and has
a slight Grecian feel with
the open bust at front and
large armholes  The
skirt are beaded panels over
the plain silk lining 
It's a FABULOUS RUBY COLOR,
but I can't seem to get my
camera to color correct for
this red.  Trust
me…the color is awesome. 
Measures:  up to 40'
bust, but these are meant to
be worn large, so best for
mannequin size of 35/36"
bust.  

FINAL SALE
ITEM.

$ 245.
          

SOLD

Approx. – SIZE

6

(check
measurements above)

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