antique Lot 217

Antique and Vintage Fashion and Textiles

27th February 2017

Our February 27th auction is filled with cosy Chanel tweeds and luxury vintage furs to keep out the winter chill as well as fresh citrus-toned harbingers of Spring (see Hartnell floral taffeta, lot 259, and Maggy Rouff primrose chiffon, lot 218).

We have a good selection of British Greats – Ossie Clark, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and Biba. Haute couture includes pieces by Hartnell, Rouff and Chanel. 

One lady, after decades of collecting has decided to part with her large collection of vintage vanity purses and bags from the 18th century to the 1960s (lots 219 to 234).

Another collector with a passion for ‘her Manolo’s’ has given us us the first part of her collection which dates from the 1980s and includes both wearable as well as ‘displayable’ pairs (lots 152 to 157).

For the men out there we have the witty and stylish collection of the late Robert Patterson which ranges from tweedy bespoke country suits, via slick designer wear for the city to Jean Paul Gaultier kilt and corset (lots 319 to 326).

The latter part of the sale is devoted to the important lace collection of the late Enid Purvis (lots 380 to 467). It was her life’s work and she held numerous lace exhibitions and talks in aid of charity. It includes fine figurative panels of Brussels lace c.1700 and Gros Point de Venise worked with a hunt scene – remarkably beautiful and rare pieces. All periods and methods are represented. Many retain her meticulously hand-written tags which demonstrate Enid’s scholarly approach to her collection and her passion for the subject.

Auction: Monday February 27th
10am: Session 1, lots 1 to 250
2pm: Session 2, lots 251 to end of sale

Venue: 249-253 Long Lane, London, SE1 4PR

Viewing:
Friday February 24th, 9 to 5pm
Sunday February 26th, 12 to 4pm

Purchasers will be charged a buyer’s premium which for lots up to £50,000, is 25% of the hammer price. For lots selling for above £50,000, the buyer’s premium is 20% of the hammer price. The premium is subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Auction: Monday February 27th
10am: Session 1, lots 1 to 250
2pm: Session 2, lots 251 to end of sale

Venue: 249-253 Long Lane, London, SE1 4PR

Viewing:
Friday February 24th, 9 to 5pm
Sunday February 26th, 12 to 4pm

Purchasers will be charged a buyer’s premium which for lots up to £50,000, is 25% of the hammer price. For lots selling for above £50,000, the buyer’s premium is 20% of the hammer price. The premium is subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

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Bidding in person: Just turn up on the day of the sale – if you have already registered you will be handed a numbered paddle, which you show to the auctioneer once you have made a successful purchase. If you are a new bidder we will require you to register with us first.

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We send out invoices the day after the auction and include shipping quotes where necessary.

On receipt of cleared funds, lots can be collected from our saleroom. They are available for collection during our office hours – Monday to Friday 9.30-5pm. We provide shipping quotes via our appointed shippers, Godspeed Couriers. If you would like to contact them prior to the auction with any questions, please email Gary Martin, info@godspeedcouriers.co.uk. They provide competitive worldwide quotations for packing and shipping of purchases and are experienced in handling rare costume and textiles.

Download Catalogue

1

A Chanel couture peacock blue and brown flecked tweed suit, 1974

2

A raw silk house coat, circa 1910

3

A Chanel Boutique pink cotton jacket and chiffon skirt, 2000s

4

A Chanel Boutique pink tweed jacket, Spring-Summer 1990

5

An Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche colour block crepe dress, probably 1984

6

A black velvet and astrakhan double-breasted jacket, probably Paquin, Autumn-Winter, 1935

7

A Chanel cream cotton tweed suit, Spring 2010

8

A Jean Patou couture beaded black velvet cocktail dress, circa 1960

9

THIS LOT IS WITHDRAWN

10

A Biba faux leopardskin ensemble, circa 1973

11

A couture black velvet flapper dress, early 1920s

12

A group of summery designer-wear, modern

13

Dinner/cocktail-wear, 2000s

14

A general group of designer-wear, modern

15

Designer evening wear, modern

16

A Bottega Veneta gold viscose jersey evening gown

17

An Ossie Clark for Radley black moss crepe 'Judy' dress, circa 1970

18

An Ossie Clark for Radley brown moss crêpe trouser suit, early 1970s

19

An Ossie Clark/Celia Birtwell for Radley printed moss crêpe dress, mid 1970s

20

A Biba tapestry weave jersey grey coat and hat, circa 1973-75

21

An Ossie Clark for Radley pink moss crepe dress, 1970s

22

A Molyneux couture black crepe evening jacket, late 1930s-early 1940s

23

Two printed chiffon garden party dresses, mid 1930s

24

A group of day and evening wear, 1930s-40s

25

Two black beaded flapper dresses, late 1920s

26

An Ossie Clark for Radley brown damask satin dress, early 1970s

27

Six Hermès printed silk scarves, 1970s-modern

28

A group of Gianni Versace daywear, mostly 1980s

29

A group of Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche suits and jackets, mainly 1980s

30

A group of Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche cocktail suits and separates, 1980s

31

A Thierry Mugler red velvet suit, early 1990s

32

A Thierry Mugler blue wool and satin suit, early 1990s