antique Lot 446

Antique and Vintage Fashion and Textiles

25th September 2017

Our 25th September auction is a blockbuster of a sale, with over 500 lots of vintage fashion, antique costume and textiles to suit every taste and spark every curiosity. We have delved into the wardrobes of some of the most stylish women in the country-ranging from a titled Lady with a penchant for Oscar de la Renta and bling, to the wife of a Rock n Roll promoter who draped herself exclusively in Bill Gibb at some of the coolest parties of 1970s London. The later portion of this sale is a treasure trove of 18th century brocades, charming examples of Regency, Victorian and Edwardian costume, antique textiles from around the world, and also features the final chapter of the Enid Purvis lace collection.

The large section of 20th century fashion featured in this sale spans all decades and designers, including pretty 1920s gowns, 1930s and 40s dinner dresses, mid-century designs by Courreges, Balenciaga and Dior, dresses by the 1970s favourite Ossie Clark, and wearable classics and luxury accessories courtesy of Chanel.

Auction: Monday 25th September
9.30am: Session 1, lots 1 to 300

2pm: Session 2, lots 301 to end of sale


Viewing: Friday September 22nd, 9-5pm, and Sunday September 24th, 10-4pm

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

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 25th September
9.30am: Session 1, lots 1 to 300

2pm: Session 2, lots 301 to end of sale


Viewing: Friday September 22nd, 9-5pm, and Sunday September 24th, 10-4pm

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

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.

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.

If you have never bid with us before we require you to register. This can be done in person during the exhibition or via email in advance of the auction. We require photographic proof of I.D such as a driver’s license or passport and proof of address. Please clearly supply your full name, address, telephone number and email details. We may also request credit card information. This information is held by us in strictest confidence under the Data Protection Act.

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.

Commission bidding: Your written maximum bid is given to the auctioneer to operate on your behalf. We undertake to purchase the lot(s) on your behalf as cheaply as possible taking into account the reserve and other bids received. Bids can be left with us directly – online, by fax or by email. You can also download a bid slip here. You can leave bids via the website but please note if you are a new bidder we will contact you for further ID, and your bids will not be registered until this information is supplied. 

Telephone bidding: There are a limited number of lines so we advise that you request telephone bids well in advance of the auction and not on the day of the sale when it may not be possible to assist. We require a list of your requested lot numbers and primary and back-up phone numbers if possible. Landlines are preferable to mobiles, which are not as reliable. We also recommend you leave a cover bid in-case we cannot reach you for whatever reason.

Live Internet bidding. You are able to bid in real-time during the auction via The Saleroom. Bidders wishing to bid online need to register via the on-line bidding platform and complete their registration process for us to approve.

Payment in due immediately, in pounds sterling. We do not accept other currencies. We accept payment by debit or credit cards (credit cards have varying charges so contact us for more information), cash (up to £8000 only), sterling cheque or bank transfer.

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

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A cut-velvet evening jacket, 1920s

2

A pink lamé evening jacket, early 1930s

3

A printed lamé cocktail dress, the fabric 1930s, made in a 1920s style

4

Six summer day dresses, 1920s

5

Seven printed summer dresses, 1930s

6

A group of pretty lingerie, dresses and accessories, mainly 1920s

7

A group of mainly daywear in autumnal shades, 1930s

8

A large group of colourful blouses and separates, mainly 1930s-40s

9

Ten black and red evening/afternoon dresses, mainly 1930s

10

Ten pairs of mainly brown leather/suede high-heeled shoes, 1920s-40s

11

A group of felt and straw hats, 1920s-40s

12

Eleven day dresses, 1940s

13

A group of afternoon and dinner-wear, 1940s

14

A group of handbags and gloves, mainly 1930s

15

A group of woollen suits and dresses, 1940s

16

A Zandra Rhodes printed chiffon dress, early 1970s

17

An Ossie Clark black moss crêpe 'Cuddly' gown, circa 1970

18

A group of Jean Muir dresses and separates, 1970s

19

A group of Jean Muir autumnal dresses and separates, 1960s-70s

20

An Ossie Clark for Radley pale pink moss crêpe dress, mid 1970s

21

A Christian Lacroix red polka dot cotton mini dress, late 1980s

22

A Givenchy couture black wool and satin faced `le smoking' dinner suit, late 80s-early 90s

23

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

24

A Jean Patou chinoiserie brocaded satin gown, circa 1960

25

An Alexander McQueen pale pink cashmere coat, 'Pantheon as Lecum' collection, Autumn-Winter 2004

26

An Yves Saint Laurent 'Le Smoking' style velvet suit, 2000s

27

A Jean Dessès couture organza ballgown, early 1950s

28

A Chanel tan cotton gabardine 'safari' ensemble, late 1980s

29

A Marc Bohan for Christian Dior beige wool coat, circa 1975

30

A green velvet evening coat, early 1930s

31

A Westwood/McLaren 'Pirate' collection cotton shirt, Autumn-Winter, 1981-82

32

A Norman Hartnell couture beaded silk crêpe evening gown, early 1960s