antique Lot 466

Antique and Vintage Fashion and Textiles

19th February 2018

Welcome to our first sale of 2018, which is a bumper one with over 500 lots of antique costume, vintage fashion, accessories, textiles and lace. We have missed you!

The sale includes highly wearable and luxury brands including Hermès, Chanel, McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Louboutin and others. 

Following on the great success of the last auction, we are also pleased to include Part II of the fabulously glamorous and superbly tailored Jean-Louis Scherrer archive (lots 104-139).

We have a strong vintage section with the 1920s-50s well represented. Our antique dress dates from the 18th century, including a beautiful French blue and white striped open-robe, a silk stomacher and others.

The sale also includes two interesting and wide-ranging collections - from the late Anne Greaves and Stephen Furniss.

The Anne Greaves collection (Lots 153 to 215, plus 449 to 452) was triggered by her inheritance of two 1920s dresses from her great Aunt. It dates from the 1880s to the 1980s and includes a fascinating celebrity section. She regularly visited New York in the late 70s-early 80s and attended Light House Charity 'Posh Sales' at 111 East 59th St, in aid of the blind and visually impaired. Celebrities including Joan Crawford, Anthony Quinn, Jackie Onassis Lauren Bacall (who was the same size of her) and others regularly made donations, and where possible the original receipts have been matched up with the garments. 

Lots 252 to 307 are from the collection of Stephen Furniss, who established Bonhams Costume department when he worked there 1970-80.  He went on to supply period costumes for television productions, including 'Brideshead Revisited', dressing actors such as Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews. In the past many of the pieces were been exhibited at the Imperial War Museum.

The latter part of the sale is devoted to antique oriental, Islamic and European textiles and lace.

Whatever your interest – thigh high Victorian fetish boots to exquisite examples of embroidery – we have it all!

Monday February 19th at 10am
Session 1. 10am, lots 1-300
Session 2. 2.30pm, lots 301 to end of the sale

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

Viewing:  Friday 16th February, 9-5pm and Sunday 18th February, 10-4pm

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.

Monday February 19th at 10am
Session 1. 10am, lots 1-300
Session 2. 2.30pm, lots 301 to end of the sale

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

Viewing:  Friday 16th February, 9-5pm and Sunday 18th February, 10-4pm

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.

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 Invaluable. 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 cards, credit cards (PLEASE NOTE: There is a limit of £1000 for credit card payments), cash (up to £8000 only), sterling cheque or bank transfer (fees apply to sending bank wires depending on the country of origin).

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 Chanel pale blue wool jacket, 1997

2

A Chanel cream cotton jacket, 2007

3

Three pairs of Chanel pumps, modern

4

Three pairs of Chanel shoes, modern

5

Three pairs of summery Chanel shoes, modern

6

A Chanel red jacket, 1990s

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Three Chanel cream silk bodices, 1990s

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Three pairs of Chanel pumps, modern

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Three pairs of Chanel evening shoes, modern

10

A Chanel pale pink silk and wool jacket, 2007

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A Chanel cream and black wool dress, 2005

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A Chanel cotton and silk tweed dress, modern

13

A Chanel wool suit, 2000

14

A Chanel cream wool dress and matching jacket, 1990s

15

Valentino evening dresses, 1990s

16

An Hermès pale grey quilted jacket, modern

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Three pairs of summery Chanel shoes, modern

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Three pairs of Chanel shoes, modern

19

Three pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes

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Three pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes

21

Designer footwear

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Four pairs of Chanel shoes, modern

23

Four pairs of Chanel leather shoes, probably 1990s

24

Four pairs of black Chanel shoes, 1990s-modern

25

Three Chanel leather belts, 1980s

26

An Hermès 'Brides de Gala' printed silk jacket, 1990s

27

Four Hermès printed silk scarves, 1980s-90s

28

A Dior orange fox fur coat, probably 1980s

29

An Ossie Clark for Radley yellow moss crêpe dress, circa 1970

30

A Chanel golden tweed jacket, modern

31

A Chanel ivory cream oversized blazer, 1990s

32

A Vivienne Westwood caraco inspired striped silk-cotton jacket, circa 1996