antique Auction

Antique and Vintage Fashion and Textiles

14th October 2019

Our October auction features a whopping 500 lots, dating from the 17th century to the present day. Whatever your interest, hopefully there is something for you!

 

A real curiosity - lots 386 to 388 feature an unusual group of militarily-accurate ‘Soldier Boy’ uniforms, a court livery and dinner suit, all complete with accessories. Made mainly in the late 19th century by an elite children’s tailor for a very privileged child, they have remained in the Hargreaves family, who provided four generations of Grenadier Guard officers. Presumably this little chap went on to follow in the family tradition...

 

For bigger boys, we have an outrageously colourful collection of Lily Pulitzer menswear- featuring sports jackets, trousers and shirts in flamboyant novelty prints. Examples from her ‘Men’s Stuff’ label are rare, due to the fact that it only lasted a couple of years during the late 1960s-early 70s.

 

For the contemporary fashionistas, we have a fabulous private collection of Chanel Boutique, including runway examples as recent as 2016, as well as the wardrobe of a Royal Princess, which features designer labels including Prada, Loewe, Dolce & Gabanna, Louis Vuitton, Erdem and Christopher Kane. We also have a stunning evening gown by Andrew Gn, Pre-Fall 19, estimated at £200-300, still with its original retail tags attached and currently retailing at Matches fashion for £5,143. This just proves that when it comes to value, why buy new when you can buy from Kerry Taylor Auctions?

 

Textiles include a unique 'Feed the World' Live Aid quilt, by Anne Watts, June 1985-1987 (lot 398). It incorporates Live Aid related motifs, Bob Geldof's signature and the signatures of the air crew who flew aid to Africa and India. It took 18 months to complete and was raffled to raise money for the Live Aid cause in 1987. The Live Aid concert which took place July 13th 1985 eventually raised around £130 million for famine relief.

 

A private collection of Islamic textiles includes a rare Ottoman early 17th century embroidered quilt facing, lot 438, estimate £6,000-10,000. Lots 492-498 are rarely seen Military Chinese rank badges and lot 500 is a Chinese summer gauze dragon robe, circa 1900 - the final lot in the sale, estimated at £1,000-1,500.

Auction Info

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 October 14th

Morning session begins at 10am, afternoon session begins 2pm (lots 251 onwards)

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

Viewing:
Friday October 11th, 9-5pm
Sunday October 13th, 11-4pm

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 GDPR.

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 online bidding platform and complete their registration process for us to approve. Please note there is an additional 3% buyer’s premium for online bidding via Invaluable.

Payment is due immediately, in pounds sterling. We do not accept other currencies. We accept payment by debit or credit cards (there is a maximum of £1000 for payments on credit cards), cash (up to £8000 only), 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

1

An Ossie Clark/Celia Birtwell printed rayon wrap dress, 1969

2

A group of funky designer clothing, late 1960s-early 1970s

3

Three Ossie Clark printed chiffon shirts, circa 1970

4

Two Ossie Clark printed chiffon blouses, circa 1970

5

A Creeds brown/black mink coat, probably 1960s

6

An Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche blue velvet ensemble, 1990s

7

A group of Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche smart-casual clothing, mainly 1990s

8

An Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche satin pinstripe wool suit, late 1970s

9

An Ossie Clark for Radley red moss crêpe tunic dress, 1970s

10

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland embellished brown chiffon evening ensemble, Autumn-Winter 1998-99

11

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland gold and black evening ensemble, Autumn-Winter 2005-06

12

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland rose-pink velvet coat, 2000s

13

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland tri-colour silk crêpe hooded gown, Autumn-Winter 1999-2000

14

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland steel-grey silk crêpe gown, late 1990s-early 2000s

15

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland brick-red wool dress, Autumn-Winter 2004-05

16

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland fluorescent pink wool suit, Autumn-Winter 2003-04

17

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland black cockerel feather jacket and silk trousers, Autumn-Winter 2000-01

18

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland forest-green wool-crêpe ensemble, Autumn-Winter 2005-06

19

Two Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland evening gowns, 2000s

20

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland bone leather top with integral gloves and sequinned skirt, Autumn-Winter 1999-2000

21

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland patterned hide and chiffon ensemble, Spring-Summer 1999-2000

22

Five Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland dresses in mainly shades of beige, cream and orange, 1990s-2000s

23

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland green chenille and chicken feather cropped jacket, Autumn-Winter 1996-97

24

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland printed snakeskin smock dress/coat, Autumn-Winter 2002-03

25

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland gold moiré ziberline sculptural gown, Spring-Summer 1999

26

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland quilted silk jacket with faux fruit and miniature bird's nest, Autumn-Winter 1995-96

27

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland black satin evening gown, Autumn-Winter 1995-96

28

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland grey cashmere dress, Autumn-Winter 2005-06

29

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland black satin ballgown, Autumn-Winter 2000-01

30

A Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland gold brocatelle tabard, Autumn-Winter 2006-07

30A

A Jean Louis Scherrer couture embroidered ensemble, Autumn-Winter, 1990-91

31

Six Paco Rabanne fluorescent leather belts, 1960s