Vintage Chinese blouse is made of emerald green silk with bold polychromatic hand-embroidery that depicts dragons and birds. Frog closures at center front neck run diagonally down to right side. Unlined.
Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
Vintage dress dates to the 1940's and is made of blue rayon with a painterly floral print in shades of mauve, green, and white. Fitted bodice has short sleeves, a round neckline with a turned down collar that is tacked together at center front and keyhole openings in the front and back. Front neckline has gathered detailing on either side of keyhole opening. A-line skirt. Lightly padded shoulders. Side metal zipper closure and looped button closure at center back neckline. Unlined.
Condition: Excellent with the rayon having no fading and is evenly colored. We see no visible flaws.
Vintage dress dates to the 1940's and is made of teal rayon with a novelty figural print featuring urns with soldiers and Roman columns in turquoise, pink, white and black. Fitted bodice has v-neck with a shawl collar, center front looped button closures with teal plastic buttons with rhinestone detailing. Below knee-length skirt has three tiers. Center back metal zipper. Unlined. Rare larger size.
Condition: Very good with one of the rhinestones missing on the top button and the belt no longer being present. Additionally there are a few small yellowish spots on the white areas. The dress has been cleaned, but I did not spot clean for fear of removing the color around the spots.
Bust: 48" Waist: 38" |Hip: 44" Across Shoulder: 18" Sleeve Length: 5" Center Back Length: 42"
Vintage dress from Kay Collier dates to the 1940's and is made of jet black rayon with a figural print done in autumnal shades of rust, yellow, taupe and white. Bodice has a wide turn-down collar, 3/4-length sleeves with upturned cuffs, and a ruched waistband. Skirt is slightly a-line. Center back covered button closures. Unlined.
Condition: Very good with no fading to the rayon that I can see. There is an area at the center back just below the button closure where interfacing and darning has stabelized the fabric. Difficult to notice due to the active print.
Bust: 36" Waist: 26" Hip: 36" Across Shoulder: 15 1/2" Sleeve Length: 19" Center Back Length: 44"
Vintage compact from Volupte dates to the 1940's and is made in gold-toned metal with a silver-toned rhinestone ring. Compact opens to reveal a mirror and a powder puff with face powder. It measures 4.5" x 2" inches.
Vintage handbag is made of gold-toned filigree metal and likely dates to the middle of the 20th century. It has an Egyptian motif and is set with turquoise and coral. Strap is not likely original to the bag.
Vintage dress dates to the 1940's and is made of a synthetic sheer organza. Fitted bodice has gathered center front at bust and puff sleeves that are tapered at cuffs. Full skirt. Bodice is lined. Skirt is not. Side metal zipper with waist tie that is attached at the side seams.
Condition: Very good with some stress to the darts at the back neckline as well as some holes at both sleeves' cuffs. I would recommend having the sleeves shortened by 1/2" to fix this. Because of the repairs that are needed, this is reflected in the price.
Vintage gown dates to the 1940's and is made of black crepe. The fitted bodice has a v-neck, 3/4-length sleeves, pintucks at the shoulders, and waist darts. The full skirt is floor-length and has a peplum. Unlined. Side metal zipper.
Condition: Very good with some snags on the peplum and a tear at one of the pintucks at bodice's shoulder. Additionally there is some extremely faint fading on the skirt.
1940's floor-length dress with dramatic ruffled back and calico/geometric print. The entirety of the back skirt is covered with tiers of ruffles. Ruffled boat neckline. Fitted bodice. Short sleeves are gathered at cuff. A-line skirt with long ruffle at hem. Side metal zipper. Unlined.
Condition: Very Good. A few spots on the ruffles- one that is on the neckline and one that is on the back ruffles; they are easily concealed by being made into a tuck as there is so much volume in those areas. Small mend in the underarm just above the zipper. Small tear at shoulder seam concealed by ruffle- easily repaired. Small tear at side seam at bust. Crude repair at right underarm.
Fabulous jacket from Fred A. Block dates to the 1940's and is made of brown wool gabardine with cream, tan, blue, and brown hand embroidery in a geometric pattern. Stand collar. No closures. Fully lined. Shoulder pads.
Elegant gown from Jacques Griffe dates to the late 1940's. It features a ruched bodice that radiates diagonally from the hip. Shoulder swag is attached at the right shoulder, drapes across the front bust, and falls over the left back shoulder. Diagonal metal back zipper follows the lines of the gathers. Lined in the bust only.
This long and lovely silk jacquard robe/ house coat from Dynasty Hong Kong has a flower motif in palette of muted blues and pinks on a silvery gray ground. Turn down collar, center front, and cuffs are stitched with trapunto detailing at the edges. Long sleeves with wide turned cuffs. Deep flap pockets. Elaborate frog closures down the center front. Fully lined.