Vintage cardigan dates to the 1940's and is made of black knit fabric (we are unsure of the fiber content). It features gold soutache and multi-colored sequins arranged in a scrolling pattern that embellish the front bust. Sweetheart neckline. Short sleeves have light volume at the shoulders. Center front metal zip closure. Unlined. Would best be suited for a size Small.
Vintage black crepe gown dates to the 1940's and has fabulous floral ornamentation on bust and sleeves. Ornamentation includes pastel seed beads, larger brass-colored spherical bead highlights, and raised gold outlines. Bodice features v-neck and lightly padded shoulders. Attached waist tie ties at center back. Side metal zipper. Unlined. No size label.
Bust: 38"-40" Waist: 28 1/2"- 30" Hip: 40"-42" Across Shoulders: 15 1/2" Sleeve Length: 11 1/2" Center Back Length: 62" Skirt Length: 45 1/2"
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 dress from Joan Kenley is made out of striped jacquard with a floral and leaf weave. Fitted bodice has a turn down point collar with notch lapel, short sleeves with pleating at the shoulder to give them volume, and bust darts that come down from the shoulder. Full-length skirt has wide a-line shape, patch pockets at hips, and back train. The dress has an interesting construction in which the front of the dress and back skirt is all cut at once with the only seam being at the center back skirt. The back bodice and sleeves are cut separately. Center front zipper closure. Unlined.
Condition: Good with some very light brown spots throughout, the worst of which is on the back of the dress to the right of the center seam and up approximately 18" from the hem.
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.
Rare 1940's jacket from "Danz" in Tuscon, Arizona epitomizes Western Wear of that era. It is made out of extremely soft deerskin with long fringe across the front and back yoke, down the sleeves, and around the hem. Brightly-colored beaded appliques are tacked on the front around the collar and on the pockets. Turn down collar with notch lapel. Snap front. Fully lined.
No size label.
Condition: Good with wear throughout including light staining.
1940's black faille evening handbag from "Guild Originals". Gold-toned filigree hardware frames the outer upper edge of the bag. Highly gathered fabric on front and back sides. Black satin interior with side pockets. Double strap. Zip closure.
Condition: Very good with light wear to the fabric.
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.
Vintage 1940's long dress is made of light blue cotton with allover floral print in red, pink, and green. It features a round neck with gathered eyelet trim that creates a ruffle effect. Fitted bodice has short sleeves that are gathered at the top creating a dramatic look and eyelet trim. Wide skirt has ruffled hem. Side metal zipper with ties at side waist that meet at the center back. Unlined.
Stylish vintage jacket circa 1940's is made of navy wool gabardine. It features iridescent blue beads that adorn the collar and faux pockets in a squiggly pattern. In between the beading is navy embroidery in a satin stitch. Rounded notch lapel has oversized collar. Center front button closure feature bound button holes and covered buttons. Long sleeves with turned up cuffs. Nipped waist. Lined. Unfortunately there is no label on this lovely jacket, but it is a high-quality piece with thoughtful detailing.
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.