Black cotton long dress is likely from Palestine. Brightly colored hand-embroidery in blue, green, yellow, and various shades and tones of red covers the chest, hem, and sleeves. Angled sleeve is trimmed with red cotton and hangs down the side of the dress almost to the hem. Keyhole neckline with tie. A-line silhouette. Blue velvet trim at hem.
Condition: Very good- some small repairs throughout
Antique tea dress dates to the Edwardian Era from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Teens. It is made of white cotton with hand-embroidery and openwork throughout the bodice, at waistband, cuffs, and hem. Fitted bodice has pintucked detailing, ruffle collar, and 3/4-length sleeves. Center back button closure. Unlined.
Condition: Very good with a missing button and a faint stain on the front skirt. This dress could likely benefit from a soaking in Biz or Oxyclean
Vintage dress dates to the Edwardian Era from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Teens. It is made of white linen with panels of crocheted lace. Round neck with lace trim. Short sleeves. Center back button closure. Unlined.
Condition: Very good to excellent with light rust stains where the hooks and eyes are. This is concealed when garment is on the body. Additionally there are a few breaks in the lace at the side neckline.
Vintage oversized piano shawl dates to the 1920's during the Art Deco era. Black silk ground is densely hand-embroidered with images of butterflies and flowers of various sizes. Fringed trim has wide band of macrame at the point where it meets the shawl.
Condition: Excellent. Fading in embroidery in upper corner.
Vintage coat dates to the 1920's and is made of ivory silk dupioni for export from China. It features dense hand embroidery in what is likely black silk thread that depicts rural life complete with animals and human figures. Double looped button closure at center front. Fully lined with ivory silk.
Condition: Excellent with minor light staining throughout that does not detract from a piece of this age. Please email for additional photos.
Vintage kimono robe dates to the 1920's and is made of black silk that features polychromatic padded hand-embroidery with a floral motif. Fully lined. Waist ties are attached at approximately the side hips.
Condition: Good. Very small hole on front of the robe.
Measurements- Bust: 50" Waist: 46" Hip: 50" Center Back Neck to Cuff: 27" Center Back Length: 52"
Vintage dress dates to the 1920's and is made of pink velvet. It features flowers that are made of ribbon that are appliqued at the left shoulder extending diagonally down to the right hem. Sleeveless. Drop waist with heavy shearing at hips. Side snap closure. Lined in bodice. Unlined in skirt.
Condition: Very Good with shattering of the silk flowers in some places, but they are mostly intact. Additionally, there are some faint spots in the velvet, two of which are at the underarm and the center back bodice (see photo).
Vintage shawl dates to the 1920's and is made of a polychromatic blend of bright rayon. Abstract floral motif contains birds in the design, and although the design is not symmetrical, there is a balance of color and weight that exists within the overall piece. Long dark pink fringe trims the edges starting just below the bust. No closures. Shawls of this quality and condition rarely come up for sale.
Center Back Length: 57" (including fringe) Fringe Length: 20"
Vintage Chinese piano shawl jacket dates to the 1920's and is made of black silk. A colorful pastel satin-stitched hand-embroidered floral design completely covers the fabric. This exquisitely made jacket has a boxy style, an embroidered lapel and collar, silk button front closures and is fully lined with a synthetic fabric (likely relined at some point).
Bust: 40" Waist: 38" Hips: 40" Across Shoulders: 16" Sleeve Length: 19 1/2" Center Back Length: 23 3/4"
Vintage gown and bolero from I. Magnin date to the 1930's and are made of a blue fabric with gold lame weave and multicolor floral print. Gown has front and back v neck. Both pieces are shaped by darts. Bodice of gown is lined, skirt is unlined. Gown has side snap closures. Bolero is lined and has no closures.
Condition: Very Good with some fading in the fabric in various places that is difficult to read because of the active print. Additionally there is some stress to the seams that could easily be reinforced.
Bust: 40" Waist: 32" Hips: 41" Shoulder seam to front hem: 59 1/2" Shoulder seam to back hem: 63"
Bust: 40" Waist: 38" Across shoulder: 15" Sleeve length: 13" Center back length: 16 1/2"
Vintage 1930's jacket is of Chinese origin and is made of black silk and features hand embroidery that depicts flowers, birds, and butterflies in a cool color palette. Five center front frog closures. Vents at center back and both side seams. Light blue silk lining.
Condition: Very Good with light wear to piping and frogs throughout. In some places the lining is hanging below the hem. There is some light marring to the silk fabric throughout. Batting at hems is no longer completely flat and uniform. This can easily be remedied by removing the batting.
Bust: 34" Waist: 35" Hips: 38" Across Shoulders: approximately 14" Sleeve Length approximately 17" Center Back Length: 26"
Museum-quality 1930's Eastern European blouse has bold, floral and grape vine hand-embroidery down the sleeves and on the front of the blouse. Made of a cream-colored cotton gauze. Filet lace inserts run vertically down sleeves. Wide strip of muslin added to the hem, presumably at the time the blouse was made or shortly thereafter. Unlined. No closures.
No size label but would be best suited for a Small/Extra Small.
Bust: 32-34" Waist: 34" Across Shoulders (approximate): 15" Sleeve Length (approximate): 20" Center Back Length: 21 1/2"
Museum-quality 1930's Eastern European blouse has bold, floral hand-embroidery down the sleeves and on the front of the blouse. Made of a cream-colored cotton gauze. Wide band of muslin was added to hem around the time it was made or soon after. Unlined. No closures.
No size label but would be best suited for a Small/Extra Small.
Bust: 32-34" Waist: 34" Across Shoulders (approximate): 17" Sleeve Length (approximate): 20" Center Back Length: 19 1/2"
Vintage dress likely dates to the 1930's and is made of black silk with orange accents. Beautiful and dramatic Chinese-inspired embroidery is worked in ombre thread and adorns the front and back. Unlined. Center front frog closures at neckline. Other than that, there are no closures.
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 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 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"