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# 11343 - c. 1920's Green/White and Blush Pink/Gray Print REVERSIBLE Kimono Silk Robe!  SO SOFT!!!!  GREAT FLOWING SILK!!  I think this is 1920's.  Hard to confirm, as I usually base my dating on style.  As this is the basic kimono shape, there's not much to help me date it.  There is no sash, this is just worn open at the front.  Now click on the photo at the left to see that you go from this green print silk to a blush print silk!  Measures:  up  to 44" bust, up to 46" hips, 42" long from shoulder to hem.  If you want to wear crossed and closed, you will need to be smaller.  Looks great on me at 35" bust if I find some ribbon to use as a sash.  Excellent condition, near mint.  NEW LISTING!   Under $150 so Final Sale Item.

$ 145.  ORDER 

 

Approx. - SIZE 6 - 12
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# 11383 - c. 1900-1905 Slightly Trained White Dotted Swiss and Lace Petticoat or Overskirt!  Are you handy with a needle and thread?  If so, this is the skirt or petticoat for you!  As you can see by the close-up photos, there are some holes in the dotted swiss that needs to be repaired, or just covered with more lace.  One larger hole... the rest are small.  Most of them are near seams.  Not sure even why they developed as the material still seems strong enough.  And if you happen to wear white under this, you won't even see the problems.   And otherwise, this is a clean white dotted Swiss with ruffles at the hemline and lace medallions decorate.  I assume this is an overskirt as it wouldn't do much as a petticoat.  Really needs an opaque petticoat underneath or a silk lining.  Measures: 25" waist, 40" long in front to 42" long in back.  You will also want to press this when you get it to make those ruffles "pop".     NEW LISTING!  

$ 185.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 25" waist
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# 11382 - c. 1915/1916 White Cotton Petticoat with Lace! LARGER SIZE!  Ah.. this one is quite short as you see it... but if you don't already know... the Edwardians were smart.   See the horizontal decorative pleats around the mid slip?  Those are actually there to shorten or lengthen the slip.   So if you want it longer, you just pick out the threads and release those pleats. You will see the needle holes, but again, that was done all the time on these slips so it's historically correct.  Excellent condition. Measures:  Waist:  36",  Length: 34-37".  I'm guessing due to the length that this was worn with the shorter ankle length dresses of the WWI era... but certainly could  10 years earlier, and just short!  :)   My dressform was so much smaller in the waist, that you will see I just used a clip to have it stay up.  :)   NEW LISTING!  

$ 185.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 36" waist
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# 11384 - c. 1900 Slightly Full Back Cotton Petticoat with Lace and Original Ribbon!  LARGER SIZE! One of those perfect petticoats to wear under your Victorian or Edwardian dress.   OR this one you could wear as a skirt if you make one fix..... as you can see, the front is flat (though still frilly at the bottom half), but the back waist gathers together at both sides to create volume at the back.  One of the back ties needs to be sewn back into the channel, so you will need to fix that.  Good news is that depending on how much you gather, the waist size can change from 20" all the way to 38"! Best of both worlds of a fully gathered waist, but has the beauty of the waistband at front.  Excellent condition other than the missing waist tie.  The golden silk ribbon is original. Measures:  Waist:  20 - 38"!",  Length: 40".  NEW LISTING!  

$ 235.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE from 20" - 38" waist!!!
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# 6869 - c. 1908-1914 RARE Au Royal Corset, Madrid Pink Embroidered Corset with Ivory Lace!   This exquisite pink embroidered corset was purchased from the same owner as the light blue embroidered corset below.  Likely part of a wedding trousseaux, and/or this one might be deadstock.  This corset is in near mint condition!!  If you look closely you will see a tiny minor mark (rust) under one hook, but it's so minor I hesitate to even mention it.  Measures:  17.5" long in front and 20" long in back.  Measures: 23/24" at waist minimum.  Maximum depends on how wide you lace the back.  Ties match beautifully, but I have no idea if they are original. 

$ 1,285.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 23/24" - 27" waist
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# 6240 - c. 1908-1914 RARE Au Royal Corset, Madrid Light Blue Embroidered Corset with White Lace!   This exquisite light blue embroidered corset was purchased from the same owner as the pink embroidered corset above.  Likely part of a wedding trousseaux.  This corset has a few issues... 5 stays have been removed (though replacements could be found), and has slight spots here and there.  Really minor.  Measures:  17.5" long in front and 20" long in back.  Measures: 22" at waist minimum.  Maximum depends on how wide you lace the back. Shown on a hard-bodied 23.5" waist mannequin so you can see how it fits her.. but there is NO give to her plastic body.  I'm assuming you will be softer! :) Ties match beautifully, but I have no idea if they are original.  They are wider than most.  

$ 885.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 22" - 27" waist
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# 1764 - RARE c. 1905 SAHLIN Perfect Form & Corset Combined  #170 Bust Enhancer with Side Metal Buckles - Summer Mesh!   OH baby.... I love finding interesting antique fashion pieces.  Did you ever wonder how they kept those Gibson Girl pigeon front bodices in that pigeon shape? Well.... it's all about the undergarments (what else is new.... we know that thanks to Spanx!).  The fact that I found a copy of the original April, 1905 Delineator advertisement for this piece is thrilling to me. The piece is stamped inside with the Sahlin Perfect Form info.  This piece is in great condition (not perfect)... really just needs someone who is great at soaking antique garments.  Not me.  I'm all thumbs.  You can see that the straps are just held on with pins (original) and the sides have metal buckles which allow you to adjust to fit.  This one had at least 3 owners/wearers.  There are three handwritten names inside!  Gahner? Garvey and Schenk.  Shown in a 24" waist mannequin.  You will want to be smaller than that to fit.  Though this is really more a museum piece I'm sure.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 865.  ORDER


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# 7029A - c. 1902-1905 Slight Trained Petticoat of White Starched Fine Cotton and Lace!  Deaccessioned from Museum! WEARABLE SIZE!!  Yup... up to 28" waist!   I'm a bit confused as I would date this to 1902-1905, yet the museum tag reads "1880's".   Just doesn't seem right to me.  Yeah, it's gathered at the back, but not as much as you'd expect if you were to wear a bustle cage under.  But hey.... I'm not a scholar, I just sell great antique clothing. So you can decide the era... or we can just say "Victorian".  Lovely white cotton, buttoned back, horizontal tucks and two wide areas of Cluny lace at lower third.  40" long from waist to hem .  The only issue is some staining around the hemline (see photos) and very light staining you can barely see in the photos at the back of skirt.  If you are one of those who can wash linens and make miracles happen (I usually kill linens and plants), then this is a probably an easy job for you to make perfect.  For the rest of us, it's really in excellent condition as is.    NEW LISTING!  

$ 285.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 28" waist!
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# 4809 - RARE c. 1890's Milan, Italy Raw Silk Maternity/Nursing Dressing Gown!  I'm 99% sure that this is a dressing gown worn just after giving birth for nursing.  It's lovely with the huge mutton sleeves, ruffled yoke and hemline and mini-pleated yoke front and back, and large ornamental ribbons at the back.  When you look under the front, you will see an inner buttoned bodice which would have been unbuttoned to nursing, but the exterior silk layer would allow for modesty. Measures:  up to 34/35" bust, up to 26" waist, 58" long from shoulder to hem.  Excellent condition.  Hardly looks worn, inside and out.  Beautifully made interior, so this wasn't an inexpensive item when new. I wish I could read the label for you, but it was a dressmaker Elise _____, 2 Rasini, Milano, Italy.  Great piece for those of you who collect maternity pieces!!   Also listed in the 1850-1930's section.

$ 795. SOLD


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# 6845 - c. 1910 White Cotton and Lace Princess Petticoat with Pink Satin Ribbon!  So first things first.  The pink ribbon is new.  But this petticoat was designed to have a ribbon there, so....   In addition is the pretty crochet lace at the hemline and the bodice.  Buttons up the back.  Wide shoulder lace to hide a bra *yeah*!  Measures a wearable  up to 34" bust, up to 30" waist (perhaps 31" if you need), up to 38" hips, 54" long from shoulder to hem.  Doesn't need to hit the ground when worn under a white Edwardian lawn dress, so if you are taller, it's not a problem.  My mannequin is a hard-breasted 35" bust, and it JUST gets on her..... but best to be a bit smaller.  Lovely mid-weight white cotton.  Condition is excellent except for the fact that you see where the slip was taken up (this is how they did it back then... they would create horizontal folds in the skirt to make shorter, and then let them out to make something longer.  Normal for the era.  You can steam out the creases, but you are still left with a few small holes/run (see photos).  Nothing problematic.  Nothing of any great consequence... just there.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 225.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE Small
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# 7031 - c. 1902-1905 Drawstring Waist Slight Trained Petticoat of White Starched Fine Cotton and Lace!  Deaccessioned from Museum! WEARABLE SIZE!!  Yup... up to 32" waist!   So... let's say you are looking for a petticoat to wear as a petticoat under your Gibson era dresses.   You don't need perfection... but you don't want to buy just some crappy condition item.  So you want something lovely with just a few tiny issues that you can live with.  Well, Goldilocks... I have just the thing. There is just a tiny bit of age spotting (hardly worth mentioning - see photo) but there are small holes and tears in the lace around the hemline.  So it's not perfect, but a lovely white, clean, starched and trained!  39" long from waist to hem in front, 45" long in back.  Shown on a 25" waist mannequin so lots of gathering at the back.  There is no ribbon on this piece, but certainly if you want, you can sew one on to look even prettier.    NEW LISTING!  

$ 225.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE over 30" waist!
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# 4593 - c. 1910 Ernestine Howard's White Cotton Batiste Princess Petticoat!  I know... looks like Ernestine Howard is someone of note.  Well..... as far as I know, she's not... but her name is embroidered on the name tag on this petticoat, so I figure I should give her her moment of glory! 100 years later!  Very plain princess petticoat perfect to wear under your white lawn Edwardian dress.  Buttons up the back above the waistband.  Slightly off the shoulder.  Tiny lace trim at neckline and armholes.  Other than that... nothing to compete with your overdress.  OR.... if you want... wear a slip under this and wear as a dress!!!!  Certainly pretty enough!  Excellent condition with one exception.... there is a heel tear near the bottom (see photo).... quite small and you can get creative to cover, repair, or whatever.... or just leave as it is.  There is one teeny tiny mark on the upper back barely worth a mention.  Measures:  up to 34" bust, up to 25" waist (slightly empire), 59" long from shoulder to hem in front, 61" long in back.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 225.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE Small
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# 7161 - c. 1930's Rayon Satin and Lace Wedding Robe!  I guess diamond shaped lace cascading down wedding robes was the "in" style in the 1930's and 1940's.... as I've had/seen quite a few.   This one has the 1930s "Peter Pan" sweet collar with the original (incredible that it's still with the robe!!) tie and the original wide matching belt with the three buttons decoratively attached to perfectly match the working buttons down the front of the robe.  Buttons with satin loops.  Attention to detail.  Nice! More self covered buttons on the cuffs.  That's A LOT of buttons and they are all there! (only one is a bit askew).  I have a white gown under (pay no attention to it please!)... this is just the robe for sale.   Measures:  up to 34/35" bust, up to 29" waist, up to 39" hips, 55" long from shoulder to hem.  Excellent condition.... but if you are gonna wear it, just note that the buttons may need to be secured as old thread can get fragile.  And not particularly good for anyone with arthritis.... there are WAY too many buttons!!!! NEW LISTING!  

$ 285.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE Small
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# 7679 - c. 1940's Rayon and Lace Wedding Peignoir Set of Nightgown with Matching Robe!  Killer Gorgeous Wedding Peignoir Set!  Well, well, well.... if you're looking for a vintage peignoir set that is in near mint condition.... here ya go!   Perfect enough to buy for your friend/sister/etc for her bridal shower!  Love the fact that the nightgown even has a GOLDtone zipper!  Nothing ordinary about that! :)  Love the lace triangle insets that create "diamonds" then the robe is closed.  Only closures are tiny self covered buttons at the slight empire waist.  Sadly the labels are missing from these pieces, but they are nicely made.  You'll be very happy.  Bias cut skirt and open side bodice makes it hard to measure, but looks great on this size 2 mannequin, but seems to measure up to 38" bust up to 29" empire waist, 58-60" long from shoulder to hem (both pieces)  NEW LISTING!  

$ 465.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE Small to Small/Medium
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# 1509 - c. 1895-1905 Petticoat of White Heavy Cotton/Linen with Cutwork and Embroidery! WEARABLE LARGER SIZE!!   Ah.... one of those true "worker" petticoats!  No flash.  No lace.  No ribbons.  Just a good solid sturdy heavy cotton/linen blend (I believe) with hardly see, but beautiful white on white embroidery at the bottom... daisies, leaves and cutwork. And now for the BEST PART.... the waist on this piece is OVER 40" waist!!!!!!  Yup... the smallest waist you can fit is 25" (though if you are smaller you can revamp to fit you), the largest is 43"!!!   39" long from waist to hem in front and 40" long in back.   If you are taller, the options are:  1) wear it over a longer petticoat,  2) add some lace to the bottom,  3) enjoy it shorter and show off your sexy ankles and shoes, OR better yet, your Victorian boots!    There is no ribbon on this piece, but certainly if you want, you can sew one on to look even prettier.  There is a second plain layer of material under the "flounce" for shape.  White, clean and in Excellent condition... with the exception of one barely seen tea colored spot and one "L"-shaped tear at the upper back - I'll sew it shut if you want... but I'm not the best seamstress (I suck actually) so I'm not sure you want me to. :)   Shown on a 25" waist mannequin, if you are larger, you'll just have less gathering at the back.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 265.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 25" - 43" waist!!
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# 7379 - c. 1930's Silk and Lace Nightgown with Matching Bed jacket!  Killer Gorgeous Wedding Peignoir Set!  I don't really like to hype items that aren't in near mint condition, but I just have to... because the bed jacket IS in near mint condition.  Soooo I can!  Only the nightgown has a few issues... discolorations and needs a stitching up the seams on the sides (see photos).  But my god... SOOOOO pretty!  And I figure it's only gonna be on you for a few minutes before he requests you remove it! :)  Just look how sexy it even makes the hard mannequin!  So... I'm selling you the bedjacket and throwing in the nightgown.  You can wear the bed jacket however you'd like.... with jeans for a unique look, or as an evening jacket, or, of course, as a bed jacket.  Near Mint condition.  The sleeves are a bit tight at 10" around, so check your upper arm (I measure 10-11" depending where, but it fits me - though a bit tight).  Certainly you can open the sleeve a bit if necessary (get a seamstress).  Probably Fischer Silk or Juel Park... no labels but it's THAT quality!!!  NEW LISTING!  

$ 345.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE Small - up to 34" bust best (smallish back and arms)
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# 7030 - c. 1902-1905 Petticoat of Off-White Fine Cotton and Lace!  Deaccessioned from Museum! WEARABLE SIZE!!   This is nearly unheard of... an oh-so-pretty and lacy Gibson Girl era petticoat (or half slip if you prefer).  Excellent condition with just a tiny bit of age spotting (hardly worth mentioning - see photo) and one tiny tiny hole (see photo).  And now for the BEST PART.... the waist on this piece is OVER 30" waist!!!!!!  Yup... the smallest waist you can fit is 30" (though if you are smaller you can revamp to fit you).  41" long from waist to hem, so tall enough for most mid-height gals.   If you are taller, the options are:  1) wear it over a longer petticoat,  2) add some lace to the bottom,  3) enjoy it shorter and show off your sexy ankles and shoes, OR better yet, your Victorian boots!    There is no ribbon on this piece, but certainly if you want, you can sew one on to look even prettier.   Love the lace in the shape of bows.  Museum tags still attached. NEW LISTING!  

$ 295.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE over 30" waist!
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# 11141 - c. 1905 Ecru Silk Taffeta Trained Petticoat!  Double Layer Hemline!  For some reason it's nearly impossible these days to find the fancy Gibson Girl era petticoats.  Years ago (I mean back in the 1970's and 1980s) they were still around.  I know because I love them and always looked for them! But I swear someone is hording them all!!! So luckily this petticoat came to me from the estate of many of the other high-end 1905 era bodices and outfits you see on my website.  This petticoat is NEAR MINT condition (so rare for taffeta!).  I found one teeny teeny hole at upper back (see photo).  I am in awe of the condition!!  If it wasn't a drawstring, you would assume it was a skirt rather than a slip... it's that pretty... especially along the hemline.  Double layer bottom ruffle.  Measures:  44" long from waist to hem in front, 55" long in back.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 565.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE Small / Medium Long
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# 5763 - c. 1960's LUCIE ANN, Lingerie Beverly Hills 2-Layer Light Blue Nylon and White Satin Peignoir! If you are unaware, these Lucie Ann nylon peignoirs from the 1960's are "hot".  There are a few on Ebay now listed for $1500!!!!!  Frankly, I know that's crazy high, but it just shows how highly prized these pieces have become.  In the 1950's, Lucie Ann of Beverly Hills (Lucie Onderwyzer) was the lingerie designer to the stars. Her gowns were seen on glamorous stars in movie and on TV.  She created voluminous designs for the peignoirs, negligees, flowing robes, gowns and lounge wear that were a must-have for such stars as Zsa-Zsa and Eva Gabor (Lucie designed all of the peignoir sets worn by Eva Gabor on the 1960′s series Green Acres), Loretta Young and Elizabeth Taylor.  They sold for an astounding $100+ in the 1960's.. that's over $700 new today!  This peignoir came from the estate of a 1950's-1960's runway model.  Unique label... includes the word "Lingerie" (haven't seen that before!).  I believe this was prior to the label with the Claire Saunders name (see Vintage Label Resource for more info).  As you can see... it's quite sheer even with the 2 layers!!   Quite risque!  Love the fact that the embroidered applique flowers are only on the back!  Excellent condition with just one tiny lipstick spot on white satin (seen when you look under the collar - see photo).  Original lipstick from the runway model!  Measures:  60" long from shoulder to hem. 

$ 365.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE Small/Medium
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# 7447 - c. 1920's Lace and Ribbon Lingerie Cloche!  These are SO in demand... at least the beautiful lacy ones like I have found here... WITH the original pink silk ribbon and tiny flowers at both sides!  Light ecru lace... which looks like it may be handmade lace (see closeups).  I'm not a lace expert, but certainly has that look to me.  Certainly hand assembled.  GREAT piece!  Excellent condition except for the pink ribbon that is torn at the bow at low back (see photos).  VERY large size, so this would have been early 1920s before the flapper girl cut her hair into a bob.... plenty of room for loads of hair piled inside.  This is my larger 23" head mannequin and it's still large on her!  NEW LISTING!  

$ 285.  ORDER


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# 7029 - c. 1902-1905 Petticoat of Off-White Fine Cotton and Lace!  Deaccessioned from Museum!  LARGE SIZE!!   This is nearly unheard of... an oh-so-pretty and lacy Gibson Girl era petticoat (or half slip if you prefer). The pink ribbon is a replacement, but it would have been a similar ribbon there.  The skirt is a double layer of lace at the bottom.  Excellent condition with just a tiny bit of age spotting (hardly worth mentioning - see photo).  And now for the BEST PART.... the waist on this piece will go up to 38" waist!!!!!!  Yup... 38" (not a typo).  However, as you see, the petticoat is photographed on a 25" waist mannequin... so all you do is gather at the back to fit you (I show it both ways).   So if you want it to have it go to the ground as you see, it's short at 35" long from waist to hem.   That's quite short, so the options are:  1) wear it over a longer petticoat,  2) add some lace to the bottom,  3) enjoy it shorter and show off your sexy ankles and shoes, OR better yet, your Victorian boots!    FYI, I have seen a similar petticoat online with very similar lace from France.  So was this French? Possible! It's that nice! Museum tags still attached. NEW LISTING!  

$ 395.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 2 through 18
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# 7032 - c. 1895-1905 Petticoat of White Heavy Starched Cotton and Loads of Cutwork and Mini Horizontal Pleats!  Deaccessioned from Museum!   So pretty...  and wonderful for you short gals with less than a 25" waist.  It's a great length for you at 36" long from waist to hem (or 34.5" long from the bottom of the waistband to hem) .... so if you are less than 5' nothin', it's great!   If you are taller, the options are:  1) wear it over a longer petticoat,  2) add some lace to the bottom,  3) enjoy it shorter and show off your sexy ankles and shoes, OR better yet, your Victorian boots!  I took one photo of it without hitting the ground.  Still lovely.  The bottom is fabulous wide cutwork all around with scalloped hemline... and there are two rows of the mini-horizonal pleats on the lower 1/3rd.  Perfectly gathered all around the waistband with button at back.  Mannequin was just a bit too fat to button. She's 25" waist, but has no flab, so no give on her.   There is no ribbon on this piece, but certainly if you want, you can sew one on to look even prettier. Excellent condition.  White, clean, starched.  The only thing to mention are the old cleaning writing on the waistband.... which is inside, but has bled through slightly.  Nice history there.  I don't consider it a problem.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 265.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE less than 25" waist - VERY SHORT
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# 7609 - c. 1912 Edwardian Dressing Gown!  Maternity?? I have photographed this printed silk and lace dressing gown with black satin trim WITH and WITHOUT a pregnant mannequin.  OK.... in the spirit of full disclosure, the mannequin is not actually pregnant.  She's too old! :)  And I'm not actually sure this was a maternity gown, but it just had that look when I put he on the mannequin, so... you can decide and look at the photos both ways.  The lace at high collar and yoke is also inset at the sleeves.  Nice touch!  The waistline is high empire as you can see with the original black satin waistband, bow and long streamers.  There is a bit of black velvet trim at the neck and above the white lacey cuffs.  Closes with hooks as most Edwardian gowns.  A lovely piece with a few minor issues.  The silk taffeta is shattered under the ecru lace (hardly seen), and there are a few tiny areas of silk weakness (tiny holes/minor tears - see photos) on the skirt.  You can barely see any of the issues until you search due to the print.  Even when I point them out in the photos, I had to take extreme close-up photos of the issues!   Measures: up to 30" bust, 54" long from shoulder to hem.  You'll need to re-sew the hooks at the back neck as well.  Should take you all of 5 minutes. :)  A lovely display gown or to wear carefully.  NEW LISTING!   Also listed in the 1850-1920's section.

$ 565.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 00
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# 11204 - c. 1960's/1970's EMILIO PUCCI Low Back Nylon Signature Nightgown!  Oh yeah.... this is a gorgeous vintage backless nightgown from Emilio Pucci.  I date it both to 1960s and 1970s as it's confusing. It's a 60's print, with a 70's shape, with a 70's Pucci logo.  Blue, purple and white nylon SIGNED Emilio print... not with the "EPFR", but with the original "Emilio".   AND, the Formfit label just reads "FORMIT", not Formfit-Rogers as most do. And in researching, Formfit company became Formfit Rogers in the early 1960s.  But then the logo had a florish, and this is in block typeface, so... none of this makes any sense in dating this piece exactly.  So... I just leave it at this.  You decide the date!  A lovely Pucci nightgown! :)   There is a slight stretch to the nylon material.  Labeled size 10/12.  The condition is terrific, but as you will see from the photos, there are a few minor issues with the print.   There is a pink squiggle line that is seen when you look for defects, otherwise vibrant and ready to wear! I adore the print!!    Oh, you can purchase this, or buy the similar, less sexy Pucci nightgown on another website for $895!!!  Measures:  up to 38" bust, up to 32" underbust, 55" long from shoulder to hem.  NEW LISTING! 

$ 235. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8-12
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# 7438 - c. 1920's Boudoir Art Nouveau / Art Deco Black Rayon Printed Floral and Hot Pink Satin Robe!  The design of this robe is something between Art Nouveau and Art Deco.  Makes it quite an interesting historical design. Has no sash, so meant to be worn over some sexy black teddy I'm sure!   :)  But would look fantastic over a simple black dress for eveningwear, or with black flowing pants for party evening at home, or wear with that same sexy teddy under.  Measures:  15" across back between armseams, 45" long from shoulder to hem.  Shown on a 35" bust, 36" hip mannequin, so see how it looks on her. A bit of sloppy stitching at back of neck (see photo - I'm being very picky as usual!) Excellent condition, though no belt sash.. sorry... just get a black ribbon.  NEW LISTING!  Also Listed in the 1850-1920s Category.

$ 425. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE Small

 



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# 11203 - c. 1970's ZANDRA RHODES, New York, London Print Poly Ruffled Nightgown!  I have a Zandra Rhodes for Jack Mulqueen dress which I bought for myself in the 1970' with this similar print of the seashells or fans... depending how you look at it, so I can date this to the 70's for you.  As you can see, it's sheer.  Light peach and off white poly chiffon with fantastic ruffly shoulders and sleeves and front bodice to a empire waist.  Excellent condition.  Measures:  up to 40" bust, up to 36" waist, up to 50" hips, 55" long from shoulder to hem.  NEW LISTING! 

$ 125. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE Medium

 


[ORDER ITEM - #5759]
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# 5759 - c. 1950's CHEVETTE Sexy Black Nylon, Lace and Satin Ribbon Nightgown!  Wonder why your sex life isn't quite what you want?  Well, perhaps it's that ratty old T-shirt you are wearing to bed every night.  Yeah, I know it's comfy, and you wonder why YOU have to be the one to make the effort, but that's just the way it goes, ladies.  Excite him.  And while you're at it... wear a different color wig.  Make him think he's cheating... but he'll be cheating with you.  (OK, for all your feminists out there... remember, this is a 1950's nightgown, so I'm writing in a 1950's Cosmo style! :)  Gorgeous long flowing black nylon gown with empire waistline and black lace (with lining) bodice, but perhaps it's the long hot pink satin ribbons that make this gown so lovely. This piece comes from the estate of a runway model from the 1950s/1960s. She was quite thin, so this is marked a size 32 (which is the bust size). 54" long from shoulder to hem.  OH, and for a little politically correctness for today...  MADE in the USA! :)  Excellent condition. NEW LISTING! 

$ 345. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 32 (Small or XSmall)


[ORDER ITEM - #5641]
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# 5641 - c. 1920's Fanny Hyman's Sheer Black Chiffon and Ecru Lace Tap Pants!  With Embroidered Name!  LARGER SIZE!  I will be listing quite a bit of 1920s-1950s lingerie of Ms. Fanny Rittmaster... who once married became Fanny Hyman! Fanny was born, bred and died living on the tony Park Avenue in New York City. She married in 1918 and throughout her life spent her summers in Cannes, France... where she bought much of her wardrobe and lingerie.  These tap pants are the best of the lot!  Black silk sheer chiffon with wide bands of ecru lace and the name "Fanny" embroidered at the upper right!   Measures:  34" waist, 19" long from waist to bottom of crotch. Near Mint condition.  These will look better on you, as they are WAY too large for the mannequin, so you miss seeing the lace sides, and it will hang nicer.  The only thing to mention is that it still has Fanny's perfume scent... luckily her taste in scents was as nice as her taste in undergarments! :) 

$ 235.  ORDER

Approx. - Size 12 - 34" waist
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[ORDER ITEM - #5640]
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# 5640 - c. 1920's Fanny Hyman's Silk Blue Light Blue Tap Pants!  LARGER SIZE!  I will be listing quite a bit of 1920s-1950s lingerie of Ms. Fanny Rittmaster... who once married became Fanny Hyman! Fanny was born, bred and died living on the tony Park Avenue in New York City. She married in 1918 and throughout her life spent her summers in Cannes, France... where she bought much of her wardrobe and lingerie. Pretty blush light blue silk with ecru lace trim.  Measures: 34" waist, 20" long from waist to hem. Excellent condition with just two small spots on lower back (see photos). These will look better on you, as they are WAY too large for the mannequin, so you miss seeing the lace sides, and it will hang nicer.  The only thing to mention is that it still has Fanny's perfume scent... luckily her taste in scents was as nice as her taste in undergarments! :)  UNDER $150, so FINAL SALE

$ 125. ORDER

Approx. - Size 12 - 34" waist
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# 7156 - c. 1969/1970 BILL TICE Royal Robes Metallic Hostess Gown! 1974 COTY AWARD Winner for Lingerie/Loungewear!  Bill Tice got a start in the mid-1960's, and by 1969, he was a vice president of Royal Robes! He also designed for Malcolm Starr and Swirl, a company that produced many of his most popular designs. The hallmark of his approach was to use rich colors and silks, giving at-home wear a less casual look, and of all the Bill Tice pieces I've seen, this tops them all!! Exquisite metallic brown and gold plaid trimmed in gold braid at the "v" neckline and zips up the front (as any good hostess gown does)... and frankly it's the only way you would know this to be "loungewear" rather than a formal evening gown! Even has the little touch of "bling" rhinestones  Cuffed sleeves. Excellent condition. Measures: up to 39" bust, up to 30" waist, 17" long from shoulder to waist (slightly longwaisted), 58" long from shoulder to hem. Just an awesome piece for the Bill Tice collectors out there (and I know you exist!)!  This is probably one of his very early pieces as geo-prints and metallics are all over the pages of Vogue in 68/69. NEW LISTING!   Also Listed in the 1930-TodayCategory. 

$ 685. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 10
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# 7183 - c. 1960's VASSARETTE Slip of White Antron Nylon Tricot, Size 34D Embellished with Black Appliqued Birds, Flower and Shakespearean Quote from Hamlet, "To Thine Own Self Be True"!  I have no idea who the "artist" was who embellished this vintage nylon white slip, but my hats off to them!  I wish I was talented enough to come up with this myself.  I'm only talented enough to recognize talent! :)  Is that a talent?? Anyway, this is a great piece for yourself, or to buy as a gift... even a wonderful bridal shower gift!  I'm assuming this is just some iron-on transfer thing, but again, it was expertly applied, and designed beautifully.  The slip is marked size 34D and that seems correct.  The mannequin has a 35" bust, and it's fine on her, so there's a bit of extra room, perhaps up to a 36" bust, up to 31" waist, up to 39" hips, 30" long from shoulder to hem (depending on the straps).  Near mint condition.  I can't tell you how to clean this, but I'm sure if you asked someone who knows about transfers, they will know.  I'm assuming best to handwash.  A unique piece!  As far as I know... one of a kind!  NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the Wedding Category. 

$ 185.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 34D
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[ORDER ITEM - #7180]
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# 7180- c. 1930's Black Wool Tambour Embroidered Dressing Robe!  I bought this robe for a stage production of the 1930's "The Women", (made into a movie in 1939 with star-studded cast including Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Paulette Goddard, and the fabulous Rosalind Russell). I adore the dramatic contrast between the lightweight black wool and the multi-colored vibrant floral tambour embroidery stitched down both sides of the front, the cuffs, the pockets, and the ends of the tie... and then "ta-da", the upper back!!  There are touches of color around the armholes. The work is impeccable. Condition is Excellent!  Remarkably, there are no moth damages, holes, or imperfections of any kind.  Measures: 32-36" bust (depending how much you want to wrap).  Shown on a 35" bust mannequin, so you can see it doesn't wrap much on her, 24" sleeves, 57" long from shoulder to hem. Some photos lightened to see detail.  NEW LISTING!

$ 485. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4-8
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[ORDER ITEM - #7182]
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# 7182 - c. 1930's Peignoir Set of Printed Cotton (Nightgown and Matching Robe with Tie Belt)!  Is it just me, or is this achingly gorgeous??  Cool thin printed cotton for the summer heat! Pretty enough to be your trousseaux peignoir set!  Interesting seaming at robe shoulder and gown bodice and lower skirt (hard to see in all those flowers).  Measures:  32-34" bust, up to 30" under bust, up to 30" waist up to 27" waist, up to 41" hips.  Bias so this will fit quite a few different bodies.  On me, the gown is 50" long from shoulder to hem, but it measures 56" long on the mannequin!  Just shows how much skinnier she is than me. :(  The Robe has a hook/eye at a very small 26" underbust, but that can easily be moved to fit you up to a 30" underbust.  Robe measures 53" long from shoulder to hem in front and 58" long in back., but it's nearly a perfect length on my body at 5'2" with just my feet peeking out the front and hits the ground at back. 12" around cuff at upper arm. No wide backs please.  The gown is in Excellent condition.  The robe has some issues that you will see on inspection, but at first look, it's great. (pinholes here and there on lower 3rd, a couple tear holes as well (see photo for one )... these totally disappear when worn!  In addition there are extreme minor discolorations of the robe, but again, this is on inspection.  The gown is a bit tight to get on and off, so don't plan your romantic evening with the idea that you will sexily remove.  But lying around in this peignoir set will definitely get him in the mood!!!!  But frankly, you'll feel so beautiful in it, you won't want to take it off!... no matter how cute he is :)  NEW LISTING!

$ 745.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 2/4-small 6 Short
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[ORDER ITEM - #7039]
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# 7039 - c. 1880's (?) White Lawn Peignoir  or Dressing Gown with Valenciennes Lace and Embroidery! Belonged to Helen G. Warner of Bradenton, Florida! N!  From what I can gather, this may be the same Helen G. Warner who wrote a school primer published in 1900!  This gorgeous gown comes from a museum deaccession. But I'm quite confused as I would date this to be early 1900s, rather than the museum label stating this to be c. 1880!  So I'm just going to let you be the judge.  Doesn't really matter... it's all about the beauty of the piece.  Exquisite white cotton batiste dressing gown with lace insets and embroidery.  The wide pink satin ribbons are not original, and are a bit too stiff, but look beautiful for display.  Measures: 32" bust, up to 24" waist, 57" long from shoulder to hem. Excellent condition. Look at the photos for all the detailing. NEW LISTING!

$ 1,485. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 0/2
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[ORDER ITEM - #5628]
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# 5628 - c. 1910's Light Ecru Silk Crepe Slightly Trained Dressing Gown with White Crochet Lace Trim! Nice little piece to put on to make you feel like you an Edwardian babe! Love the droopy silk ribbons at front and on the sleeves! Pretty enough to wear as as dress, except for the fact that the lace is quite open, and there are no closures from the empire waist to the hem, so unless you wear an underdress, that won't work so well. And there are a few issues to discuss. As you can see from the photos, there is a light underarm staining (that you won't even see unless in bright light) and there is one spot on the skirt (mid length in front - also barely seen unless in bright light - and if you are wearing this robe in bright light, you aren't understanding the allure of dim lighting to entice! :), and 4 tiny pinholes found.  Still ... unless you want to spend more than twice the price on an Edwardian robe... you'll be happy with this pretty piece!   Hard to believe you can buy anything Edwardian for the price of a modern robe! Hangs and moves beautifully when you walk! Measures:  37" bust, 35" underbust, 54" long from shoulder to hem in front,  57" long in back. Best for 5'2" to hit the ground.

$ 345. ORDER

Approx. - 4/6, perhaps 8 with small back
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# 5143 - c. Early 20th Century Black Silk Stockings with White Trim and Tiny White Buttons to Mimic Spats!  Wow... I nearly fell over backwards when I saw these for the first time!  From the estate of Fanny Hyman (I have lots of her silk lingerie) comes this fabulous pair of antique black stocking with all the essential decoration (once the wearer has on her shoes) to look like she is wearing spats!  White trim and tiny white buttons on the outer side of each stocking.  Just wonderful!  Probably worn with a Summer outing / seaside costume (by costume I mean outfit... not Halloween costume!).  Excellent condition though they do have some small areas that were darned many many years ago in the toe areas - by women who knew how to darn... not something we are taught nowadays. Eh? And one run in the upper edge of one stock (see photos).  But still an outstanding and fun pair of Edwardian stockings! 

$ 295.  ORDER

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# 5102 - c. early 19th Century Corset Busk of Double-Sided Carved Wood in Folk Art or Pennsylvania Dutch Design!  I fell in love with this particular corset busk. First off, it is a warm honey colored wood (probably maple?) and it is fabulously carved on both sides.  The front is Pennsylvania Dutch or Folk Artwork with a wonderfully deeply carved double star, two "trees of life", hex symbol design, two entwined hearts, pinwheels, and growing plant. The back of the busk is insiced in a much more delicate scrimshaw-look design of a seashore town, complete with chapel, homes, lighthouse and ships. This is done in a horizontal as opposed to the front vertical. Excellent condition... just slightly warped.  Measures: 13.75" x 1.5".  

$ 1,465.  ORDER


[ORDER ITEM - #5638]
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# 5638 - c. 1920's Fanny Hyman's Silk Satin Peach Tap Pants!  LARGER SIZE! I will be listing quite a bit of 1920s-1950s lingerie of Ms. Fanny Rittmaster... who once married became Fanny Hyman! Fanny was born, bred and died living on the tony Park Avenue in New York City. She married in 1918 and throughout her life spent her summers in Cannes, France... where she bought much of her wardrobe and lingerie.  This one is a peach silk and silk satin with scalloped diagonal design.  Measures: 34" waist, 15" long from waist to end of crotch, 16" long skirt. These will look better on you, as they are WAY too large for the mannequin so it will hang nicer.  The only thing to mention is that it still has Fanny's perfume scent... luckily her taste in scents was as nice as her taste in undergarments! :)   Under $150 category, so final sale.

$ 85. ORDER

Approx. - Size 12 - 34" waist
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# 6084 - c. 1905 White Cotton Slightly Trained Petticoat with Interesting Detailing!  I usually like really fancy, lacy petticoats... but then I found this one... more tailored, with classy detailing of rows of horizontal and diagonal tucks... with a hemline of pleating!  Fairly heavyweight cotton beautiful enough to wear as a skirt!! Nice white, crisp, ready to wear.  Excellent condition with only a few issues... two areas of light yellowing (see photos),  some age spots on waistband (see photos), and the fact that someone seems to have cut out the museum tag in the waistband (just wear a belt or sash).  Measures:  28" waist, 40" long in front, 42" long in back.

$ 245.  ORDER

Approx. - Size 28" waist
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# 6373 - c. 1920's Wonderful Silk Lavender and Pink Fancy Garters with Ribbon Roses! OK, you can buy your friend one crappy new wedding garter for $20 for the bridal shower, or you can give her "something old" with an original set of fancy garters from the 1910-1920s!  These are especially fabulous with two-tone silk coloring... lavender on the outside and pink on the inside.   Finished off with 10 graduated colored ribbon roses.  I've seen other 1920's garters priced over $400, and, in my humble opinion, these are nicer! As with all the antique garters, the elastic is stretched out, so if you want to wear these, you will just need to tack in some new elastic. Or better yet, use these to create a framed wedding gift!  Excellent condition otherwise!   Under $150 category, so final sale.

$ 145. ORDER


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# 2214 - c. 1940's Kristina, for L. Bamberger & Co. Sky Blue Rayon Nightgown with Embroidered Detail! Sooooooo sexy with that low "v" neck ... just barely staying up ... just one slide with his hand on your shoulders and .... well.... you'll have to go there yourself... this is a "G" rated website!! Sky blue rayon nightgown, great shape, ankle length, with embroidery on bodice. Nice fitted wide waist (for those off you who, like me, the waist is your best figure element), and gathered skirt (to hide my not so great hips!). Measures 36" bust, 31" waist, 50" long from shoulder to hem. Excellent condition.. just one seam pull at the side. NEW LISTING!

$ 175.   ORDER

Approx. - Size 10
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[ORDER ITEM - #4058]
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# 4058 - c. 1890 Museum Quality Tambour Embroidery Wool Robe Museum! Wow! That was about all I could say when I first set my eyes on this robe. Base is a black wool with a rust-colored velvet yoke and cuffs with black beaded trim at cuff. The beauty of this piece is the green, purple, ecru and brown embroidery of long graduated vines of grapes and leaves. The embroidery down the front on both sides is straight line but matching. Nice black flat rope braiding design at upper back and trim on the velvet with bow at neck. The robe is unlined but has an orange silk ruffle at the interior hemline. There is minor wool fading, and tiny pinholes here and there, and the rust velvet is a bit dingy... yet the knowledgeable dealer who inspected this prior to myself called it just plain Excellent condition (guess I'm pickier!). Faded lining. Still all in all a remarkable piece to survive the ravages of over a hundred years of hungry moths! :) Best for a short gal of 5'0' - 5'2" if you want it to slightly train. Also listed in the 1850-1920's section.

$ 1,250.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6 (due to the tight back), short
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[ORDER ITEM - #4101]
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# 4101 - c. 1960's Dream Mode Bridal Negligee Peignoir Set! Oh babydoll... So Doris Day, though she probably would have worn a slip under! Sensational white sheer nylon nighty with wide lace waistline and matching babydoll robe. The robe has a lace yoke and lace trimmed short puffy sleeves with tiny collar. The gown has a high bodice with a double layer of sheer nylon, triple spaghetti straps, a wide lace band across the waist area, and a gathered skirt with a double layer of sheer nylon as well. There's also a lace applique on the gown and a lace hem. Button front with tiny tie. Both pieces in Excellent condition. Measures: 36" bust, up to 31" waist, 42" long from shoulder to hem. Label is Dream Mode, says size 34. This is a gorgeous 60's goddess like outfit!

$ 195. ORDER

Approx. - Size Medium
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# 7028 - c. 1902-1905 RARE FANCY Slightly Trained Petticoat of Off-White Fine Cotton and Lace!  Deaccessioned from Museum!  For some reason it's nearly impossible these days to find these elaborately fancy Gibson Girl era white petticoats.  Years ago (I mean back in the 1970's and 1980s) they were still around.  I know because I love them and always looked for them! But I swear someone is hording them all!!! So it's rare to find these really really ultra fancy lacy ones.  So, if you love them as much as I do... don't hesitate!  Scoop this up!  It's achingly beautiful! The skirt is actually THREE layers of lace at the hemline! Pretty enough to be worn as a summer skirt... or even a wedding skirt if you remove the drawstring and add a waistband.  Drawstring waistband will measures up to 30".  Excellent condition with just one old repair found (see photo).  The pink ribbon isn't original, but it would have had something similar.  At the lower back you will see the museum tags still attached (I left them where they were).  The museum tag states "Handmade in France". 

$ 885.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE up to 30" waist
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# 4873 - c. 1910 White Cotton and Lace Lingerie Set with Bows and Original Light Blue Silk Ribbon!   So hard to find the really frilly undergarments these days.  I SWEAR someone is hording them all... and sadly it's not me. :(   So for all of you who have been searching high and low for something as adorable as this set....  it's a camisole or "corset cover" and "umbrella drawers" or "split petticoat".   Yes, they are open to the breezes!!!  Someone once remarked that they assumed these were for the "hookers" of the day.... but as romantic a notion as that may be.... these were just quite practical for all. :)   Times HAVE changed.   These two pieces are incredibly still together after more than 100 years.  And in fabulous condition!  The waist of the split petticoat is 28"!  YEAH!  not 22.:)   Camisole is harder to measure, but I guess up to 32" bust and up to 25" waist.   Though as you see, the waist was probably just left open... there are no closures on it.  Camisole is in NEAR MINT condition.  The drawers have a few tiny rust or other spots here and there... for 100+ years old they are like new.  

$ 585.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE Small
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# 5623 - c. 1910 Princess Petticoat with Embroidery! Again... for those of you who want a princess petticoat to actually wear as a petticoat under your lingerie or lawn dress, here's yet another one!  First off, you will want to replace the thin original ecru ribbon around the neckline with a silk ribbon... and additionally you can add some ribbon to the tracks around the armholes if you want, or leave as is.  Nice two-layer embroidered wide hemline.  Classic Princess Shape! Measures:  up to 36" bust, up to 28" waist, 53" long from shoulder to hem. So, now the photos will tell you everything else you need to know.. buttons up the back and has a great shape.  It's a bit short, but doesn't have to be worn to the floor... looks equally great at ankle length especially if you wear with white "granny boots"!  Excellent condition with just two tiny pinholes found on inspecting at front (almost looks like this might have been worn for a wedding, as the tiny pinhead holes are where she might have held her bouquet.   

$ 385. SOLD

Approx. - Size 6
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FROM MUSEUM QUALITY ESTATE

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# 5093 - c. 1880's-90's DONITA A for Stern Brothers, New York, Made in Belgium Hard-to-Find Real Baleen (Baleine or Whalebone) Victorian Embroidered Corset!  How do I know? It's written inside the corset as: "Veritable Baleine Garantie (in French).  Often there is a question of whether a corset has whalebone, or metal (or other types of material) stays, especially later in the 19th Century as by this time, baleen was growing increasingly more expensive and more difficult to acquire, so this would have been a corset for a wealthy woman who wanted only the best.  So why can't that be you... now??? :)  This corset can only be worn by the smallest girls as it's a 21" waist, though bust can be likely be 32-34" - va-va-voom figure!!  Measures 14" tall at the tallest point.  Lovely pink, light green and brown floral embroidery with original pink silk pink ribbons through ecru lace.  Original laces have lost their metal tips.  Excellent condition other than the fact that the whalebone seems to have bled some oils through (I've seen this happen before with whalebone corsets) - see photos.  Still rare and lovely!  Please forgive the fact that I didn't tie the corset back in the photos... "Hm-my bad"! :) 

$ 985. SOLD

Approx. - Best for 22"-24" waists
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# 11149 - c. 1905 Underbust Gibson Era (or Edwardian for those Googlers) Corset!  NEVER WORN!  Comes with an old Warner's Corset Box!  Hard to imagine this corset survived unworn for over 100 years!  You will see the original corset ties at back with the original metal aglets (that's your English lesson for today - the metal or plastic ends of shoelaces or corset laces), and you can easily see that it's in near pristine condition (with just minor surface marks (see photos).  The original elastic garters still have some stretch in them (though best not to stress them).  The original silk bow at front, matching lace around the top, and the lovely boning design throughout.  Inside you will see the stamp "Warner's No. 352  Boned with Rustproof  Every pair guaranteed".  There is also a "22" stamp which is the waist size.  You are seeing the corset on a 24" waist mannequin who has a VERY hard body, so it will look better on a soft body! :)  If you have a larger waist than 22", you can wear this... you will just have open ties (as you see) at the back. A fantastic 1905 corset!   

$ 785. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 22 - 25" waist 

CHECK THIS OUT!  Fantastic old silent film from 1912/1913 showing the benefits of Warner's Rustproof Guarantee!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BSNW4R_poM


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#6760 - c. 1900 Underbust C/B a la Sprite Gibson Era EMBROIDERED Corset!  Ok.. first of, this is nicer in person.  Hard to get a good photo of it as it's too small to go on my dressform.  This is marked 19.  Yes, that's Scarlett O'Hara sized! :)  All I could do is use my pillow as a dressform... and even the pillow was smushed!  If you look at the photos, you will see that this has sweet light blue and light green flowers embroidered on a jacquard light ecru fabric! .The original elastic silk covered garters have lost their stretch but still look lovely with the matching light blue silk bows and the garter hooks patented 12/13/93 and 12/31/95.  Still has the original paper tag inside.  As you can see, there are a few issues.  The original lacing is there, but ripped in half.  There is extremely light discoloring at front bust (VERY light!!!) and the ecru silk bow at front. There is a white lace with ecru ribbon around the top.  All Original.   

SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 19" - 21" waist 


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# 6056 - c. 1890's Corset de Paris, France Embroidered and Lace Corset!  My FINAL embroidered corset! OK, I might get/find more in the future, but this is the last one I currently have in stock.  So.... if you were looking for one, don't hesitate. ;)  Love the PARIS label.  And I found a few old advertisements of this corset label (click on the photo at left to see more photos of the corset and the ads).  This one is TINY..... measures 19", so you might get up to a whoppin' 21" if you leave a bit of gap at the back.  I had to show it on a pillow as I don't have a mannequin that small.   I've seen people make their own from just shaving down a styrofoam mannequin to the correct size... and then you can cover with fabric is you want.  Just a suggestion if  you want to display.  Excellent condition with just some minor minor marks, and the fact that the lacing is obviously not original.  But looks great.  Just a bit long!!  There was a paper tag inside in the past, and the residue is still there, but again, it's just seen inside.   LOVE it! 

$ 645.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 19-21" waist



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# 5765 - c. 1960's LUCIE ANN, Beverly Hills Massive Nylon and Satin Peignoir! If you are unaware, these Lucie Ann nylon peignoirs from the 1960's are "hot".  There are a few on Ebay now listed for $1500!!!!!  Frankly, I know that's crazy high, but it just shows how highly prized these pieces have become.  In the 1950's, Lucie Ann of Beverly Hills (Lucie Onderwyzer) was the lingerie designer to the stars. Her gowns were seen on glamorous stars in movie and on TV.  She created voluminous designs for the peignoirs, negligees, flowing robes, gowns and lounge wear that were a must-have for such stars as Zsa-Zsa and Eva Gabor (Lucie designed all of the peignoir sets worn by Eva Gabor on the 1960′s series Green Acres), Loretta Young and Elizabeth Taylor.  They sold for an astounding $100+ in the 1960's.. that's over $700 new today!  Measures:  54" long from shoulder to hem (so if you want this to hit the ground, you need to be about 5"2" ish.  Or just get a pair of marabou slippers and then you'll WANT to see your feet!! :)  Hard to measure, but probably best for 34/35" bust.   NEAR MINT Condition!  This was owned by a 1950s/1960's high fashion model, but looks like it was never worn!!!   See photos to see that this is open from bust down, so you'll want some fancy panties! :).... or not. ;)  I found a photo of one of the Lucie Ann's worn by Eva Gabor on Green Acres... came from the SAME collection, and another photo of Eva in a similar gown!  

$ 565.  SOLD 

Approx. - SIZE Small
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# 3573 - c. 1908 Ivory China Silk Underdress! I've never seen an underdress like this before... with the sleeves and the high neck! Perhaps it was worn under a winter outfit for extra warmth and/or to keep the wool from being itchy? I'm just making this up. I really don't know. I do know that it's a unique piece! Excellent condition. Button back. Double ruffle hemline. Very lightweight china silk!!! Measures: 32/33" bust, 24" waist, 50" long from shoulder to hem - so if you want it to be shoe-length, you will want to be 4'8"-4'10"... it's short. Please measure yourself 50" down from your shoulders to check length on you. If you are creative, you can add some extra lace to the hem to lengthen! (I didn't button back of neck in photos as the mannequin has a lousy hard neck, but it does close.)

$ 385.  SOLD

Approx. - Size 2/4
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# 9969 - c. 1938 Franklin Simon Trousseaux Slips!  One Short, One Long and Slightly Trained with Fabulous Back! These two matching slips, one long, one short come from the same estate as the 1938 wedding gown I sold, so... I gotta assume these are from that same year. Absolutely gorgeous set, however not without issues.  I've shown some photos of the light spots that are found here and there on both pieces. So if you are one of those incredibly picky people (like me) check it out... they are LIGHT, but you'll see for yourself.  If you love your vintage and don't mind a few minor issues... well, you get some of the greatest looking pieces!  Still both are still very wearable. Short slip measures: 36" bust, up to 31" waist, up to 42" hips, 38" long from shoulder to hem.  Long gown measures: 36" bust, up to 28" waist, up to 38" hips (best), 58" long in front from shoulder to hem, 61" long in back.

$ 465.  for Both  SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 6/small 8
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# 4114 - c. 1917 Rare Art Nouveau China Silk Poppy Print Tea Gown! Imagine sitting around in this beauty! The fabric print so beautiful you could use it for wallpaper or bedspread. Or display the gown in your sage or color colored bedroom! She's lovely! I'm a sucker for silk anyway ... and printed silk in a historic pattern, well it's a killer! Kills me to sell her. But, alas... it's my job to keep my customers happy, so..... Snap front with hooks. Unlined. The thin china silk flows in the breeze! Not in perfect condition - as I prefer to sell things (!), but an extraordinary silk textile. Has slight darkening under arms, but that's hardly seen...  However, it's the fact that there is some weakness/tearing of the silk under and around the armholes that brings the price to this level rather than twice that price for similar gowns of possible Liberty silk. Should be conserved by those who know how. Lace trim. Measures: 34" bust, 27.5" high waist, 53" long from shoulder to hem.

$ 425.  SOLD

Approx. - Size Small
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# 5978 - c. 1916 Wedding Trousseaux Set of Three Nightgowns, Wedding Stockings and Satin Wedding Shoes!  These came to me directly from the daughter of the original owner, Mrs. Elinor Fatman Morganthau, Jr., wife of Henry Morganthau Jr., Secretary of the US Treasury from 1934-1945 - during WWII and under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.  They were married on April 17, 1916.  The family was of great importance two generations earlier as Elinor's Mother was Lisette Lehman (born in 1863), the daughter of Mayer Lehman, the subsequent founder of Lehman Brothers and sister of Herbert Lehman, Governor and Senator from New York.  This 3 piece trousseaux with original wedding shoes and stockings were sitting in a trunk in Greenwich, CT for many decades.... until now. They are all in Excellent condition, though do have minor storage marks (I don't soak cottons and silks, so they are as found).  The nightgown on the left is silk with lace bodice.  The other two nightgowns (one long, one short) are muslin with lace bodices.  All have original satin ecru ribbons.  The satin pumps are in Excellent condition!  The stockings are just simple sheer silk. If you want a signed COA from the family member on this trousseaux set, please just let me know... and it will be done!  These can easily be worn for your own trousseaux, and are approximate sizes 6.  Frank Bros, Fifth Ave labeled shoes. The condition is Excellent with the exception of the minor storage marks, and one small hole in the lower silk gown and staining on the ribbon (see photos).    Also Listed in the Wedding Category.

$ 1,085. SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 6
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# 7457 - c. 1900 Breathtaking Lavender Silk Charmeuse and Chiffon Trained Dressing Gown with Angelic Sleeves! OK... every once in a while, I take photos and this very strange light comes into the room (you can see it just to the right of the right sleeve).  I don't know what it is!  I can't figure out where it's coming from!  So I just have to assume that it's the spirit of the woman who wore these garments.  What else COULD it be??  (OK, I don't really, absolutely believe in this stuff, but who am I do deny their existence?? :)  I'm not surprised this woman would want to stay with this gown.  It's breathtaking!!!  No other word comes to mind. You can call it Victorian Dressing Gown, or Edwardian Coming Gown, or 1900 Peignoir Robe. The color is still a vibrant lavender silk satin or charmeuse with double rows of light pink/lavender chiffon ruffles edging the hemline, collar, down the front, and sleeves.  Satin ribbons tie the gown at the front with no other closures (other than one set of snaps at front just to hold it closed a bit at the belly if you want).  Bows at each sleeve. Condition is Excellent!  I found only two small watermarks on the chiffon hemline (see photo), and any other issues are so tiny as to be nearly invisible. Measures: 54" long from shoulder to hem in front, 84" long in back.  Best for a petite woman if you want it to sweep the ground.  But as you can wear it open, it will fit quite a few bodies.  This is one of those antique pieces that you will hate yourself if you miss it.... and LAYAWAY is available, so you have no excuse for not making yourself happy!  :)  A Gown for a Fairy Princess... like you!    Also Listed in the Wedding and 1930-Today Categories. 

$ 1,845. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 2-8 Petite (to sweep the ground)
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# 11058 - c. 1912-1914 Edwardian Princess Petticoat!  Rarely do you find these Edwardian princess petticoats from the teens.... most of them are from 1900-1910. I have seen only a few with the empire waistline to fit under the empire dresses of this era.  So all you Titanic or "Somewhere in Time" lovers... this is the slip to wear under your 1912 gown.  Excellent condition. Just could use some new ribbons (usually they were light blue or ecru but any color will do!). Measures:  up to 40" bust, up to  32" empire waist, up to 44" hips, 46" long from shoulder to hem.  This is not floor length, so may have also been worn into the mid teens when dresses went above the ankle!  Scandalous!!!!! :) 

$ 395. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE Medium

FROM MUSEUM QUALITY ESTATE

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# 5101 - RARE, EARLY c. 1780 (late 18th Century) Baleen Corset Busk! (Whalebone Scrimshaw) OK, it's sort of originally dated... it was re-etched on the back with information about the original artist!  It reads " Made by Jules (Giles?) Bailey Over 125 Years Old ... 1905".  Not sure what the word is between "old" and "1905" but in addition to this inscription, there is an old sticker with a handwritten "1780".   Also... to confirm the "Bailey"... the loving etching on front is for "A*B", so this was likely Mr. Bailey's sweetheart, as this was the fashion of the time... to present one's sweetheart with a hand-carved decorated busk.  Quite intimate a gift when you think that these were worn inside a corset front... and close to her heart! :) This piece is baleen (another word for whalebone) and designed with 3-masted tall ship and smaller schooner, along with many other decorative elements.  As you can see by the photos, there are no cracks in the bone, but there are a few areas of worm damage on the edges and back.  The front remains good, though slightly age worn.  Measures: 13.5" x 1.5". 

$ 785.  SOLD

 


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# 6211 - c. 1940's Wild "SWEET and SOUR" Bra and Panties! Never Worn! I always tell my customers that I seek out unique and interesting items.... and you have to admit... this proves it! Never used - still with the original fold creases from original packaging comes this black jacquard rayon bra and panties set with the words "Sweet and Sour - Don't Touch" on the bra and "Off Limits" on the back of the panties. WILD!!  It is trimmed in white lace on the bra... and elastic is on the waist of the panties and on back of the bra.  You won't get any support from this bra.. it's just a "tease" piece!  But I dare you to find another!! :) The panties... well, they aren't exactly thongs!! :) More like what Granny used to wear, but hey... this is what you get in vintage underpants.  Great for a collector of lingerie, or just for fun! However, this is only for you tiny gals. Measures:  30-33" bra (underbust), with small "A" cup, 34" hips on panties (with any sized waist as it's elastic (which needs to easily be replaced), 15" rise from crotch to waist.  I can do it, but would rather it be best sized to the new owner.   

$ 185. SOLD

Approx. - XS
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# 5961 - c. 1930's Peach Rayon Crepe Robe and Pink Silk Satin Nightgown Both with Ecru Lace! These pieces came to me from the same collector as a set.  However as you can see, they were not originally a set, as the colors are slightly different, one is rayon and one silk, the ecru lace trim doesn't match, and neither does the length.   HOWEVER all that being said (don't you just love that expression! ;), they look fabulous together!!  The most beautiful element on both pieces is the colorful ribbon flower decorations... mostly seen on 1920s era pieces, so it's possible that someone back in the 1930s embellished their own pieces to create a wedding trousseaux peignoir set. Excellent condition!   I found one small slit at the bottom of the robe (see photo)... but otherwise great!   The 52" long robe wraps with tie at the side.  The nighty just goes over the head. Nearly impossible to measure as the nightgown is bias cut, so will fit a variety of bodies, and even the length will change depending on your measurements.  The robe is a wrap, so again, hard to measure...   Best for small - small medium I would say.  If you give me your measurements, I will make sure it will fit you.   

$ 485.  SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE Small - Smallish Medium
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# 6918 - c. 1930's/40's Peignoir Bridal Honeymoon Set of Blush Sheer Crepe and Lace! Luxurious Wedding Nightgown and Robe or Wedding Trousseaux (for you Googlers!)! As magnificent as you might expect for Camelot's Queen Guinevere!  Achingly beautiful peachy/pinky crepe gown with matching peignoir (robe).  That's it.  That's the description, as it's all in the photos. Obviously with that low slung lace inset "belt" and folded front lace appliqued pleats, this nightgown was meant to evoke a Medieval look, and the peignoir/robe brings in that Hollywood Glamour of yesteryear.  The gown measures: up to 36" bust, up to 33" waist, up to 43" hips (but shown as beautifully on a dressform 35/25/36).  The robe measures: up to 40" bust, up to 33" waist, up to 45" hips. Both are 60" long from shoulder to hem. Excellent condition with just some minor small scattered age spots (see last photo). You know you are going to kick yourself if you miss this!  So, use my 4-month layaway plan and make it yours! Also Listed in the Wedding and 1930-Today Categories. 

$ 1,485. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 4-8
(check measurements above) 


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# 7181 - c. 1900-1906 RARE Nursing Mother White Edwardian Princess Petticoat with Embroidery and Bobbin Lace! OK... I've been buying antique and vintage clothing for over 46 years (YES, I bought my first dress at age 10), and I've only seen a handful of these nursing petticoats in all those years!  And frankly I don't think I've EVER seen one this pretty!  And amazingly in near mint condition!! Looks like a typical princess petticoat until you look closely at the vertical seaming on either side of the breasts with hidden slits with hook/eye to open for nursing.  Other fabulous details include: Scalloped edges, Embroidered roses, Pintucks, Bobbin Lace inserts, all in a bright white-white. Buttons down the back. Elastic all around slightly empired waist. Measures: 35/36" bust (though measures larger), 24-33" waist (as it's elastic), 49" long from shoulder to hem, 100" sweep hemline.  Pretty enough to be worn as a dress!  Not sheer.  Add a ribbon at the waist and make sure those nursing slits are hooked tightly please.  I don't want you arrested for indecent exposure! :)  

$ 765.  SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - SIZE 4-8
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# 7027 - c. 1860's White Cotton Broderie Anglaise Lace Petticoat!  Deaccessioned from Museum! Original Owner's Name Written on Petticoat!  Want a quick lace lesson? OK, yeah, I just grabbed this from Wikipedia: "Broiderie Anglaise (French, "English Embroidery") is a whitework needlework technique incorporating features of embroidery, cutwork and needle lace that arose in England in the 19th century. Broderie Anglaise is characterized by patterns composed of small holes or eyelets bound with overcast or buttonhole stitches. Later Broderie Anglaise also featured small patterns worked in satin stitch". So now you're educated! :)  LOVE the look!  This is a white cotton petticoat with the museum tags still attached.  It reads: "1863, American.  White cotton hand embroidered (open work - eyelet) petticoat. Donated by:  Millicent E. Mattocks".   At the back of the petticoat is the handwritten name of what I have to assume is the original owner, Augusta M. Weeks.  Great name for the next great American movie star, "Augusta Weeks".   The piece is gorgeous as you can see.  There are a few issues.... there are small holes (see photos - shown with fingernail to show size) here and there, and the waistband has a hole and is missing the closure (might have been a button, but possibly just tied - see photos). Basically though it's in quite lovely condition!  Obviously beautiful enough to wear as a skirt (wear a white slip under so the holes aren't seen). Measures: 26" waist, 39" long.

$ 445. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 2-6
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# 7271 - c. 1930's "Heavenly Silk Lingerie" by FISCHER Ivory Bias Silk and Lace Charmeuse Negligee! LOVE this! I'd want to wear it as a wedding gown! It's 99% perfect as it has extremely light spotting.  But then again I'll bet your man isn't perfect either! :)  Just kidding... he's wonderful... just ask him! :)  Gorgeous ivory bias silk charmeuse with wide bands of ecru cotton Valenciennes lace all over the bodice and cap sleeves and hem trim. The bodice even has a sweet pale blue ribbon under the lace. Looks Gorgeous on!!!  It's bias, so all these are MAXIMUM measurements.  Looks great on me at 33" bust, 26" waist, 37" hips, though slightly small, still wearable.... however it's a bit long on me at 5'2".  The length will change depending on your measurements (that's what happens to bias cuts). Measures: 31-33" bust (best for less than "c" cup), up to 27" waist, up to 40" hips, 57" long from shoulder to hem.  You will need to wear something under the bust if you wear as a dress as it's sheer lace there.  By the way, Fischer silk is THE BEST!  If you don't want to wear this as a wedding gown, you'll certainly want it for your Trousseaux! Note: Have a friend with you to get this on and off... no closures, so it's over the head.. and to take off, bend over at the waist and have a friend (or you new husband) pull it off for ease.  You can do it yourself, but it's not a pretty sight! :)  Sexier if he removes it! :) Also Listed in the Wedding Category. 

$ 945. SOLD

Approx. - Size 2/4
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# 4608 - c. 1900 White Lawn Trained Dressing Gown with High Neck, Full Sleeves, Embroidered with Lace and Pink Ribbons! From the famed Doris Langley Moore collection, founder of the world renowned Museum of Costume in Bath, UK, and fashion historian. I've been buying these very lacy dressing gowns for years. They were never easy to find, but they used to be "around". Now I don't know where most have gone! So hard to find! I expect one person has hoarded them all... I only wish it was me! Whoever you are out there.... call me! :) Meanwhile.. I found this one for you. Fabulous and rare high neck dressing gown of white fine cotton exquisitely embroidered and pintucked, decorated with bands of lace insertion and pink silk ribbon running down the front on both sides and crisscrossed at upper back. Shown over pink silk lining which doesn't come with the gown. At first look, it's in Excellent condition.. but you will find under close inspection some old excellent neat darns (see photos for one). Obviously this piece was loved by it's original owner! Doris Langley Moore would have nothing but the best I'm sure... this is no exception. Measurements are very large, but I believe it would fit a size 4-8 best due to the 13" width at the upper back. Measures: 14" neck, 58" long in front from shoulder to hem, 66" long in back.

$ 1,485.  SOLD

Approx. - Size 4-8
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# 6758 - c. 1870's Trained Pale China Blue Wool Twill Morning Gown with Watteau Back and Two-Tone Embroidery!  Damn I've found some pretty stuff lately!  I guess I still love what I do, as I am excited about offering such wonderful pieces.  Imagine waking up and slipping into this beauty to sip your morning coffee!  Especially because that means that you were wealthy enough to employ a few maids and servants to fetch you your coffee! :)  The color is close to that perfect Tiffany blue color wool twill embroidered with off-white and light blue silk floss all over the place in a small floral pattern.  Gotta love that watteau back,  the two pleated side pockets,  the knife pleated hemline, daisy embroidered buttons down front, and the interesting "overcoat" tailoring at front.  Measures: 30" bust, 23" waist, 50" long from shoulder to hem in front, 71" long in back. Condition is Very Good... not perfect, but I'm extremely picky and others would call it Excellent. There are extremely light discolorations or fading here and there, and a few tiny spots. These issues are hardly important... but what you will find are two old professional mends on the sleeves (see photos).  They blend in well, but they are seen.   Also Listed in the 1850-1920s Category.

$ 1,385.  SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 0
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# 6773 - c. 1900-1905 Pale Blush Pink China Silk Dressing Gown! No, not in perfect condition so this is best used lying down, or whatever works so you... just so you don't to hang this piece.  It's fairly fragile... though still in decent condition.... just want to keep it that way! :)   Very pale blush pink china silk with ecru lace inserts all over, slight train, ruffled hemline and bell shaped sleeves.

SOLD

Approx. - Size 6
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# 9648 - c. 1900 Wedding Trousseaux Ecru Silk Slightly Trained Petticoat and White Cotton Bloomers! I will answer your question before you even ask it... no, I don't want to split these two items up! They were from the same wedding trousseaux and I believe they should continue to stay together.. forever! You know they are part of the same trousseaux as the lace trim matches exactly (not to mention I bought them together!). Skirt is an ecru silk with waistband and rows of lace at bottom... along with the sweep of lace at hem. The bloomers are a fine white cotton with waistband... trimmed with the matching lace at hem with ecru ribbons. The lace details wheat sheaths and ribbons. There is probably some significance to this design, but I don't know it. I could make up a story for you! Let's see.... this girl's father was a well-to-do farmer, so he had the lace designed and added to her trousseaux items to remind the girl's new husband to treat her well... or else! Hey.. it's possible!!!! :) Excellent condition. Measures: 38-40" waist for petticoat, 26" waist for bloomers (can be 27" with button moved), 39" long petticoat, 27" long bloomers.

$ 345. (for both)  SOLD

Approx. - Size small - medium
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# 6214a - c. 1905 Reproduction of Trained White Gauze Cotton Slip! This very substantial, but fairly sheer, white cotton gauze slip is a reproduction of a 1905 era trained slip with drawstring waist to fit just about any size!! This slip was used as a foundation garment for Revolution Studios "Peter Pan" movie. Sorry, there is no COA that comes with it.  You will just have to take my word for it.  Made from a white cotton gauze. The lower one-third of the skirt is mini-pleated with lace trim at hemline over a second layer.  The train is lined in a heavy quilted batting for weight to train perfectly! Measures: 40" long in front, 51" long in back.  Perfect condition. Shown over another short slip - so you can see that it is fairly sheer.

$ 165.  SOLD

Approx. - Size Small - X-Large
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# 6772 - c. 1904 Pale Blue China Silk and Ecru Lace Dressing Gown!  You know when we think back to our "previous lives", we were always rich enough to afford the best. None of us were the Downstairs Maid!! No... we were the Lady of the House... the BIG house... ah, heck... the mansion. Anyway, obviously we were like (or we actually were) the woman who owned this sensational dressing gown.  All made of the finest pale blue china silk (a silk so thin and fine, it just "floats"!) and ecru lace insets.  Flouncy wide cuffed sleeves, and pigeon front bodice for the most fashionable "s" curve of the Gibson Girl.  As romantic as you can get. Buttons up the front of the bodice. Ribbon bow at neck and waist to close. Lovely condition for a gown of this delicate fabric... usually these are in total shreds, so it's a miracle that this gown is in such remarkably wonderful condition.  There are a few issues to report.. there are a few extremely tiny pinholes, a few double pinhead size, but really the only issue is the 5" horizontal tear above the hem (see photos)... yup... another dreaded heel!!! DAMN!   Cover with a bow or some lace. Measures:  29" waist, 61" long in front from shoulder to hem, 66" long in back.  Also Listed in the 1850-1920s Category.

$ 985.  SOLD

Approx. - Size 29" waist
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# 6239 - c. 1908-1914  RARE Au Royal Corset, Madrid Pink Embroidered  Corset with White Lace and Pink Ribbon!  This exquisite pink embroidered corset was purchased from the same owner as the light blue embroidered corset below.  Likely part of a wedding trousseaux.  This corset is in excellent condition, just every so slightly dirty (I'm being very picky!!). Really minor.  Measures:  17" long in front and 20" long in back.  Measures: 22" at waist minimum.  Maximum depends on how wide you lace the back. Shown on a hard-bodied 23.5" waist mannequin so you can see how it fits her.. but there is NO give to her plastic body.  I'm assuming you will be softer! :) Ties match beautifully, but I have no idea if they are original.

$ 1,285. SOLD

Approx. - SIZE 22" - 27" waist
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# 0484 - c. 1910's Edwardian Corset with Garters in a Light Gray!  Will Fit a 27"- 30/31" Waist!  Wearable Size! OK... this came out of my personal collection.  I've kept it for many years as it was a wearable size, and figured someday I might need it.  However, I've actually stayed too thin for it!  YEAH! The waistline will cinch you in to 27" at tightest tie, so will easily fit up to approx. 30" waist gal.  Pretty embroidered matching lace and satin bow at top of corset.  Long hanging garters. Wear over one of the camislips I have available below! Labeled "Ruby" inside. Excellent condition with just extreme minor age dirt. Fabulous to find this size!  

$ 745. SOLD

Approx. - Size 27"+ waist
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# 6203- c. 1920's Aqua Silk Ribbon and Lace Breakfast CapI hate to show favorites, but this is my favorite of the 4 breakfast caps that came my way recently.  This one just evokes the classic flapper look. Off-white sheer net lace with light aqua blue silk ribbons decorating the wide front and throughout the crown.  Sweet little silk floral buds at front.  Long dangly blush blue silk ribbons at the ears.  Excellent condition.  Will fit a normal sized head today... even on the large size - plenty of room for my extra large head mannequin. It won't give you helmet head. Still has the thin elastic at the back to hold on the head... but that elastic has long since stretched out.  You could replace, or just leave as is.   

$ 165. SOLD

 


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# 4873 - c. 1900's Sweet Embroidered Bows White Lacy Cotton Camisole with Light Blue Silk Ribbons!  As pretty and frilly as you can get! It seems to be harder and harder to find these ultra frilly lingerie pieces.  I think there is one person out there hording all of them! I only wish it was me!! :)   This is one of those mystery pieces ... perhaps never worn as it doesn't have any closures at the wide waistband, nor down the front.  Just ties at the top and that's it!  So I just pinned the waist for the time being.  Certainly you can add hooks and eyes or whatever you would like.  Meanwhile, it has kept this item in Excellent condition (just a few tiny rust spots on the light blue ribbon ends)!  Measures:  34" bust, 24" waist if you want it to meet in the middle, 11" long from top to bottom (short!).  So.. you will want to be a small gal to fit this best. Soooooo pretty front and back! Color is just slightly off bright white.

$ 385. SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. - Size 0/2
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# 4105 - c. 1929 Apricot Silk Satin Dressing Robe! Can't you just hear the Charleston music in the background? Bob your hair and put on this robe to time travel back to 1929. Pretty enough to wear as a dress if you can find a nude slip to wear under! Won't HE have a heart attack! Only closure is the attached tie at an extremely low, low hipline. I'm showing the robe worn on a tall gal.. however, if you look at the other photos, you will see that if you are 5'2" or shorter, but robe will brush the ground with a slight train (as the back is lower than the front). So... it will look great no matter your height! Excellent condition with one tiny seam break at one arm and under extreme inspection, a very small area of thinning of the satin near one armseam. Measures: 34" bust, 36-38" hips, 45" long from shoulder to hem in front, 52" long in back.

$ 745. SOLD

Approx. - Size Smallish
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# 4874 - c. 1915 English Net and Lace with Ribbon Flowers and Pink Satin Corset Cover or Camisole! One of my old boyfriends used to say "it's so beautiful it makes my teeth ache"! Guess I never understood what he meant until I came upon this confection! :) Like icing on a wedding cake festooned with pastel colored ribbon flowers!  The finest netting covered with achingly beautiful lace and wrapped like a present with pink satin ribbon. What more can I say?  Certainly one of the prettiest camisoles you will find.  Closes at the back with hooks and eye... too small for my mannequin, but will hopefully fit you, or just display on your wall! Excellent condition. Measures:  32/33" bust, 23" waist.  

$ 295. SOLD

Approx. - Size XS
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# 4814 - c. 1872 Wire Crinolette or Bustled Hoop Cage with Brass Fittings! "Crinolettes marked the mid-point between the cage crinoline and the bustle.  Fashionable between 1867 and the mid 1870s, they were often composed of half hoops with extra loops of steel at the top to give more support.  During the 1870's the bustle became a separate undergarment."  Victoria and Albert Museum quote.  So.. this is one of the more rare examples of a hoop as it includes the shape of the future bustle.  Twill tapes and covered wires are all in very good condition, but with a few issues.  There is one wire that has popped out of the brass fitting (see last photo), and there are a few sections of the wires at the back bustle area that have lost their covering.  But the important shape is all there and certainly the problems can be corrected with the right materials.  Under $150 category, so final sale.

$ 285. SOLD


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# 6057 - c. 1900's LANGDON & BATCHELLER'S Genuine Glove Fitting Thompson's Summer Mesh Corset! Will Fit a 26"- 30" Waist!  Wearable Size!  My goodness but there are a lot of stamps inside this corset! The most important one is the "26" which means it will fit a human today!  A 26" waist!  That means that is the smallest you can be!  It will corset you in from about a 28/29" waist (maybe 30") - and on you there will be a gap in the lacings at the back - unless you prefer not to breathe as the ladies did back then.  So then it's "hold on to the bedpost and get your maid to yank"!).  According to the other stamps, this is made of English Netting.  These open-weave corsets were worn during the summer for a little extra air-conditioning.  I'm sure they did very little to keep you cooler, but hey, every little bit helped (even if it was just psychological). The "Empire" stamp will mean nothing - unless you have the original catalog of styles.   No corset ties come with this - I just used a ribbon to show it on a body... there are loads of reproduction laces you can purchase for a song and then you will finally have that wearable corset you wanted! Excellent condition with just a bit of dirt! 

$ 585. SOLD

Approx. - Size 26" to perhaps 29/30" waist
(check measurements above)