Woven Linen Waistcoat 1780s

Woven Linen Waistcoat
1780s

Dutch Lead Seal/Tag 16/17th century

Dutch Lead Seal/Tag
16/17th century

Ivory Pashmina Mid 19th c

Ivory Pashmina
Mid 19th c

Rococo Cord Waistcoat 1730's

Rococo Cord Waistcoat
1730's

Kashmir Woven Stole 1830s

Kashmir Woven Stole
1830s

 1770's


1770's

Buckskin Under Trousers Early 19th c.

Buckskin Under Trousers
Early 19th c.

Embroidered Wool Waistcoat 1820's

Embroidered Wool Waistcoat
1820's

Men's Trousers Early 19th c

Men's Trousers
Early 19th c

Black Corset 1890's

Black Corset
1890's

Ladies Walking Shoes 1840-50

Ladies Walking Shoes
1840-50

Liberty Silk Stole 1920's

Liberty Silk Stole
1920's

Smoking Cap 1860's

Smoking Cap
1860's

Block Printed Wool Square 1845

Block Printed Wool Square
1845

Leather Wallet 1772

Leather Wallet
1772

Rectangular Hand Block Print 1860's Sold

Rectangular Hand Block Print
1860's

St Lawrence Commemorative Tablecloth 1912 Sold

St Lawrence Commemorative Tablecloth
1912

Linen Drugget or Carpet Protector 19th c Sold

Linen Drugget or Carpet Protector
19th c

Dutch Printed Stockings Late 19th c Sold

Dutch Printed Stockings
Late 19th c

Printed Trousers  1830-1845 Sold

Printed Trousers
1830-1845

Saffron Waistcoat c 1800 Sold

Saffron Waistcoat
c 1800

Egyptianesque Parasol 1930's Sold

Egyptianesque Parasol
1930's

Featured items

New for January

A 1730's waistocat with Rococo decoration has been added to 18th c Costume.  A saffron coloured waistcoat made from an early 19th century woven shawl, a pair of men’s white trousers in a lovely textured weave and the softest buckskin under trousers can be found in Costume 1800-1837. More men’s trousers, this time for winter printed on thick black felted fabric, and an 1860’s linen jacket and waistcoat Costume 1840-1901.

Ladies shoes can be found Costume Costume 1800-1837 and a pair of ciselé velvet in Costume - 18th century.

A few shawls have been added to Kashmir Shawls including a fine ivory pashmina and a woven stole.

English Textiles - Woven includes a very unusual Scottish linen drugget or carpet protector from the mid 19th century. Woven with acorns and oak leaves it would have been used to protect the best carpet in a grand country house, when the house was closed for the winter. This would be of interest to anyone wishing to re create a Victorian or Georgian house interior. Another unusual item is a 16/17th century Dutch seal bearing the coat of arms from the City of Leiden, the centre of the wool trade. The inscription reads: wool blanket made with Leiden.

Don’t forget the Textile Society’s Antique and Vintage Textile Fair to be held on Sunday 6 March in Manchester. The fair, now in its twenty fourth year is a must for textile and dress enthusiasts. There are talks, demonstrations and around 80 dealers selling world wide textiles and dress, accessories and books. Allow the whole day! Hopefully see you there.
www.textilesociety.org.uk

Meg