WW2 Scarf Make Do and Mend 1940's

WW2 Scarf Make Do and Mend
1940's

Hand Block Printed 1860's

Hand Block Printed
1860's

Worsted Stole 1815-20

Worsted Stole
1815-20

Grape & Vine Silk Damask 1815

Grape & Vine Silk Damask
1815

WW2 Propaganda Scarf 1942

WW2 Propaganda Scarf
1942

Dress Brocade Length 1730-40

Dress Brocade Length
1730-40

Spitalfields Stole 1810-15

Spitalfields Stole
1810-15

Spitalfields? Stole 1840's

Spitalfields? Stole
1840's

Spitalfields Silk Stole c 1815

Spitalfields Silk Stole
c 1815

A Pair of Embroideries 1880's

A Pair of Embroideries
1880's

Scarlet Silk Handkerchief c 1850

Scarlet Silk Handkerchief
c 1850

Striped Waistcoat 1800

Striped Waistcoat
1800

Exotic Shawl 1850's

Exotic Shawl
1850's

May Morris Embroidery Late 19th c Sold

May Morris Embroidery
Late 19th c

Damask Shawl 1820 Sold

Damask Shawl
1820

Bronze Silk Lampas c 1830 Sold

Bronze Silk Lampas
c 1830

Spitalfields Dress Brocade  1745-50 Sold

Spitalfields Dress Brocade
1745-50

Spitalfields Silk Stole 1810-15 Sold

Spitalfields Silk Stole
1810-15

Sarah Chorley's Pocket Book 1773 Sold

Sarah Chorley's Pocket Book
1773

Spitalfields Terracotta Stole 1810-15 Sold

Spitalfields Terracotta Stole
1810-15

Featured items

Did you realise there are events all over the UK this summer celebrating the Huguenots, the French Protestants who left France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Many settled in Spitalfields, London and Norwich as well as other areas. Highly skilled silversmiths, watchmakers and financiers manyt were silk weavers who brought intricate skills, new techniques, ideas and the incomparable French style. The master weavers lived in large, elegant houses in Spitalfields, whilst the journeymen weavers lived in small houses north of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green. Do have a look at the website Huguenots Summer, celebrating the People, Places and Legacy  www.huguenotsofspitalfields.org/events/huguenot-summer.html. To celebrate this event I have included a few Spitalfields silk stoles from the early 19th century on the site (Shawls of Paisley Design - Woven). You will also find lengths and pieces of Spitalfields woven dress silks which would look good framed (Costume - 18th c) and in (Antique English & European Textiles - Woven).  The other celebration this summer is the Battle of Waterloo.  The Spitalfields silk stoles are exactly what would have been worn at the ball on the eve of the Battle. Why not buy one of the stoles to wear at the events to celebrate the anniversary.  
   
You will find a charming embroidered pocket book worked by the young Sarah Chorley  in 1773  (Costume - 18th century).  A smart c1800 striped gentleman’s waistcoat is included (English Costume - 1800-1837)

A Morris & Company embroidery, originally for a fire screen and probably designed by May, I am calling Tulip & Pomegranate(Arts & Crafts - Morris & Co).  Two embroidered Arts & Crafts lengths  would look good hung on a wall, either vertically or horizontally (Arts & Crafts - Other). I am prepared to split them.

More items will be included quite soon, including a Man’s Boating Blazer and some marvellous European shawls, so do keep looking at the site.


Meg