Herbert & Fils Shawl 1855

Herbert & Fils Shawl
1855

Le Temple de L'Amour 1785

Le Temple de L'Amour
1785

Indian Pink After 1918

Indian Pink
After 1918

Rose Bush by May 1880-1890s

Rose Bush by May
1880-1890s

Spitalfields Stole c 1815

Spitalfields Stole
c 1815

High Neck dress c 1805

High Neck dress
c 1805

Knitted Mittens Early 19th c

Knitted Mittens
Early 19th c

Trained Wedding  1803-5

Trained Wedding
1803-5

Muslin Dress c 1810

Muslin Dress
c 1810

Sprigged Dress c 1805

Sprigged Dress
c 1805

French? Stole Early 19th c

French? Stole
Early 19th c

Rich Cream Pashmina Mid 19th c

Rich Cream Pashmina
Mid 19th c

Embroidered Purse 1720s

Embroidered Purse
1720s

Embroidered Collar 1830s

Embroidered Collar
1830s

Kashmir Stole 1830s

Kashmir Stole
1830s

Doll's Stockings 19th c Sold

Doll's Stockings
19th c

Tassels  19th c Sold

Tassels
19th c

Unusual Embroidered Dress c 1805 Sold

Unusual Embroidered Dress
c 1805

Featured items

This year, as many of you must be aware, is the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death. I have a number of dresses which might have been worn by her heroines.

Just back from the Colonial Williamsburg Printed Textile Symposium which was stimulating and enjoyable.  It was good to meet clients I had not previously met and to be introduced to new enthusiasts.

The Textile Society’s Antique Textile Fair in Manchester celebrates 25 years of raising money for textile student bursaries and museum awards on Sunday 30th April. Come and join us for the day perusing the huge variety of stands which include world textiles and dress, listen to lectures and watch demonstrations.  My stand will be the first on the right through the main doors to the hall. If you are visiting and want me to bring a particular item please let me know. I can’t take all my stock!   www.textilesociety.org.uk

If you see an item on my website which interests you, do let me know so I can hold it for you for a couple of days. This particularly relates to museums, where they need to get approval to purchase.  

Meg