Lavender Embroidered Dress c 1810

Lavender Embroidered Dress
c 1810

Linen Stair Drugget c 1900

Linen Stair Drugget
c 1900

Peasant Influenced Dress 1920s

Peasant Influenced Dress
1920s

Small Girl's Stockings Mid 19th c

Small Girl's Stockings
Mid 19th c

Girl's Scarlet Stays  Mid 19th c

Girl's Scarlet Stays
Mid 19th c

Chine Three quarter Mantle 1850s

Chine Three quarter Mantle
1850s

Pagoda Sleeved Chine Dress 1848-50

Pagoda Sleeved Chine Dress
1848-50

Scarlet Crinolette 1870s

Scarlet Crinolette
1870s

Scarlet Petticoat Mid 19th c

Scarlet Petticoat
Mid 19th c

Chinese Damask Export Skirt  1730-40s

Chinese Damask Export Skirt
1730-40s

Stays 1820s

Stays
1820s

Leghorn Bonnet 1830s

Leghorn Bonnet
1830s

 John Piper's Arundel  1960

John Piper's Arundel
1960

Crewel Work Design 1930's

Crewel Work Design
1930's

Huge Sleeved Print Dress 1830

Huge Sleeved Print Dress
1830

Queen Anne Embroidered Petticoat 1730s

Queen Anne Embroidered Petticoat
1730s

Wai Wai Beaded Apron (queyu) Early 20th c

Wai Wai Beaded Apron (queyu)
Early 20th c

Bronze Glace Kid Shoes c.1830

Bronze Glace Kid Shoes
c.1830

Large Cap Sleeve Bodice Late 1820s

Large Cap Sleeve Bodice
Late 1820s

Chemise 1820-30

Chemise
1820-30

Hand Block Printed Shawl   1850s

Hand Block Printed Shawl
1850s

Ladies Leather Over Clog 1760s

Ladies Leather Over Clog
1760s

 JC or JG initalled shawl 1860s

JC or JG initalled shawl
1860s

Rare Reversible Printed Silk Shawl c 1860

Rare Reversible Printed Silk Shawl
c 1860

French? Stole Early 19th c

French? Stole
Early 19th c

Pistachio Square Shawl 1850s

Pistachio Square Shawl
1850s

Dutch printed bodice c 1805 Sold

Dutch printed bodice
c 1805

Italian Heeled Shoe 1770-85 Sold

Italian Heeled Shoe
1770-85

Black Satin Shoes c 1830 Sold

Black Satin Shoes
c 1830

Gentleman's Stockings c 1750 Sold

Gentleman's Stockings
c 1750

Boy's Chamois Breeches late 18th c Sold

Boy's Chamois Breeches
late 18th c

Featured items

It's a good time to buy with the £ being low!!!!!

We will be exhibiting at The Textile Society's London Antique Textile Fair on sunday 2 October at Chelsea Town Hall, King's Road, London SW3. www.textilesociety.org.uk

It is a chance to meet up and see some wonderful textiles and costumes, both antique and vintage. All the stallholders hold good quality stock and it is a good opportunity to learn. We will be in the Small Hall near the windows, so do come and say hello.  If you see anything on the website which you would like me to take along, do let me know. Why not combine your day with a visit to Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the V & A museum. It's well worth seeing.

Items are being included on the site throughout August.

Happy holidays.

Meg