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283: ELIZABETH HAWES EVENING GOWN & CAPE, 1930s
239: TWO ROYAL WORCESTER CORSETS, 1880s158: BEETLE TRIMMED ORGANDY DRESS, 1860s
Bellows Falls, VT, United States
DoneMar 30, 2011 4:00 PM UTC

VINTAGE & COUTURE CLOTHING FROM MUSEUMS

Our March 30th sale consists primarily of items from museum collections and other items out of public view for decades. With so many institutions represented, there will be a wide variety of eras and categories included in the historic costume and textiles to be auctioned. Featured: European and Asian treasures from the 17th through late 20th centuries: rare 20th C. vintage & designer garments, abundant 18th & 19th C clothing, hand embroidered & woven textiles, exceptional heirloom laces, early Chinese & Tibetan garments and textiles, a grouping of carpets including a 17th C. Spanish carpet, many beautiful paisleys and quilts, shoes, hats, bonnets, beaded bags and other fashion accessories. Twentieth C. includes ballgowns, evening wear, daywear, beaded dresses, Pucci stewardess uniforms, TWA paper stewardess dresses, mechanic & transit authority work uniforms, 1890s Brooklyn policeman uniform, Bonnie Cashin archive, designer jewelry and more. These rare objects had been hidden away for decades in storage facilities of many legendary American museums and institutions: The Brooklyn Museum (NY), The Chrysler Museum (VA), The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (CA), Goodwill- Miami Valley (OH), a major American Quilt Study collection as well as selections from other institutions, estates and individual consignors.