The end of January saw the first Antique and Vintage Textiles auction of 2016 at Tennants in Yorkshire. The usual fabulous array of quilts, costume, household linens and more luxurious accessories. I go to buy the linens and embroidered items that I like to sell but always take a look at the costume and have the thought that if only I had somewhere to wear such stunning pieces I could be seriously tempted! The evening stole and the lame evening coat below are perfect examples of this..
White ermine fur with black velvet trim.
Circa 1930's lame evening coat with fur collar
Embroidered vintage shawl
The other interesting items included Chinese costume (sold for £1000)
And a very old unusual paisley wool shawl
This was estimated in the catalogue at £200-300 but eventually sold for £1300!
The Biba tapestry coat from the late 60's was also very stylish and sold for double it's estimate
I was very happy with the items that I did buy however. Lots of superb quality Irish linen sheets and pillowcases with hand embroidery and monograms. Some are shown below and are currently selling on eBay. Lots more to come!
In one lot was an exquisitely embroidered white Irish linen tablecloth with Chinese figures, florals and motifs. The embroidery work is superb - this one is attracting lots of bidders on eBay already.