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(Left) Evening dress, 1930’s - Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 20 UK/16 US.
(Right) Dress, early 1930’s
The lot contains several other dresses from the 1920’s-30’s and two coats.
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(Left) Evening dress, 1930’s - Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 20 UK/16 US.

(Right) Dress, early 1930’s

The lot contains several other dresses from the 1920’s-30’s and two coats.

Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

Dresses, 1920’s
The lot contains six dresses, evening jackets, feather boas, capelets,  two sequined boleros, lingerie, two pairs of shoes, a parasol and other items from the 1920’s-30’s.
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Dresses, 1920’s

The lot contains six dresses, evening jackets, feather boas, capelets, two sequined boleros, lingerie, two pairs of shoes, a parasol and other items from the 1920’s-30’s.

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Evening dress and matching stole, ca 1923
Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 18 UK/14 US.
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Evening dress and matching stole, ca 1923

Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 18 UK/14 US.

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Damaged beaded evening dress, 1920’s
The lot contains another damaged 1920’s dress and an assortment of lace and buttons.
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Damaged beaded evening dress, 1920’s

The lot contains another damaged 1920’s dress and an assortment of lace and buttons.

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Evening dress, ca 1926
Bust is 92-97cm/36-38in, about a size 12-16 UK/8-12 US.
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Evening dress, ca 1926

Bust is 92-97cm/36-38in, about a size 12-16 UK/8-12 US.

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Dress, late 1920’s
Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 18 UK/14 US.
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Dress, late 1920’s

Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 18 UK/14 US.

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(Left) Dress, 1930’s
(Right) Dress, 2nd half of the 1920’s
Measurements aren’t given for either gown.
The lot includes matching slips.
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(Left) Dress, 1930’s

(Right) Dress, 2nd half of the 1920’s

Measurements aren’t given for either gown.

The lot includes matching slips.

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"Dorothea", ca 1920
Woman modeling an evening gown, 1920

Woman modeling an evening gown, 1920

charlestonmuseum:

Pink silk robe de style dress, 1920s. This lovely dress is ornamented with pink and green silk rosettes. The full, gathered skirt has sewn in hip panniers, an innovation introduced by designer Jeanne Lanvin in 1915 to feminize the straight silhouette popular at this time and the later boyish, flapper style of the 1920s.
While this dress does not bear a label, it was most certainly influenced by Lanvin’s ideas.  It was worn by Mary Sinkler deSaussure McQueen (1899-1977) in Charleston.
These thigh hoops or panniers hearken back to the extremely wide side bustles or panniers of the 18th century. In those, hips were sometimes so wide it was difficult to walk through a door. The 1920s panniers are much subtler, offering a gentle fullness to the bouffant skirt. Lanvin’s favorites included solid colors of silk taffeta ornamented with silk flowers and ribbon bows, similar to the ones on this dress.
This dress is currently on exhibit in Charleston Couture. Come visit it for yourself!
TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection.  Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday

charlestonmuseum:

Pink silk robe de style dress, 1920s. This lovely dress is ornamented with pink and green silk rosettes. The full, gathered skirt has sewn in hip panniers, an innovation introduced by designer Jeanne Lanvin in 1915 to feminize the straight silhouette popular at this time and the later boyish, flapper style of the 1920s.

While this dress does not bear a label, it was most certainly influenced by Lanvin’s ideas.  It was worn by Mary Sinkler deSaussure McQueen (1899-1977) in Charleston.

These thigh hoops or panniers hearken back to the extremely wide side bustles or panniers of the 18th century. In those, hips were sometimes so wide it was difficult to walk through a door. The 1920s panniers are much subtler, offering a gentle fullness to the bouffant skirt. Lanvin’s favorites included solid colors of silk taffeta ornamented with silk flowers and ribbon bows, similar to the ones on this dress.

This dress is currently on exhibit in Charleston Couture. Come visit it for yourself!

TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection.  Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday

charlestonmuseum:

Black chiffon evening dress with silver lace bodice, c. 1920. The dress has a fashionable low waist and a stunning long train. The asymmetrical neckline is ornamented with applied pearls; the skirt is slit up the side to the lace and is trimmed with silver metallic braid. It was worn by the donor’s mother, Ethel Sanford (1873-1924, Mrs. John Sanford), international socialite, or possibly by the donor. The one-shouldered styling and the long train are probably the work of one of the period’s top designers, however the dress is unlabeled.Gift of Gertrude Sanford Legendre in 1979At the time of the Legendre collection donation to The Charleston Museum, Cora Ginsburg was hired to appraise and identify the articles. Mrs. Ginsburg was one of the most respected authorities on antique textiles and clothing. Even after her death in 2003, the firm of Cora Ginsburg LLC is still one of the top in this field. Her comments on value and date of these items was most helpful to us for cataloging purposes. Regarding today’s black chiffon evening dress, Mrs. Ginsburg said “1920, unique”.
This gown is currently on exhibit in Charleston Couture.
TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection.  Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday

charlestonmuseum:

Black chiffon evening dress with silver lace bodice, c. 1920. The dress has a fashionable low waist and a stunning long train. The asymmetrical neckline is ornamented with applied pearls; the skirt is slit up the side to the lace and is trimmed with silver metallic braid. It was worn by the donor’s mother, Ethel Sanford (1873-1924, Mrs. John Sanford), international socialite, or possibly by the donor. The one-shouldered styling and the long train are probably the work of one of the period’s top designers, however the dress is unlabeled.

Gift of Gertrude Sanford Legendre in 1979

At the time of the Legendre collection donation to The Charleston Museum, Cora Ginsburg was hired to appraise and identify the articles. Mrs. Ginsburg was one of the most respected authorities on antique textiles and clothing. Even after her death in 2003, the firm of Cora Ginsburg LLC is still one of the top in this field. Her comments on value and date of these items was most helpful to us for cataloging purposes. Regarding today’s black chiffon evening dress, Mrs. Ginsburg said “1920, unique”.

This gown is currently on exhibit in Charleston Couture.

TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection.  Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday

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