A “treasure trove of vintage textiles, period costume and luxury designer accessories”, including sought-after Steiff toys will go under the hammer at a North Yorkshire auctioneers next month.
The Costume, Accessories & Textiles Sale will take place at Tennants Auctioneers on July 4.
This varied and fascinating sale includes 18th-century carved and painted wooden dolls, a rare early 20th-century Steiff doll of a Scottish soldier, estimated at £120-180, and an early 20th-century Steiff pull along bear on wheels with an estimate of £100-150.
Elsewhere in the auction there is a good selection of vintage quilts, including interesting North Country examples. Once of the highlights is an early 19th-century cotton patchwork quilt signed by Ann Booth and dated 1817, estimated at £300-500. Decorative early 20th century lace is joined by antique sewing accessories and samplers.
A strong offering of period and vintage costume is led by a late 19th-century yellow silk two-piece lady’s outfit, made by Mme Miles of 48 Abingdon Road, Kensington, estimated at £100-200, and a collection of 1920s to 1950s day and evening ware. Examples of 1970s costume includes outfits by Ossie Clark and Biba, and the sale also features a collection of Burberry coats from the 1980s and 1990s, which belonged to a sample maker who worked for the British designers for over two decades.
The sale also includes beautiful antique white cotton baby dresses and gowns, bowler and top hats, over-size advertising perfume bottles from the Jane Wilson Collection, and a vintage Louis Vuitton suitcase.
Modern designer accessories include colourful Hermès silk scarves, and leather handbags by Mulberry, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Of particular note is a Chanel midnight blue quilted leather handbag made circa 1989 to 1991, estimated at £1,200 – 1,800.