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1920s & 1930s Fashion
Welcome to the world of the 1920s and 30s, with beaded gowns, flapper dresses, cloches and the both the Depression glamour of bias cut 1930s evening dresses to the preview of shoulder pads on the eve of war.

1930s Vintage Print Cotton Smock Top Blouse with Red Roses

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1930s Vintage Print Cotton Smock Top Blouse with Red Roses SZ S-M

Vintage prints are the best. This easy fitting 1930s smock top has a large scale roses in medallions print on a black background. The medallions are white with blue borders and blue ribbons twining throughout. The print is set off with a red cotton yoke, cuffs and hem band. The top buttons at the front. These are not original, but are period.

Labels: none, appears home sewn

Size: Bust: 46”, Hips: 50”, Shoulders: 16.5”, Sleeves: 17”, Forearm Cuffs: 8.75”, CB Neck to Hem: 27”. PLEASE NOTE: the size of the cuffs for the forearm measurement - this is small.

Condition: Washed and ready to wear. No holes, replaced buttons (period). There is one mark as shown on the back yoke.

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1920s Gold and Chocolate Felt Vintage Hat with Stunning Ostrich Plumes

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1920s Gold and Chocolate Felt Vintage Hat with Stunning Ostrich Plumes

This gorgeous hat dates from the very late Teens, say, 1918, to the early 1920s. It’s a sturdy, stiff golden orange felt with a deep crown and a chocolate brown fur felt brim with matching band. The plumes are ostrich, dyed to match the felt, and set on wires loops. The lining is matching silk satin.

Label: None

Size: Crown: 23” Brim overall: 15.5” X 14”

Condition: Excellent. No stains, holes or signs of wear except for miniscule moth divots. This hat appears unworn. This lining is silk with a piped oval tip, and is set in correctly for the period.

Price: $116
1930s Vintage Shoes Cream Silk Satin D’Orsay T-Strap Evening Pumps SZ 7.5

Order #SH288
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1930s Vintage Shoes Cream Silk Satin D’Orsay T-Strap Evening Pumps SZ 7.5

I am a sucker for pretty evening shoes, especially if they are in a wearable size! These 1930s cream silk satin pumps have the T-straps configuration of the 30s, with a pleated vamp and rounded crossover toe detail. Silver buckles close the ankle straps. Rollman’s was an old Cincinnati Department from 1867 - 1960, when they were bought by Allied.

Label: Rollman’s Cincinnati

Size: Labeled a 7.5 AA. Width” 3”, Length: 9.75”, Heel: 2.5”.

Condition: Sturdy, but with soiling on the sides and toes, this can be seen in the photos.The soles show wear as shown.

Price:$28
1930s Chocolate Brown Wool Vintage Cape

Order #O431
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1930s Chocolate Brown Wool Vintage Cape

I have debated on the date of this cape. Could be 1910s, could be 1930s. It’s so classic, it’s hard to say. But the satin lining makes me lean to the 30s. The cape is a heavy weight Melton wool. With fold over collar and button tab. There are two arm vents. The lining is a bright brown satin with hands stitching at the vents and a pocket on the edge. A neat cape, and very wearable. Might be a good Steam punk impression?

Label: none

Size: CF Neck to Hem: 33”, Shoulders” approx 15”, CB Neck to Hem: 36” Hem Sweep: 136”

Condition: excellent. No moth holes or stains

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Vintage 1930s Child’s or Girl’s Printed Silk Dress with Cats

Order #D2481
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Vintage 1930s Child’s or Girl’s Printed Silk Dress with Cats

I don’t usually handle children’s clothing, but this print made me take it hoe! Royal blue cats with aqua stripes and orange eye with aqua mice - squee! This is a really lovely girl’s dress from the 1930s. It’s silk throughout with mother of pearl decorative buttons an cream collar and cuffs. These are finished with blue blanket stitch and small French knot in aqua. The front and back are gathered onto a shoulder yoke. Snap closures at the neck. There are loops under the collar that would control a ribbon tie if you wished to add one.

Label: Esmeralda 1306 Walnut St. Philadelphia

Size: Bust: 40",Shoulders: 11.5", Sleeves: 6", CB Neck to Hem: 26", Hem Sweep: 54"

Condition: Excellent with only a slight spot a shown on the collar.

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1920s Vintage Black Beaded Net Tabard with Jet Cabochons and Fringe SZ M

Order #D2474
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1920s Vintage Black Beaded Net Tabard with Jet Cabochons and Fringe SZ M

One of my recent happy finds. This mid 1920s black silk net tabard has open sides that are held together with large jet cabochons and two lower beaded straps at the hips. The jet cabochons are set on straps that also have wonderful, long beaded fringes with a chevron pattern. The bodice has large floral motifs with leaves in bugle beads and an allover linear background pattern that extends down to a deep border of flowers. A stunning garment. Is it wearable? Hard to say. The netting is fragile. It can be displayed. Possible worn with great care.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 36", Low Waist: 31", Hips: 40", Shoulders: 15", CB Neck to Hem: 22"

Condition: No stains. The shoulders have been reinforced with black lace (old work). There were losses at the shoulders and at the stress points at the hips were the cabochons straps are and these have been filled in with black cotton netting. We show close-ups of all these areas.

Price: $425
1920s Mint Green Silk Canton Embroidered with Roses

Order #A545
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1920s Mint Green Silk Canton Embroidered with Roses

Another one of our Ohio estate finds, this is a as pretty a color we have ever seen on one of these 1920s Canton or piano shawls. I can furnish the provenance to the purchaser. This mint green is a great color, with light and dark pink roses, blue flowers and green stems and leaves. The fringe is long, but simple.

Label: none

Size:50“ square, not including the 18.5” fringe

Condition: Excellent, with just one water ring as shown and a scattering of small brown spots as shown. No holes, all the fringe is present.

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1930s Cream Cotton Eastern European Peasant Blouse with Blue Embroidery

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1930s Cream Cotton Eastern European Peasant Blouse with Blue Embroidery SZ S

The 1920s and 1930s saw a real vogue for Eastern European folk influenced garments. The craftsmanship on these pieces is always amazing. I think great blouse may be Hungarian. It’s all hand sewn in cream cotton with smocking and embroidery in blue and a dark bronze floss. The arm bands are pulled work. The neckline closes with snaps and there is a side closure as well. We show this with the closures on the right side rather than left as that places the embroidery band on the front. It works either way though. The long sleeves have smocked cuffs and the waist has a band of smocking as well.

Label: none

Size: Bust: full, Waist: 25", Shoulders: approx 14” - 15”, Sleeves: 26",
CB Neck to Waist: 16" - 17"

Condition: Excellent, with one very faint spot on the cuff. No holes.Some of the dark smocking thread were broken and have been restitched.

Price: $95!
1920s Silk Black Velvet and Lace Dress with Ermine Trim

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1920s Silk Black Velvet and Lace Dress with Ermine Trim SZ L

This early 1920s evening dress has a great shape for the period, with a deep armholes and wide kimono sleeves. This could look boxy, but as the sides and upper sleeves are sheer lace, the body line shows quite well. The dress is black silk velvet with a light silk lace with medallion pattern and ermine trim at the bateau neckline. There is a black satin ribbon sash, with a square rosette of ribbon loops and ermine tails with long streamers at the left side front. The dress is unlined, so undergarments will show!

Label: None

Size: Bust: approx. 40", Low Waist: 40", Hips: approx. 54", Shoulders: approx. 15.5", Sleeves: 20", Shoulder to Low Waist: 19", Shoulder to Hem: 48", Hem Sweep: 56".

Condition: No spots, holes or stains. The lace at the top of the sleeve cap has been backed with black net and there are several small, discreet mends there.

Price: $175
1920s Vintage Black Silk Satin Dress with Blue Wool Trim, Beading and Lace SZ L

Order #MB541
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1920s Vintage Black Silk Satin Dress with Blue Wool Trim, Beading & Lace SZ L

I find this a fascinating combination of the later 18th C. and the 1920s.This nice sized c. 1924-5 silk satin dress has wonderful 18th C inspired ribbon ruching or robings curving along the side fronts and sleeves. The neckline also shows the 18th C. influence, as do the elbow length sleeves with lace frill and the curved and gathered side panels of the skirt. These bring to my mind panniers.The collar has a wired stand at the back, popular in the 1910s, and the square front neckline is finished with a cream lace. The front panel is blue wool with an inset of cream chiffon tucks down the center, outlined with bright yarn embroidery and beads. The dress opens at the side front and there is a cream silk under bodice with petersham waistband as is often seen in early 1920s construction.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: Interior bodice: 28", exterior Dress 40", High Hip: 42", Shoulders: 14", Sleeves: 13.5", CB Neck to Waist: 17", CB Neck to Hem: 47", Hem Sweep: 112"

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains.

Price: $200

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