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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.

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: $636
Vintage 1920s Black Beaded Mesh Sash Belt or Necklace

Order #A549
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Vintage 1920s Black Beaded Mesh Sash Belt or Necklace

Your choice: beaded belt or necklace! This 1920s piece is black beaded mesh with pointed ends and wrapped tails to simulate tassels. It is very long. Long enough to wrap twice around the hips and have long ends on my mannequins, long enough to drape like a scarf, and when worn wrapped like a choker, the ends are floor length. The beads are glass with tiny rocailles and larger cabochons.

Label: none

Size: Width: 1.5”, Length: 125”

Condition: Clean, no holes. Very few, if any, missing beads. There are 2 sections were the cotton(?) mesh has lightened to brown. This shows much more on the reverse side.

Price: $45
1920s Vintage Black & White Linen Vest & Golf Knickers Set By Jack Tar Togs SZ S-M

Order #MI637
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1920s Vintage Black & White Linen Vest & Golf Knickers Set By Jack Tar Togs SZ S-M

This great 1920s sportswear set shows what women were wearing for outdoor summer sports such as golf and hiking. I suspect these were worn with knee socks and brogues. The fabric is a black and white tweed weave linen. The sleeveless open vest closes with the two button belt only. There are patch pockets at the hip. The knickers close with button falls at each side and there is a matching belt. The knees fasten with button tabs. This is a great set for cycling, hiking, golf, even riding. We show it with a blouse and tie for effect - these are not included.

Label: both pieces: Jack Tar Togs

Size: Vest: would fit up to a Bust: 36". Bust: 34” - 35”, Low Waist: 37" , CB Neck to Low Waist: 19”, Neck to Hem: 26.5"
Knickers: Waist: 29" , Hips: 40", Outseam: 25.5", Inseam: 15.5"

Condition: Excellent, with no stains , spots, holes or repairs. Very Fresh and Crisp. The knee band buttons have been replaced with period buttons.

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1920s - 1930s Vintage Black Rayon Belted Cardigan SZ S

Order #SW135
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1920s - 1930s Vintage Black Rayon Belted Cardigan SZ S

The 1920s and 30s saw some really nice knitwear come into fashion. This open front cardigan has a shawl collar with pointelle motifs on the long lapels, straight fronts and a low waist belt with covered buckle. There are knit welt pockets at the hips and the sleeves have turn back cuffs. Perfect for a slouchy 30s look - add a beret and you have Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde.

Label: none

Size: Taken unstretched. Bust: 36", Low Waist: 33" , Shoulders: 15" , Sleeves: 23" , CB Neck to Low Waist: 18”, Neck to Hem: 25".

Condition: Excellent, no spots, no holes.

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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.

Price: $195
1930s Bold Floral Print Crepe Vintage Dress with Bolero

Order #D2463
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1930s Bold Floral Print Crepe Vintage Dress with Bolero SZ M

This boldly printed rayon crepe dress has a black background with royal blue, purple, red, white and green  flowers. The bodice has a square neckline with a deep V back, where is closes with covered buttons and rouleau loops. The inset above the buttons closes with snaps. The elbow length sleeves have shoulder fullness with faux ties and sleeve headers for that late 30s line. The skirt has an empire line in the front and drops to the waist at the center back. The sleeveless bolero matches, and has an open front with curved edges.

Label: bolero has remains of a manufacturers Lot tag

Size: Bust: 40", Waist: 32", Hips: 46", Shoulders: 16.5", Shoulder to Waist: 16", Shoulder to Hem: Front 54" Back : 57", Hem Sweep: 104"
Bolero: Bust 38", CB Neck to Hem: 15.75"

Condition: Excellent, no stains or holes.

Price: $135
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: $125
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: $210
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: $275
1930s Vintage Pink Lace Belted Dress SZ M Petite

Order #D2377
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1930s Vintage Pink Lace Belted Dress SZ M Petite

This is a charming pink lace dress from the late 1930s, or very early 1940s. The bodice has waist tucks and radiating neckline darts with a curved neckline. The bodice closes at center front with hidden Bakelite buttons, while the puffed sleeves have gathers, hem tucks and sleeve headers. The skirt has knife pleats across the front breaking from the hip level. Side snap closure, and what appears to be the original belt in white rayon cordι thread with white plastic slide buckle.

Label: None

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 30", Hips: 36", Shoulders: 13", Sleeves: 10.5", CB Neck to Waist: 14", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 52"

Condition: Very Good. One discoloration on the front skirt as shown. This has been hand washed. No holes or other spots.

Price: $75

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