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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 Mint Green Silk Canton Embroidered with Roses

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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

Order #MB552
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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 Black Silk Velvet Vintage Dress with Shirring

Order #2444
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1920s Black Silk Velvet Vintage Dress with Shirring SZ M-L

This 1920s dress has wonderfully textural shirring details at the sleeves, neckline and front hips. The shirring drapes the fabric and gives the dress definition. The front has a long opening from neck to waist that is backed by a cream silk satin panel. The neckline hooks and there are side snaps. The waist is slightly dropped, but not extreme as you can see from the waist seam placement at the back. The long sleeves are full at the forearm and taper to a fitted wrist with snap closure. The back bodice is cut with a shoulder yoke that extends into a dropped armhole.

Label: None

Size: Bust: 44", Low Waist: 36", Hips: 48", Shoulders: 15" - 16", Sleeves:26", CB Neck to Waist: 18", CB Neck to Hem: 53", Hem Sweep: 66".

Condition: No spots, holes or stains. The modesty panel is as originally attached at the waist and shoulders, but is free in between. With a lot of arm movement, there could be some exposure of a slip.

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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
1920s Beaded and Fringed Midnight Blue Silk Chiffon Vintage Dress

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1920s Beaded and Fringed Midnight Blue Silk Chiffon Vintage Dress SZ S

This early 1920s dress has wonderful clear glass beading on am ethnic style on the gathered chiffon skirt, the outer sleeves and the neckline. It also has beaded loop fringe at the sleeve hems and zigzag skirt hem. The chiffon is used over a matching silk satins. There is a soft chiffon sash at the slightly dropped waist. The dress closes with snaps at the side front. A lovely dress with nice movement.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 34", Low Waist: 30", Hips: Free, Shoulders: 13", Sleeves: 14", Shoulder to Low Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 31", Hem Sweep of lining: 56"

Condition: Very Good, with no spots. There are two repairs at the left underarm (one is a section backed with silk chiffon using hand stitches, the other is a matching chiffon square piece seamed in at the underarm seam, and a break in the chiffon near those, all as shown.

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1930s Vintage Pink Lace Belted Dress SZ M Petite

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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 cordé 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
1930s Vintage Evening Dress in Teal Lace

Order #D2339
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1930s Vintage Evening Dress in Teal Lace SZ XS

This later 1930s lace dress Is a wonderful shade of teal blue. It has a long , slim line with a flared skirt, long sleeves and an open collar line. The color is set off by a coordinating taffeta slip that may be a later addition. The dress has a matching belt. It’s simple dress, but the color makes it. The dress closes on the side with snaps and hooks, the slip on the side with a metal zipper.
Label: none

Size: Bust: 34", Waist: 27", Hips: 36”, Shoulders: 14", Sleeves: 22", CB Neck to Waist: 17",Waist to Hem: 40”.

Condition: The dress is very good, with a few discreet lace mends. The belt buckle is soiled and frayed. The slip is excellent.

SOLD!

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