This section of Vintage Textile is for clients looking for that special “find” that does not fit into one of my major categories. Here is where the vintage clothing collector with an eye for value will discover the hidden treasure that makes the chase so enjoyable. Happy hunting! All items in the Treasure Hunt are sold "as is" and all sales are final!
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1930s bias-cut chiffon/lace nightgown with ribbon floral bouquet. NEW LISTING
Embroidered silk faille purse, c.1918. Petit point floral decoration on 1 side. NEW LISTING
Appliquéd, 1960s beaded evening cape. Fab 3-dimensional flowers. NEW LISTING
Ruth Starling polished cotton sundress, 1950s. What a cheerful floral print! NEW LISTING Sold
Pair of Victorian lace/tulle sleeves for a restoration project. NEW LISTING
1960s rayon crepe party dress in with the LBD style. NEW LISTING
Handmade Irish crochet lace gloves with Irish crochet roses, 1930s. NEW LISTING
Handmade crochet lace gloves accented with mother-of-pearl button, 1930s. NEW LISTING
Pair of fine whitework sleeves, 1840s: dress an antique doll! NEW LISTING
Black lace mantilla and lace scarf, 1950s—a great price when bought together. NEW LISTING
Black lace tap pants with scalloped bands of lace edging, 1930s. NEW LISTING
Silver brocade evening shoes, c.1925. Chic T-straps and Louis heels.
Gertrude Lawrence Fashions evening dress—sexy 1940s glamour! NEW LISTING Sold
Princess line, full length petticoat: smooth fit. NEW LISTING
Chinese hand-embroidered silk shawl—a great value! NEW LISTING
Silk taffeta ball gown, c.1870. Made from glowing gold taffeta.
Satin wedding dress trimmed with Cluny lace and pearls, c.1910. Fab long back train!
Beaded silk chiffon evening dress, 1930s. A simple repair project will make this one worth $550!
Chiffon and lace teddy, 1920s. Trimmed with a delightful bouquet of ribbon art flowers. Sold
Cotton print day dress, c.1867. Full skirt (longer in back) anticipates the move to the bustle style.
Appliquéd wool coat, c.1916. Black marabou collar & cuffs and appliqué trim add graphic contrast.
18th-century-style costume from 1920s. Mode à la Marie Antoinette!
Satin brocade panel with matching trim, 1920s. Almost 2 yards long.
Two-tone leather baby shoes, c.1900. Pink/black combo is au courant. Sold
Intricately carved early plastic comb, c.1910. Hand carved pattern.
Beaded silk charmeuse caftan, 1920s. Embellished with wide bands of navy bugle beads.
Gold lamé evening dress, 1940s. Here are Adrian's built-up shoulders designed for Joan Crawford.
Edwardian embroidered summer tea dress, c.1908. Smart embroidered cutwork.
Qing dynasty embroidered wedding skirt, c.1890. Two elaborately hand-embroidered figural panels.
Lace trimmed tea dress, c.1914. A square armistice-style neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves.
Bias cut satin slip, 1950s. Charming leaf appliqués.
Child's high button boots, 1880s-1890s. Made from adorable red leather with flat leather soles.
Silk costume bag trimmed with metallic lace, 1920s. 2 little fabric roses.