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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Gentleman's striped silk chapan. Ivory stripes alternate with wine-and-gold chevrons. NEW LISTING
Silk fringe jacket, 1960s. Closes in front and can be worn open or closed. NEW LISTING
Beaded velvet flapper cloche, late 1920s. Embellished with faceted black glass beads. NEW LISTING
Austrian plush cloche hat, 1920s. Divine Deco decoration on brim. NEW LISTING
Flapper velvet skull cap, late 1920s. What a charming large bow in back! NEW LISTING
Lace trimmed embroidered tea dress, c.1908. Fab price with a little TCL! NEW LISTING
Edwardian silk skirt with train, c.1905. A symphony in silk floss! NEW LISTING
Satin evening dress, 1940s. Square shoulders à la Adrian. NEW LISTING
Oscar de La Renta evening dress, 1980s. Sexy and ultra-stylish! NEW LISTING
Handmade crochet lace gloves accented with mother-of-pearl button, 1930s.
1930s bias-cut chiffon/lace nightgown with ribbon floral bouquet.
Black lace mantilla and lace scarf, 1950s—a great price when bought together.
Black lace tap pants with scalloped bands of lace edging, 1930s.
Handmade Irish crochet lace gloves with Irish crochet roses, 1930s.
Silver brocade evening shoes, c.1925. Chic T-straps and Louis heels.
Princess line, full length petticoat: smooth fit.
Chinese hand-embroidered silk shawl—a great value!
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!
Pair of fine whitework sleeves, 1840s: dress an antique doll!
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.
Pair of Victorian lace/tulle sleeves for a restoration project. Sold
Appliquéd, 1960s beaded evening cape. Fab 3-dimensional flowers.
Embroidered silk faille purse, c.1918. Petit point floral decoration on 1 side.
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. Sold
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.