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Pelton deep teal one-piece wool skirt swimsuit with attached shorts extending 2â€ť below bottom of suit and 2 belt loops for a white and black belt with an adjustable square sliver buckle. â€śBrassiere-in Pat. #1666504, Chicago. DATE: 1920s.
Pilgrim Brand burgundy V neck wool suit with 1â€ť wide black diagonal line across the front and around arm openings. Left shoulder has 2 buttons and bottom of skirt trimmed in 2-1/2â€ť black and burgundy stripes. Attached shorts extend 3â€ť below skirt. Length below knee. Boston, Mass. DATE: 1910s.
Alumesh is metal enameled aluminum beads that interlock into each other, also referred to as beadlite enamel, for its raised center resembling a bead. Inside pocket with labels read, â€śAlumesh Bags, Made in U.S.A. Pat. 78,124.â€ť Patent was granted March 26, 1929 by U.S. Patents and Trademarks online. DATE: 1930s. A large size alumesh â€śbeadâ€ť with 2 alumesh handles and a zippered closure. Dark brown silk like lining. 6-1/2â€ť x 11.â€ť
Medium size beads in a modernistic design with both geometric shapes and swirls in bright pink, yellowish green and aqua with black outlining. It has a fabric handle covered with the pink and aqua beads. Little remains of the original black linen lining. 6-1/2â€ť across the center and 6-1/4â€ť long.
Beaded bag of ecru crocheting and cobalt blue beads. The vertical striped design has beads in rows that graduate in size from a single bead to a row of 8 to 10 beads at the bottom. As the beads widens so does the shape of the bag. Very ornate oxidized metal frame in a floral motif embellished with two blue and a larger green stone. Bag has a ball and socket closure with a white and blue enameled flower around the socket. There is a metal chain.The dusty rose frayed silk lining has a ribbon of tiny pink flowers along the top edges and looks original. Bag 7â€ť wide at the bottom and 7â€ť long from the top of frame down.
Beaded bag, backing cream chamois, with rows of overlapping clear looped beads 3/4â€ť long. The ornate oxidized metal frame is embellished with small blue and green stones, two red squares and a snap closure with a large green dome shape celluloid â€śstone.â€ť There is a metal chain. Newer lining. Bag 6-1/2â€ť x 7.â€ť
Beaded bag, gray glass beads are the background for a bird of paradise peacock with a sweeping tail in vivid green, goldenrod yellow, deep blue, red and gold. The colors are repeated in the trim. The bag has van amber bakelite frame, kiss closure and chain. The lining is cream chamois leather. It is 8â€ť long from top of frame to bottom plus a 2â€ť looped fringe of the gray glass beads and touches of the green and red. Bag 6-3/4â€ť x 7-1/2â€ť from the bottom of the frame to the 2-1/2â€ť looped fringe.
Beaded bag, tiny white and clear bugle shaped beads in a asymmetrical floral motif. It has a metal frame in a brass like finish with an embossed leaf pattern, a kiss lock closure and a chain handle. Bag 7â€ť x 9-1/2â€ť plus 2-3/4â€ť looped fringe in alternating white and clear beads.
Beaded evening bag of tiny round black beads with overall design of 3 leaf clovers outlined with bugle style beads. Back of bag has just 3 larger clovers in the center. Beaded metal frame and handle, kiss lock closure, black silk lining with pocket and label â€śMagid, Made in Japan.â€ť The New York company was originally A.I. Magid Co., and became Magid Handbags around 1938. DATE: Difficult to say, probably 1950s or 60s.
Beaded wrist bag in a floral motif with a high neck frame, 2-1/2â€ť from top of ball and socket closure to the base. Background beads a very dark blueish purple with bright rose, pink and light green and black outlining. It is lined in a metallic brown fabric, looks original. 5â€ť x 7â€ť includes frame.
Beehive feather torque hat covered with small, stiffened royal blue feathers and touches of red, green and yellow feathers. Large overlapping light and wispy royal blue feathers circle the rim and frame the forehead. Interior wire rim is covered with blue velvet where it would touch the wearerâ€™s head. The hat has a stiff silky taffeta like lining. DATE: Circa 1955.
Belle-o-the ball Collapsible Hoop, cream color plastic in original â€śhat boxâ€ť carrying case in same plastic, 8-1/2â€ť diameter; includes small instruction booklet w/photographs and explanations of and folder in which two different shapes are illustrated and described, both on ecru paper with magenta. Clayton Manufacturing Co., Atlanta, Georgia. DATE: 1950s.
Belt or body, meant to be worn over a skirt or blouse. It is silk taffeta in pale pink and white stripes w/pink roses, green leaves and touches of purple around the top and bottom of the corset; decorative trim along the top and bottom edge; trim also used as shoulder straps, consists of a row of black and pink cording in curlicue design, a row of ecru ribbon w/pink roses and 1â€ť of silk ecru thread in thick bunches; along sides of the opening and around the back and sides to give it a tightly styled bodice w/a fan-pleat in the front (all lines coming together at the low waist point, creating a â€śVâ€ť shape.) Hand sewn eyelets without strings. Exceptional piece. DATE: 1860s.
Berkshire Stockings Box. Color Wood Smoke, inside of top â€śThe Home of Berkshire Stockings, Berkshire Knitting Mills, Reading, Pa.â€ť w/picture of factory.
Bes Ben Whimsy, body of hat is made of white stamped leather possibly alligator. The edges of all the leather are bordered with tiny white beads. There is a bow at center top and 4 bands extending downward like the longitude lines on a globe. There is another band across the bottom of the hat and where the vertical lines meet that band has 2 bows like the one at the top. A black net veil covers the hat and would cover pat of the face. A fixed to head with 2 black plastic combs. Called â€śChicagoâ€™s Mad Hatterâ€ť Mr. Green-Field was famous for his whimsical and elegant hats for women, including celebrities such as Lucile Ball, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlene Dietrich. DATE: 1960s.
Bes Ben Whimsy, the body of the hat is made of green fabric with an oval cut out in the center and free form cut out designs on the sides. The entire body of the hat is bordered in round clear beads. The hat is further embellished with 6 hand painted ceramic flowers. There is a green net veil over the hat. Two side combs for attaching. Label â€śBes Ben, Made in Chicago.â€ť Called â€śChicagoâ€™s Mad Hatterâ€ť Mr. Green-Field was famous for his whimsical and elegant hats for women, including celebrities such as Lucile Ball, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlene Dietrich. DATE: 1960s.
Bestformâ€™s Counter Display 16â€ť x 11â€ť w/a 3-dimensional celluloid woman in a teal and white bra and girdle and holding a jump rope. Text, â€śflirtation walk girdle, Frees You, gives as you walk, gives as you play, gives as you dance.â€ť Made of chipboard and framed in teal w/a pink center. DATE: 1950s.
Black acetate two piece suit.Â The skirt is very full, box pleated w/attached crinoline made of black acetate, white tulle and grosgrain ribbon trim in both black and mint green, w/a side metal zipper and two covered buttons at waist.Â Jacket is short w/short batwing sleeves which have a decorative cut at upper arm, fastens w/a large 1-1/4â€ť black plastic button, jacket fastens center front w/3 of the same buttons.Â DATE: Circa 1957.
Black Bonnet, with slightly raised crown, covered with a spiral of stiffened netting. Front center of bonnet extends out in triangular shape and is embellished with layers of black velvet, wire bows and a small round flower of tiny ebony ovals in the center. Circumference of the bonnet is covered with small daisy flowers made of millineryâ€™s wire. At the back is a black velvet bow and 3 large caltrops that rise over the crown (plants w/spiny heads or fruit like spikes), velvet stringers tie under the chin. Black silk lining. DATE: 1870s.
Black bucket shape hat with horizontal pleats of velvet and velvet covered wire rim. 18â€ť black velvet feather sweeps around from the back to the front of the hat. A sloped brim stands away from the face. Brim is 3â€ť wide at front and back, and 2â€ť at the sides. Hat is 8â€ť tall, 13â€ť front to back and 9â€ť measured over top of crown. The brim of the hat is lined in cream velvet, the rest in black silk, with velvet covering a wire rim; inside the top of the crown stamped in gold w/logo â€śChesebro Hats, 621 Grand Avenue, Milwaukee. DATE: Circa 1912.
Hoop Petticoat, black cotton with internal bustle created with heavy cording, cording runs inside entire circumference but is drawn in with elastic from side seam to side seam across the back creating bustle effect. 32â€ť center front, 37â€ť center back. DATE: Mid 1800s.
Black cotton poodle skirt w/a white poodle wearing a green collar w/an oriental motif and a leash made of silver bric-a-brac. Circle skirt, waist 24â€ť w/a side zipper and measure 24â€ť length. The poodle skirt was especially popular with teen-age girls. DATE:Â Mid to late 1950s.
Black crepe bolero jacket went to a two piece dress (the underdress pictured not the original dress) Jacket has short puffed sleeves with 7 self fabric covered buttons down the front. The entire surface is decorated with fringed black braid in a curlicue pattern.Â Label: Original Franklin Salon Fashion, Chicago.Â DATE: Circa 1938.
Black crepe evening pumps w/silver and gold leather trim and buckled strap at base of throat, just above the vamp; rhinestone studded buckle; silver leather 2-1/2â€ť Louis heel. Lined in white kid. Inner sole of left shoe says: Laird Schober & Co., Philadelphia, right shoe: T.A. Chapman Co., Milwaukee. Shoe probably a copy from shoemaker Costa of Paris. DATE: Mid-1920s.
Black crocheted and beaded bag over black fabric lining. The open work crocheted pattern creates 3 vertical stripes. The beads are sewed on top of the crocheting, with the open work exposing some of the fabric. The metal frame has an embossed water motif that includes a boat, ducks and lighthouse with flowers along the sides, a kiss lock closure and chain handle. The bag has easy movement because the crocheting and beading is only attached to the fabric along the edges. 5â€ť x 8â€ť plus 3/4â€ť looped fringe.
Black fabric cockade fan with small hand painted green leaves and yellow and blue flowers with red centers. The guards extend down a few inches below the fan creating a handle on each side, the two handles held together w/a metal clip that snaps in place over the guards. Wood guards covered w/black leather. Metal center hinge stamped â€śPat Feb 8, 1881.â€ť
Black feather brise fan, feathers get larger as they come to the center and then curve down along the top creating a dome shape. Fan decorated in floral motif with three hand painted birds. Sticks and guards in walnut color with a glossy finish. Light green ribbon woven through the sticks to keep them rigid, black tassel.
Black felt bandeau hat, back opening of bandeau has two corded circles, the left side of hat has a spiral of satin cord, the center of the spiral 2 tassels that hang down from the side. 6â€ť tassels label â€śMarche Hats, New Yorkâ€ť and â€śNew York Creation, 22.â€ť In 1940 the New York Dress Institute was formed between clothing manufacturers in New York and ILGWU to promote the city as a fashion center. Their label was â€śNew York Creation. DATE: Mid 1950s
Black felt hat made of mouse ear shaped segments of felt stitched together at the crown, decorated with a small mouse ear shaped piece and a â€śtailâ€ť which hangs down. DATE: 1950s.
Black felt hat with a black felt stylized feather and black veil. Shiny cord trim is affixed to the crown of the hat in a tentacle pattern. Black felt strap â€śNew York Creation, 22.â€ť In 1940 the New York Dress Institute was formed between clothing manufacturers in New York and ILGWU to promote the city as a fashion center. Their label was â€śNew York Creation.â€ť
Victorian black lace mitts (fingerless gloves) in a scroll motif, with a slight scallop along the top edge and a V shaped cuff. 24â€ť long. DATE: Late 1800s.
Lucite is the brand name for the polyacrylic material Dupont patented in 1931. It was popular with fashion designers because it could be easily molded and sculpted, enabling them to make purses in unusual and fun shapes. DATED: 1950s. Black Lucite purse with a cylindrical body and a raised transparent lid carved with squares and rectangles. It has a clear Lucite handle, a black Lucite snap on closure and 4 round feet. The top of the inside hinge says, â€śToro, Dist NYC.â€ť Bag 8â€™ x 4-3/4â€ť x 4.â€ť
Black micro-beaded and lucite purse in a half moon shape. The body of the bag is beaded, including the double braided handle, the lid and 1â€ť edging along the top of the purse are lucite in a pearlized maple wood grain. The stationary decorative bar on the lid snaps over the purse to close. Black silk lining with pocket and half moon mirror on the inside of the lid. Purse 8-1/2â€ť x 5-3/4â€ť x 3-3/4â€ť at its deepest. DATE: 1950s.
Small 7â€ť x 8â€ť black moire taffeta bum pad trimmed in black silk lace tied in back w/black quill tape hand made, probably stuffed w/horsehair. The bum pad creates a smooth slope at the back of the skirt. DATE: Circa 1877.
Black painted wood sticks form the background for a hand painted pastoral night scene of a man courting a woman while a second woman watches from behind a tree. Clothing reminiscent of the late 19th century, in rose, yellow and blue, with the colors repeated in the flowers along the top edge of the black fabric leaf. Sponge painted foliage. Gold swirly designs on the guards and sticks. Fan signed V. Maut.
Black prairie bonnet, fabric feels like stiffened organza. Along the crown and sides is a 2-1/2â€ť soft ruffle brim framing the face. Attached to the crown at the back of the bonnet is a gathered and puffy round piece of the organza w/a 30â€ť circumference. The bonnet has a curtain w/a large black bow and 2 stringers tie into a bow under the chin. Quilting backed w/buckram.
Black Quilted Bonnet, folded back brim frames face, 18â€ť height includes a 9â€ť curtain, brown stitching. Possibly an Amish mourning cap. DATE: 1860s.
Black satin and lace fan with a scalloped edge, spray of pink and white stemmed flowers and sprinkle of tiny silver sequins in shape of stars and circle. Pink faux mother of pearl sticks and guards.
Black satin Mourning Fan with 3 black ornately patterned lace flowers and leaves appliquĂ©d in center of leaf and along the rivet, black wood sticks and guards w/intricately carved pattern along top quarter. 14â€ť long w/23â€ť expansion.
Black satin Reticule with narrow piece of black satin ribbon on each side that are connected with a large grosgrain ribbon bow for carrying. There are 7 crocheted rings in a circular pattern on the front and a 2â€ť stiffened circle on the back. 5â€ť at its widest x 5-1/4.â€ť DATE: 1890s.
Black shoes w/1â€ť leather band across throat, just under triangular stand-up tongue; band has 2 small button holes with 1/4â€ť diameter gray pearl buttons; 2-1/2â€ť brownish black stacked wood, narrow and extremely pointed vamp. Lining white kid. DATE: Edwardian period, 1900 to 1915.
Black shoes w/two eyelets, black velvet laces and pointed leather tongue, black stacked wood 2-1/2â€ť Louis heel. Narrow and extremely pointed vamp, brown leather lining, inner sole says: Feltman-Curme. Factory in Portland, Oregon. DATE: Edwardian period, 1900 to 1915/20.
Black silk bag, front embroidered is soft hues of pink, magenta, blue and green. The colors are repeated in the enameled flowers on the gold tone frame, the frame is also embellished with an intricate design of micro gold and white beads. The beads also cover the flip up teardrop pendant clasp. The backside of the pendant has a line of the white beads. The silk lining is a soft gold with 2 pockets and a â€śMade in Franceâ€ť label. It is 9â€ť at its widest x 6â€ť with a 4â€ť drop down chain handle.
Black silk bag and handle, front and back embroidered in soft hues of pink, magenta, coral, yellow and varying shades of green. The top of the gold tone frame is embellished with small stones, in the center is a hinged carbuncle cabochon circled with smaller stones clasp. Self fabric lining with pockets and attached coin purse. Although there is no label all comparable bags I have seen have been made in France. 10-1/2â€ť at it widest and 7-1/2â€ť from bottom to top of frame and 7â€ť drop down handle.
Black silk belt or body, meant to be worn over a skirt or blouse. Bunches of 3 ebony beads are hand sewn over the entire front and back. It is boned, center back lacing w/dark brown cord and 10 hand stitched eyelets. All lines come together at the front in a low waist point, creating a â€śVâ€ť shape. Lined in light brown silk. Most of original black lace trim is gone. Circa: 1861.
Black silk belt or body, meant to be worn over a skirt or blouse. It is boned, laces at center back w/black cord and hand stitched eyelets. There are 10 pair of eyelets at the center back; on either side of the center back opening are 2 additional openings w/3 pairs of eyelets each, laced with black cord. DATE: Circa: 1861.