The Washerwoman

Wednesday 23 January 2013

A rather special auction

 Following on from the Collectors Sale at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury last November the phone was soon ringing. Eager clients with costume, accessories, lace, fans and feathers wishing to discuss the possibility of parting with their collections.

 Many of the items consigned to the next sale have been worn, loved and then stored away by generations.

 As well as fashionable costume, there are also trimmings, textiles and cases of old sewing patterns.....

 These bolts of fine chiffon came from the well known tailors and purveyors of quality bespoke traditional country clothing, Huntsman of Savile Row. Alongside these textiles there will be jackets and suits made from Harris tweed in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as funky tweed coats. One of the best things about this collection is that the sizing is approximately a UK 14, a rarity in the world of Vintage!

Gentlemen will not be left out as there are vintage suits, jackets, ties, cravats and coats included in the sale.

 The on-line catalogue can be seen here. The sale is on Tuesday 26th February. Viewing is on Saturday 23rd February from 9.30 to 1 pm. Monday the 25th February from 9.30 to 6 pm and on the morning of the sale. Online bidding is available, please contact the Bristol office to register.


Unknown said...

It sounds like a wonderful collection i would love to view the clothes. dee x

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you Dee, shall I send you a catalogue?! x

Lucy said...

Oh my goodness!! So wish I lived closer so I could attend the auction. Such lovely stuff.

Ashley cramp said...

Oh my goodnes! those vintage trims have me foaming at the mouth?
d x

Midsummer Stitches said...

Hi there,
they sound amazing!
how do I get to bid online do you know?
inspiring blog as always! Looking forward to Newarke

BusyLizzie said...

I think you need to register at the
or phone the Bristol office on the Dreweatts website for guidance. Lizzie

Midsummer Stitches said...

Brilliant thank you

Hesta Nesta said...

Such beautiful things Liz, it must be like sorting through a treasure trove. See you soon.
Jo xx

BusyLizzie said...

Yes, is just that! Bloomin brilliant! xx

The Vintage Knitter said... They are so lovely. Sounds like it'll be a wonderful sale.

Bodkin said...

have fun at the fair. so miffed cannot make it . have one poorly boy off school. really wanted to see you all. hope you well. will read your blog in stead. love hx