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    Antique 1910 - 1920 French Abalone Shell Opera Glasses - New! Antique 1910 - 1920 French Abalone Shell Opera Glasses - New! Quick View
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    Antique 1910 - 1920 French Abalone Shell Opera Glasses - New!

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    Details

    Age: circa 1910-1920
    Material: Abalone shell in brass frame
    Origin: France
    Lens: Le Fils
    Case: Leather

     

    Description

    * Lovely pair of abalone shell  opera glasses in purple pearlescent shades

    * Fully functioning extending/focusing mechanism 

    * Original carrying case made of leather with bee symbol for France

     

    Comment

    The opera glasses are in great condition considering age with the following minor blemishes - small amount of tarnish to brass and minor scratches. While, the original patina remains on the frame, this can be polished if desired. The carrying case has had some use, missing internal lining in lid. All in all, in great condition considering the age of this piece. Price has been adjusted to reflect these minor imperfections.

    We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item or to negotiate a mutually agreeable lay-by arrangement.  If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - drop us a line, we would love to accommodate you with a listing!

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

    Please Note: Care is taken in the reproduction of photos to ensure the most accurate depiction, however monitor colours can vary between devices due to differences in settings. If colour verification is critical, please contact us and we will give you the universal Pantone colour that matches the item.

     

     

  • Original 1910 - 1920s RARE French Floral Robe de Style Dress  - New! Original 1910 - 1920s RARE French Floral Robe de Style Dress  - New! Quick View
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    • Original 1910 - 1920s RARE French Floral Robe de Style Dress  - New!

    Original 1910 - 1920s RARE French Floral Robe de Style Dress - New!

    $1,200.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium 

    Bust: 40 inches + 101.60 cm 

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.52 cm

    Waist: 30 inches +76.20 cm

    Total Length: 48 inches + 121.92 cm

     

    Description

    * Original 1920s elaborate French robe de style dress

    * Beautiful rose floral patterned organdy dress, with lace, black satin and silk.

    * Natural waist with flounced skirt that features pouches on each hipline

    * Black attached apron over-bodice, draping low at back & threaded with lilac ribbon

    * Round scooped neckline edged in lace

    * Gathered sleeves with lace trim

    * A museum-worthy gown

    Robe de Style

    The French couturier Jeanne Lanvin is credited with resurrecting the classic wide-skirted 18th Century gowns and bringing it up to date to suit the tastes of fashionable 1920s women. The robe de style featured a close fit bodice and a longer, fuller skirt. In fact, some of the skirts were so full that they required side petticoats, panniers, or hoops.  The overall fullness of the dress worked well for just about any age or figure. This made it a good option both for the younger ladies of the Jazz Age, who were too young for the flapper craze, as well as, ironically, their mothers who may have preferred a style that was more forgiving.

    Silk taffeta, velvet, satin, and a sheer lightweight fabric called organdy were common for the elegant robes de style. In 1921-1923 day, and afternoon versions of the robe de style were seen on trend alongside the straight chemise dresses. The day versions were less full at the hip without the need for padded undergarments. Fullness was added to the hips with ruffles, pleats, apron treatments and layers of net or tulle. The waistband was very wide and did not always sit at the low waist but at the natural or even empire line, the hem was always long often nearing the ankle line. The style remained in vogue until the late 1930s, when the advent of WW2, and its restrictions on fabric, caused the silhouette to become outmoded.

     

    Comment

    This is a fabulous and very rare, early 1920s dress - worthy of a museum. It is in great condition for its age with some minor flaws including some pinholes to fabric, missing hooks and eyes in a couple of places, wear to silk ribbon, some unravelling of thread near waist. There is a little bit of damage to the internal lining which has a couple of small tears but this cannot be seen from front and could be repaired. 

    We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item or to negotiate a mutually agreeable lay-by arrangement.  If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - drop us a line, we would love to accommodate you with a listing!

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance occurs.

     

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    Vintage 1910 Ivory Net Lace and Tulle Day Dress Vintage 1910 Ivory Net Lace and Tulle Day Dress Quick View
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    Vintage 1910 Ivory Net Lace and Tulle Day Dress

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86.36 cm

    Waist: 26.5 inches + 67.31 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 49 inches + 124.46 cm

     

    Description

     *1910s ivory net lace day dress

    * High waist featuring spiral patterned netting

    * Additional panel insert around hipline featuring wide border of net lace

    * Hipline features ivory velvet ribbon border decoration

    * Fully lined

    * Snaps closed at back (although most snaps are now missing)

     

    Comment

    This dress is over 100 years old and has had a previous life. Whilst the dress presents beautifully, there are minor flaws apparent including pinholes to netting and a number of earlier repairs to netting. These flaws are reflected in the price of this pretty dress and an example of these flaws is shown in the last photograph. 

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

     

  • Vintage 1910s German Silver Headpiece With Corsage Vintage 1910s German Silver Headpiece With Corsage Quick View
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    • Vintage 1910s German Silver Headpiece With Corsage
    • Vintage 1910s German Silver Headpiece With Corsage

    Vintage 1910s German Silver Headpiece With Corsage

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Width:   Adjustable shape all components can be moved

    Widest Point: 2 inches  + 5.08 cm

    Length circumference: 9 inches + 22.86 cm

     

    Description

    * Antique floral wreath consisting of myrtle flowers and leaves

    * Can be used as a tiara or wrapped in hair at back or side

    * 800g German silver

    * Provisions to add elastic for added security

    * Matching myrtle leaf corsage

     

    Comment

    This headpiece is rare and very collectible. They are European and were traditionally worn by brides for over a hundred years up until  the 1960's when they went out of vogue.  The myrtle flowers represent Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and immortality. This piece shows some tarnish which can be cleaned if desired.

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.