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Civil War Era Original Wire Dress Skirt Hoop With Pat'd Dates

Civil War Era Original Wire Dress Skirt Hoop With Pat'd Dates

Here is a wonderful original Civil War era collapsible  wire skirt or dress hoop. The wires are covered, although overtime some wires are now exposed.  Buckle on the waist band to adjust the fit. Also on the waistband is stamped the word "Zephr (name of company or style of hoop? - I think the latter). Also stamped on the waist band are three pat'd dates although very difficult to rea…

Oh Those Pretty Blue Calicos ~ Country Textiles Of The Past

What do country primitives collectors and dealers look for in textiles?  One of the choices are garments, quilts, yardage and others items made of blue calico fabric.  Color range from the Cadet blue to the deep Indigo.  Date period from the early 19th century through the early 20th century.  Here is a picture portfolio of a small selection representing that awesome color and f…
Civil War To Late Victorian White Chantilly Lace Shawl ~ Flowers And Ferns

Civil War To Late Victorian White Chantilly Lace Shawl ~ Flowers And Ferns

A fantastic gorgeous Civil War era - to later Victorian white Chantilly lace shawl. The shawl is in an all over flora in large flowers and fern pattern punctuated with smaller sprays of flowers. A pleasing design showing off the scallop border on   the triangle shape of the edge.  . Length of the shawl from center back, to the point is 54" long. 112" at the longest side of the t…
To Dazzle The Eye ~  A Flapper Era 1920s Silk Ribbon Rosette Powder Puff Purse

To Dazzle The Eye ~ A Flapper Era 1920s Silk Ribbon Rosette Powder Puff Purse

Oh, I love this delicate and dazzling powder puff purse from the Roaring 20's!  Made of silk edged with lace and embellished with tiny rosette yardage, it is a piece of eye candy. The side is made of pleated silk, separated from the upper part, by a row of lace. Drawstrings at the top secure the opening of the dance purse. A round mirror forms the base. The condition is as excellent as…
To Wow You ~ An Edwardian 1920's Paisley Handbag With Grande Maison De Blanc NY Label

To Wow You ~ An Edwardian 1920's Paisley Handbag With Grande Maison De Blanc NY Label

Wow! Here is an awesome purse from decades past.  Dating from the Edwardian - 1920's era, the purse features a paisley fabric with a beautiful silk water taffeta moire interior.A suede leather framework with brass catch to open and close the bag. Suede tab on the front with initials of C.E.D. A heavier style rope braid handle straps, with interesting knot in the center, for carrying the purs…
The Opulent Flapper Age ~ A Discerning Helmet Style Cloche Hat

The Opulent Flapper Age ~ A Discerning Helmet Style Cloche Hat

Here's a extraordinary vintage 1920's cloche hat, in what is called a helmet style.  It has applied horsehair braid, sewn in loops and scrolls, completely covering the hat for a stunning design.  Wow!  Crown of hat is made in 6 panels with each panel coming to a point at the top. Yet, another panel is sewn the circumference around the lower edge of hat. A short pleated ruffle of a…