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Costume accessories are some of the most interesting and charming antiques to buy and collect. These were some of the most personal items used, handled and loved by their original owners. From fans to jewellery, to hats to clothing itself. Each item has an intimate story. Who used this piece? And why?
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STUNNING ORNATE VICTORIAN PICTORAL PRINTED FAN WITH CARVED BONE STICKS
This is a wonderful, ornate and unusual fan with shaped and carved bone sticks, and a printed mount depicting 17th century images of what appears to be Charles II and his family, perhaps made to commemorate the Restoration. With lovely gilt detail and in good overall condition commensurate with its age. There are a few slight old repairs but there is one broken stick which would require a professional mend. It still works very well and just requires a little care when closing it. £110
BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN PRINTED ROMANTIC PICTORIAL FAN WITH DECORATED BONE STICKS
This charming fan depicts a romantic pastoral scene of lovers being serenaded by a lute player and has lovely gilded scroll decoration. Excellent overall condition, just a couple of small tears to the mount but the sticks seem to be in good working order. A wonderful item in great condition! £95
DELICATE CARVED AND PIERCED FILIGREE BONE BRISÉ FAN
Very much in the Regency style, and probably dating to the later Victorian period, this lovely small carved bone fan has delicate filigree pattern and strung together with ribbon. Excellent condition and full working order. £55
SWEET REGENCY STYLE CELLULOID BRISÉ FAN
Likely Edwardian or a little later, this lovely little fan is very much in the Regency style of small portable brisé fans and made from a celluloid to simulate ivory and in a rich cream colour. Excellent overall condition and full working order. £38
PRINTED 1920S PAPER FAN WITH WOODEN STICKS AS LISTED
So many beautiful fans were printed at this point often for promotional use, often fragile as they were designed almost as throwaways its always great to find them in good condition as they have stunning patterns and colours! Some of these will have small damages or repairs as show in the pictures but feel free to ask for more information on any one you like!
£25 - £35 each depending on condition.
GORGEOUS REGENCY STYLE FAN WITH INLAID BONE STICKS
In superb overall condition, with a lovely understated mount in earthy tones and ornamented with subtle sequins. The sticks are bone inlaid with silver. This is very much the right size for Regency but could be a little later. £75
SWEET 1920S BEADED PURSE WITH IVORINE CLASP
In gorgeous condition with original lining that has no damage, and no visible beading loss. This is a sweet little purse in pleasing colours that is absolutely usable! £38
STUNNING 1920S BEADED BAG WITH TORTOISESHELL FRAME AND CLASP
This is a gobsmackingly gorgeous 1920s beaded bag with original tortoiseshell frame and loops with a beaded handle, original interior. Oh the parties this could have been too! In superb condition, a few very small areas of loss and the interior has the expected wear but is not shredded. Well made and with a good weight. 18cm wide at the widest point, 35cm from top of handle to the bottom. £65
VICTORIAN STYLE FLORAL TAPESTRY BAG WITH CHAIN HANDLE AND BLUE SILK INTERIOR
Probably dating to a little later, circa - 1910-20 this little purse is in great overall condition with original blue silk interior intact and chain handle. No visible damage or holes and working clasp. £28
BEAUTIFUL EDWARDIAN / 1920S BEADED HANDBAG
A lovely period piece in great condition, with just a couple of very small areas of loose beading. The tortoiseshell loops and interior is in good order so with careful handling it could be regularly used for your favourite 20s costume! £45
ORIENTAL STYLE BLACK PAPER FAN WITH PAINTED FLOWERS
Sometimes the most simple styles are the best and this is no exception! Hand painted with simple white blossoms, this folding paper fan could easily evoke a tranquil Japanese garden. Excellent condition. £28
BLACK SILK EMBROIDERED MOURNING FAN WITH WOODEN STICKS
Embroidered subtly with metallic thread, this lovely solid fan is beautifully indicative of a mourning piece from the late Victorian / Edwardian era. One guard stick has a break which has been mended. £40
BEAUTIFUL EDWARDIAN SILK GAUZE FAN WITH SILVER INLAID BONE STICKS AND SEQUIN EMBROIDERY
A lovely large and elegant carved bone fan with inlaid silver. The cream silk gauze fan has a subtle sequin embroidered design, a couple of very small areas of wear to the delicate gauze. One of the guard sticks has had an old repair but in good working order. 14" (36cm) long, 26" (66 cm) wide when open. £65
LARGE 1920S PAINTED PAPER FAN WITH DECORATED WOODEN STICKS
This is a beautiful large hand painted paper fan circa 1920s decorated with floral and oriental motifs, a lovely example of early Art Deco. Some small tears to the paper but otherwise in great condition. £35
VINTAGE PAINTED WOOD AND LACE FAN WITH SEQUIN DETAIL
A charming vintage fan with lace and sequin deail and painted wooden sticks in excellent overall condition. £20
LATE VICTORIAN CREAM SILK FAN WITH CARVED BONE STICKS
A great every day piece in superb condition. The bone sticks are carved and pierced with a subtle design and the plain silk mount is in excellent condition. Ready to use at your first ball! £50
1920S BLACK AND BLUE WOVEN BAG WITH WRIST STRAP
A lovely chic piece of Deco styling! Some very small repairs possibly to the inside where the handles are attached but otherwise great overall condition. Measures 6.5" at the widest point. £28
CREAM BEAD EMBROIDERED 1920S EVENING PURSE
This is a charming little cream and beaded 1920s evening purse in great overall condition. A slight loosening of the beads and a tiny rust patch where the fastener has stained the internal fabric is the only damage. £22
VINTAGE ACKERY BLACK LEATHER HANDBAG CLUTCH WITH OPTIONAL CHAIN HANDLE
Ackery have been making fine quality leather handbags since 1925 and have numbered Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher among their clients! This gorgeous quality vintage bag has a faux tortoiseshell clasp and gilt accepts and an optional chain handle that folds beautifully into the bag when not in use! 12" wide. £30.
VINTAGE 1960S FAUX CROCODILE SQUARE HANDBAG
This fantastic square mock crocodile handbag probably dates to the 1960s-70s and is in fantastic condition. It has a large capacity so you can definitely fit your phone, purse and a pair of flats at the very least! Perfect addition to your retro cool outfit! 11" wide. £35
SELECTION OF VINTAGE FAUX CROCODILE HANDBAGS
A selection of vintage mock crocodile handbags and clutch bags. Perfect for some vintage styling and to create a period aesthetic to any outfit. £20 each
VINTAGE BROWN LEATHER JONELLE HANDBAG
This is a very smart brown leather handbag from Jonelle which would grace any period look from the 1940s onwards and in superb overall condition. A little light wear to the corners on the exterior, but otherwise the inside is immaculate. 12" wide. £25
1920S/30S LEATHER PURSE WITH NOTECASE
A super useful 1920s/30s leather purse with change compartments and a full fold down note holder with elastic! Perfect for the organised lady or gent! The exterior has some wear but the inside is in great overall condition. £22
EARLY 20TH CENTURY MEN'S LEATHER CARD CASE / POCKET BOOK
The essential gent's accessory from the late 19th - early 20th century. These leather card cases can store your calling cards, money and love letters with ease. The ones with initials are particularly curious - I'd love to know what "H.G.G." kept in his! £20 each