A quantity of costume, fancy dress, textiles and a paper decorated trunk, mainly 19th and 20th century
including an ivory-coloured lace and mother-of-pearl fan with silver metal and 'jewelled' mount and monogram MI or IM, in associated satin box, labelled J Duvelleroy, with unrelated stick; a faux-tortoiseshell comb set with pastes and a pair of tortoiseshell horseshoe- shaped hair combs with silver-metal mounts set with pastes; a white ostrich feather fan with mother-of-pearl mounts decorated in silver and gilt metal, in a box probably associated labelled J Duvelleroy, also containing: two related sticks; a good lace cap, possibly 18th century; a muslin cap; a pair of black knitted lace mittens; a good ivory-coloured single knitted mitten with flower trails; another single mitten; a paste tiara; black beaded evening bag; a length of ribbon; a Victorian mourning bodice, with jet beading and lace decoration; a checked silk blouse; a Turkish lady’s robe (entari), 19th century, fur trimming to neckline possibly later; a Turkish towel embroidered with flower sprays and another plain towel; an Ottoman embroidered neckline insert; four regional Ottoman boleros; various clothing mainly 1920s and 30s including an evening jacket in floral lame brocade with fur collar, labelled; Harvey Nichol’s Knightsbridge; a bolero in brocaded black silk with large flower motif; black and silver lame evening cape; blue and gilt metal brocade pleated blouse; two evening dresses in black and blue velvet; six stoles, variously in black, blue, embroidered gauze, beaded tulle, ivory wool and satin; three belts, two modern, one of woven gilt metal thread; a child’s kilt, Wm. Anderson and Sons, Glasgow; fancy dress including: an azure blue cotton smock with hood; two red cotton velveteen waistcoats; an adapted Chinese silk skirt; a child’s magenta satin jacket and britches; a green cotton sateen jacket with silver metal braiding; a good hand stitched blue silk ottoman jacket with pink silk and metal thread braid decoration, and a pair of matching britches; a decorated lacquered box enclosing nine pairs of kid gloves, variously taupe suede and ivory-coloured smooth and glace leather, some marked size 6 or 6 ¼, mainly French together with a Chinese paper decorated trunk, circa 1920 (74)
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Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at Shottesbrooke Park, 1928, vol. I, probably part of 'Store Room / 2 boxes of feathers and net lace / 2 boxes of theatrical properties'