This section of Vintage Textile is for clients looking for that special “find” that does not fit into one of my major categories. Here is where the vintage clothing collector with an eye for value will discover the hidden treasure that makes the chase so enjoyable. Happy hunting! All items in the Treasure Hunt are sold "as is" and all sales are final!
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Girl's embroidered cotton dress with tiered skirt. NEW LISTING
French cut steel shoe buckles, 20th century. Bordered with tiny cut-steel beads.
Knitted day dress, c.1939 with lacy open pattern. NEW LISTING
1960s rayon crepe party dress in with the LBD style.
3 yards satin damask ribbon, c.1910. This magnificent antique ribbon is the best I have ever found.
Gold tone filigree buckle, c.1910. Gold washed metal set with amethyst colored glass stones.
Handmade crochet lace gloves accented with mother-of-pearl button, 1930s.
1930s bias-cut chiffon/lace nightgown with ribbon floral bouquet.
Black lace mantilla and lace scarf, 1950s—a great price when bought together.
Black lace tap pants with scalloped bands of lace edging, 1930s.
Handmade Irish crochet lace gloves with Irish crochet roses, 1930s.
Silk taffeta ball gown, c.1870. Made from glowing gold taffeta.
Ribbon work evening jacket, 1950s. Fab fabric looks great without the collar.
Silk costume bag trimmed with metallic lace, 1920s. 2 little fabric roses.
Painted satin ribbon fan, 20th century. Hand-painted white roses executed with convincing verisimilitude.
Appliquéd, 1960s beaded evening cape. Fab 3-dimensional flowers.
Embroidered silk faille purse, c.1918. Petit point floral decoration on 1 side.
Edwardian embroidered summer tea dress, c.1908. Smart embroidered cutwork.
Satin evening dress, 1940s. Square shoulders à la Adrian.
Lace trimmed tea dress, c.1914. A square armistice-style neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves.