Inglenook Antiques & Collectables



COSTUME, CLOTHING & TEXTILES

Welcome to our page for Costume, Clothing and Textiles. Here you will find an eclectic and interesting mixture of vintage and retro costume and clothing, as well as fabrics and costume-related items. Some of these items are ornate, some are retro and kitsch, others are simply for fun! They are all ideal as collectables, or simply to dress up in for a special occasion, for theatrical events or parties. We have some lovely linen and textile items, many of which are hand-worked in intricate detail. Our stock of these items is still growing, so please feel free to contact us if you can't find what you're looking for and we may be able to help!

All measurements are approximate and condition is noted in each description. Please take a look at our Terms of Sale for ordering and postal information. Clicking on the pictures will give you a larger image so you can see the fine details of each piece.



Metal & Bead Wirework Oriental Scene Evening Bag - c. 1920's


Metal & Bead Wirework Oriental Scene Evening Bag - c. 1920's
This stunning and unusual evening bag has been made from black velvet which is heavily embellished with an oriental scene in wirework on the front, cleverly and intricately executed to give a 3-D effect.  There are palm trees and cacti and a large floral decorated tree or branch, with a small elephant in the foreground who is carrying what looks like a piece of branch in his trunk.  On the reverse of the bag there is a single band of wirework decoration.  The bag has a black satin lined interior with two compartments and two pockets for a mirror or incidentals.  There is a metal press stud fastener at the bottom of the black flap.  Some of the bottom seam at the front has come adrift and simply needs to be tacked together carefully.  This bag is otherwise in very good condition for its year and dates from about the 1920's. SOLD
Measurements: 20.5cm (8in) long x 12.5cm (5in) wide x 2.5cm (1in) deep Condition:Some loose stitching at one seam, otherwise in good condition. Quantity:One Price:29.99 Status:SOLD Additional Images:Wirework Evening Bag - 2 Wirework Evening Bag - 3 Wirework Evening Bag - 4 Wirework Evening Bag - 5 Wirework Evening Bag - 6



White Bead & Simulated Seed Pearl Decorated Evening Bag - c. 1930's


White Bead & Simulated Seed Pearl Decorated Evening Bag - c. 1930's
This lovely evening bag has been heavily decorated with tiny white glass beads and simulated seed pearls throughout.  It has been lined with cream satin and has a single compartment, with a pocket for a mirror.  There is a small tape label sewn into the mirror pocket seam, which bears the words: "MADE IN FRANCE", in red lettering.  There is a vertical strap sewn to the back which can slot through a belt.  There is a brass press stud fastener at the flap.  Apart from some soiling to the inside flap of the bag, through normal use, this evening bag is in very good condition.  It dates from about the 1930's.
Measurements:20.5cm (8in) long x 14cm (5.5in) wide x 2.5cm (1in) deep. Condition:Some soiling to the inside of the flap, otherwise in good condition. Quantity:One Price:19.99 Status:For Sale Additional Images:White Bead Evening Bag - 2 White Bead Evening Bag - 3 White Bead Evening Bag - 4



Large Victorian Oblong Linen Table Cloth - Completely Handworked


Large Victorian Oblong Linen Table Cloth - Completely Handworked
This lovely Victorian linen tablecloth has been completely handworked with very neat and intricate embroidery along the full length of one border and turning the corner at each end to extend for approximately 31cm (12in).  The fact that this cloth has puposely been embroidered along one side makes it particularly suitable to cover a large table which is placed against a wall.  It is exquisitely embroidered and the hemline has been handworked with openwork.  The work has been so well executed that it is very difficult to tell which is the right side of the cloth.  One lengthwise edge, opposite the embroidered edge, has been left as a selvedge and unhemmed.  Apart from two very small marks on one hem, which are close together and measure approximately 1mm and 2mm respectively and cannot be seen when the cloth is displayed, this cloth is in excellent condition.
Measurements:228cm (90in) L x 131cm (51.5in) W Condition:Two tiny marks on hem, otherwise in excellent condition Quantity:One Price:49.99 Status:For Sale Additional Images:Large Embroidered Tablecloth - 2 Large Embroidered Tablecloth - 3



Large White Damask Tablecloth - Monogram "G"


Large White Damask Tablecloth - Monogram
This lovely white damask tablecloth has an integral large floral pattern and an embroidered white "G" monogram in one corner, with a floral shape worked into it.  It is ideal to cover a large table and looks very elegant when displayed.  Apart from a couple of very light, small marks on one side of the cloth, measuring approximately 1.5cm (5/8ths in) and 1cm (3/8ths in) respectively, this cloth is in excellent condition.  These are minor faults and do not detract from the overall appearance of the cloth.
Measurements:223cm (88in) L x 182.5cm (72in) W Condition:Two small light marks, otherwise excellent condition Quantity:One Price:34.99 Status:For Sale Additional Images:Large Damask Tablecloth - 2



Carhartt's Three Piece Chef's Whites Set


Carhartt's Three Piece Chef's Whites Set
This super three piece chef's whites set is made up of a white double-breasted jacket, a hat and an apron with tapes.  It is a genuine chef's outfit but is also ideal for theatrical or fancy dress wear.  Apart from a slight mark to the apron, which does not detract from the outfit's appearance in any way, this set is in excellent condition.
Measurements:96.5cm (38in) chest. Condition:Apart from a slight mark to apron, excellent Quantity:One Set Price:19.99 Status:For Sale Additional Images:Chef's Whites - 2 Chef's Whites - 3 Chef's Whites - 4



Chef's Blue & White Striped Jacket with Hat & Apron


Chef's Blue & White Striped Jacket with Hat & Apron
This super three piece chef's set is made up of a blue and white striped jacket, a triangular bandana style hat and an apron with separate tapes.  It is a genuine chef's outfit but is also ideal for theatrical or fancy dress wear.  It is in excellent condition.
Measurements:Jacket: 117cm (46in) chest. Condition:Excellent. Quantity:Two Sets. Price:19.99 each set. Status:For Sale Additional Images:Blue & White Che'fs Set - 2 Blue & White Chef's Set - 3



1960's Length of Orange Floral Cotton Dress Fabric


1960's Length of Orange Floral Cotton Dress Fabric
This length of floral cotton dress fabric is in an attractive bright orange colour, which was very popular during the "flower power" era of the 1960's.  This fabric has a pattern of small flowers throughout.  This type of fabric is very difficult to come by these days.
Measurements:329cm (130in) L x 91.5 (36in) W. Condition:Excellent. Quantity:One length. Price:14.99 Status:For Sale Additional Images:Orange Cotton Dress Fabric - 2



1960's Length of Mauve Floral Cotton Dress Fabric


1960's Length of Mauve Floral Cotton Dress Fabric
This length of floral cotton dress fabric is in an attractive mauve or lilac colour, which was very popular during the "flower power" era of the 1960's.  This fabric has a pattern of small flowers throughout.  This type of fabric is very difficult to come by these days.
Measurements:329cm (130in) L x 91.5cm (36in) W. Condition:Excellent. Quantity:One length. Price: 14.99 Status:For Sale Additional Images:Mauve Cotton Dress Fabric - 2



Electra Pair of Men's Black & White Leather Shoes - Size: 6 (UK) - c. 1970's


Electra Pair of Men's Black & White Leather Shoes - Size: 6 (UK) - c. 1970's
This super pair of men's shoes by Electra are made from black leather, with white leather "spat" type tops and tongue.  There is a wide black leather band across the instep.  They have a stacked heel and date from the 1970's.  They are a UK size 6 (US: 6.5; EUR: 38.5; JAP:24.5) and are in excellent, hardly worn condition.  A great item for the retro collector! SOLD
Measurements:6 (UK) Condition:Excellent. Quantity:One pair. Price: 29.99 Status:SOLD Additional Images: