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Antique Clothes, Costumes, Accessories, Textiles and Soft Furnishings.
Have you ever watched those period dramas on TV and thought, 'I wish we could wear clothes like that today'. Well, suprisingly, you're not alone! The large market for reproduced antique clothing has produced a demand for the real thing, which unfortunately, because of recycling and alterations (early fashions changed as quickly as they do now), means that large quantities of antique clothing don't exist.
On the other hand, clothing with sentimental value, such as christening gowns and wedding dresses seem to be plentiful, as do many of the accessories available at the time which reflected social attitudes and change, such as hats, purses, bags, fans, parasols and lace.

Equally important, are items of household decoration, especially recognized today for the craft skills and design flare of the maker. Soft furnishings, such as, wall hangings of embroidery, needlework, tapestries and samplers, to cushion covers, firescreens, patchwork and quilt, are all eagerly sought after by collectors today.


Antique clothes, costumes and textiles.


Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries
Nerylla Taunton
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A history of needlework tools and associated embroideries from the 17th century to the Edwardian era.


Antique Quilts & Textiles: A Price Guide by Bobbie A. Aug, Gerald Roy
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Product details
Hardcover: 190 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (April 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574323741
ISBN-13: 978-1574323740
Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.8 x 1.6 cm



Product details
Hardcover: 248 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Jun 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764313843
ISBN-13: 978-0764313844
Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.1 x 2.8 cm


Antique Lace: Identifying Types and Techniques Heather Toomer
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Briefly traces the history of the purse, shows a variety of antique beaded and mesh purses, and lists current prices.



Antique Purses
by Richard Holiner
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Antique and Collectible Buttons: Ident. and Values Debra J. Wisniewski
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Product details
Hardcover: 168 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (Dec 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0891457119
ISBN-13: 978-0891457114
Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.6 x 1.8 cm


Buttons Jim Dine, Diana Epstein, Millicent Safro, John Parnell, Tom Wolfe
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"Buttons" presents more than 1000 examples of the art of button-making. Pictured here are the buttons from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries made from a variety of materials: glass, porcelain, pearl, gold, silver and brass. The book contains information on the history of button design and production, as well as a detailed caption for each button that gives its date, provenance and method of creation.



Product details
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Jan 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764312693
ISBN-13: 978-0764312694
Dimensions: 28.7 x 21.8 x 2.8 cm


Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace
Debra Bonito
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Product details
Paperback: 125 pages
Publisher: Collector Bks.,U.S. (Aug 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0891457135
ISBN-13: 978-0891457138
Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.3 x 0.8 cm


Antique/Vintage Clothing: Guide to Dates and Values of Women's Clothing- 1850-1940 Diane Haug-Snyder
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English Costume- Early Middle Ages to the 16th Century - Iris Brooke
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Product details
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (2 Nov 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486412385
ISBN-13: 978-0486412382
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.5 x 2 cm


Dressing the Elite:
Clothes in Early Modern England
Susan Vincent
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In Dressing the Elite, the author explores the multiple meanings that garments held in early modern England. Clothing was used to promote health and physical well-being, and to manage and structure, life transitions. It helped individuals create social identities and also to disguise them. Indeed, so culturally powerful was the manipulation of appearances that authorities sought its control.




Product details
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (Sep 1991)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486265331
ISBN-13: 978-0486265339
Dimensions: 30 x 22.6 x 1 cm


American Victorian Costume in Photographs Priscilla Harris Dalrymple
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Product details
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (Feb 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764319558
ISBN-13: 978-0764319556
Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.4 x 1.4 cm


Fashionable Clothing from Sears Catalogs: Late 1940s Tina Skinner 0star
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