Cachet fashions still sell in upscale stores like Nordstrom, but this fabulous dress dates from the 1980s, when Bari Protas was designer. It's sheer romance, from the ruffled organdy collar and puffed sleeves lined with tulle to the ballerina-length circle skirt with its shimmery black petticoat that matches the wide sash. Nothing could be more perfect for a wedding or garden party.
Tagged size 3/4, it would also fit someone a bit bigger...
We're presenting these as a duo, since both are sure to suit the taste of ladies who like their scarves sheer and extremely artistic. Each features as its background a drift of transparent cloud-gray organza that's light as a breeze. In one case, the reverse is tagged silk and we believe them both to be.
The older scarf, most likely dating from the 1950s or earlier, is decorated by hand with a lavish but subtly colored bouquet of violets and lilacs at each corner...
Wonderful 1970s Mexican dress by famous designer Josefa.
Gorgeous all hand done green caftan.
This dress has great embroidered details and beautiful multicolor satin ribbon work.
Josefa started designing and selling in Tlaquepaque and Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, Mexico in the 1970s. After a couple of years her designs were famous and she started selling at high end boutiques in Mexican resorts...
This is a vintage five piece French Ivory (Celluloid or Pyralin) vanity set for manicures in its own compartmented hinged case, includes salve pot, buffing chamois, two nail tools and a glass test tube-shaped bottle with rubber stopper, marked TUFFENAIL NAIL AID for Finger Tip Beauty, Vogue Products, Hollywood, CA., early 20th century; Case measures 6 1/4 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in high. Condition is very good with minor discoloration and small part of hinge exposed on back of lid.
THE HERMES SCARF. EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH YOUR HERMES SCARF. Paris, Hermes,1998. 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". Hardcover. A book showing the many ways one can fold a Hermes scarf with accompanying color photos of models wearing the folded scarf. Text in both French and English. Mint copy.
Wonderful salmon pink, brown, blue and yellow print tie, new old stock, this tie has not been worn, but must have been a display item, great condition. 4 inches wide. Beau Brummel Riviera Print
Chocolate brown wool coat with matching striped wool dress. Original labels on both- 80% wool 20% nylon. "Missoni Made in Italy for Bloomingdales". Light pilling on the coat (nothing major)...Coat has a size 38 label - (small-med).Purchased in NY in the late 70's....
Wonderful peach, navy blue and red print tie, new old stock, this tie has not been worn, but must have been a display item, great condition. 4 inches wide. Not certain of vintage, probably 50's or 60's
From the legendary Neiman-Marcus (back in the days when it was independent and truly deluxe), this vintage two-piece suit is a timeless classic, because of its nautical spirit. The graceful gored skirt in dark navy blue is matched to a blouson jacket with sailor-style detailing in creamy winter white...
Lovely 1950's petite ladies fabric handbag. This vintage handbag is in fine condition and is satin lined and comes with a attached satin purse. It features a ceramic transfer design clasp featuring an elegant couple in 18th Century formal wear. This bag with strap measures 10 1/2" high. Without including the strap, this handbag measures 6 3/4" high x 7 1/2" wide. Also, it was made in the U.S.A!!! A lovely bag to either wear or hang for display!!!
ECHO SILK SCARF. CHRISTMAS TREES DESIGN. Measures 21 inches by 21 inches. New unused condition with original tags. A beautiful Christmas scarf featuring stylized Christmas trees against a black background. Red border with white stars.
PAIR OF VINTAGE JACQMAR OF LONDON SILK SCARVES. EACH 28" x 28". Two solid color scarves - one navy blue and one champagne. 100% silk. Vintage but in new and unused condition.
This lovely clutch bag with spring handle is splendid to the touch - so soft and smooth giving the feeling of utter elegance. The clasp is stained in the center to create eye appeal, the engraving adds a touch of brightness and the inset beads are the frosting on the cake. A small mirror in case and a coin purse is tucked into the very clean interior. The tiniest bit of edge wear to some edges.
9 inches wide x 4 1/2 high. Thank you.
This is a very unusual piece from the Art Deco Period when everyone used a compact. This one is made to look like a decorated envelope in black enameling and gold toned metal. The seal is a mother of pearl half button. The compact is not large - it is 2 3/4" x 1 1/2". The inside is in excellent condition - still has the little puff, but no powder and the silvering on the mirror has a few small blotches such as one would expect with something this old. It has no marks of origin.
Super chic long clutch in dark chocolate hair on hide trimmed in matching dark brown leather, with an ingenious handle which flips up and down to allow the bag
to be carried as a clutch or with the handle. Goldtone hardware and snap close. Matching dark brown leather lining. Marked INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA, CUERO
NOMATO. 12 1/2 inches wide, 7 inches long, and 1 3/4 inches deep. Beyond excellent condition and appears rarely used. No wear or loss to hide. Display forms
are life size...
Nice 1950's ladies compact made of brass and mother of pearl. This compact is in very good condition and is complete with original powder puff. It measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4". The compact is signed " ELGIN AMERICAN MADE IN U.S.A." The lid of the compact is made with sixteen cut tiles of polish mother of pearl. The tiles have a painted floral decoration which is original but has some wear. Still most of the hand painted decoration is there and still beautiful compact.
The most important living poster artist today is Gerard Courbouleix Deneriaz(1950-present)known by the pseudonym "Razzia." His artwork contains elements of Art Deco and Surrealism. More important is how he uses these imaginative images, often visual jokes and puns, to create his unique style. Pen signed by the artist. The poster is linen backed, measures 48" x 63" and is in excellent condition.
ELLEN TRACY 100% SILK SCARF. 34" x 34". Turquoise background with varying sized dots and dashes in white. In new and unused condition.