Tag Archives: Silk

What’s Selling on eBay: April 2017

What's Selling on eBay: April 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,521 (19 bids, 3 bidders): Victorian 1870s silk boots – court dressmaker Madame Elise. An extraordinary pair of red and blue silk boots with turmeric yellow ribbon lacing, bells and gilded heels-made to match

A Fondness for Frippery: Collecting Ribbon Work

A Fondness for Frippery: Collecting Ribbon Work

by Judy Nixon Kent For a collector of ribbon work, nothing is more beguiling than a bevy of beautiful ribbons skillfully twisted and sewn into a garden of glorious flowers. It is an art that most are unaware of, yet

Whiting & Davis Purses: The Perfect Mesh

Whiting & Davis Purses: The Perfect Mesh

“No single gift is tugging at the heart of a nation of women so appealingly right now as a beautiful Whiting & Davis Mesh Bag.” Ladies’ Home Journal, December, 1923 By Donald-Brian Johnson Photos by Leslie Pina Mesh handbags: what