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    Group of (8) Women's black velvet dresses and gowns from unidentified productions dating from the 1930s to the 1950s. (ca. 1930) Beautiful collection of velvet dresses and gowns consisting of: 1. Black silk velvet short sleeve evening gown with nude chiffon bodice adorned with gold sequins in a leaf pattern with sleeves trimmed in gold leaf sequins. Varying sizes of gold sequins line the front of the gown. Coordinating short sleeve jacket with leaf decoration. Internal bias label handwritten, "4278" and two studio cleaning tags. Hook & eye with zip front closure. Chiffon is torn and in fragile condition. Two repairs on both sides on the top of the velvet. Minimal bead loss. Purchased at the 1970 MGM auction. 2. Black silk velvet gown with crisscross neckline, self-material buckle belt, long train, gathered sleeves decorated with an intricate pattern of silver sequins and bugle beads accented with square faceted brilliants, trimmed with tiny silver beads and copper wire. Hook & eye side closure with snaps on cuffs. Internal bias label stamped, "5252". Repairs under arms, along chest, running down the front along seam, one near hem and two tears along bottom. Purchased at the 1970 MGM auction. 3. Black silk velvet long sleeve slight, V-neck dress with gathers along neckline and slight A-shaped skirt. Side, cuff and back zip closure. No label. 4. Black semi-sheer velvet long sleeve, V-neck evening gown with train accented with varying shapes and sizes of midnight blue discs along waist and arms, hook & eye with large row of self-material button back closure. Snap closure on gathered cuffs. No label. Studio cleaning tag. Large section of hem is undone. Some bead loss. Minor pulls overall. One button missing. Purchased at the 1970 MGM auction. 5. Black silk ¾-length cape with hot pink silk lining and simple stand up collar. Hook & eye front closure. No label. One small white stain. 6. Black velvet empire waist long sleeve, V-neck gown with gathered bodice and back zip closure. No label. Exhibits white staining overall with dents to velvet and soiling along bottom and sections of hem detached. ¾-length black velvet period cape with gathered collar, simple back bow and ivory satin lining. 7. Midnight blue silk velvet 2-piece period dress. Long sleeve top with bell capes trimmed in brown-red furs with delicate ivory lace collar, waist skirt decorated with royal blue satin braid and bottom half lined in royal blue silk. Hook & eye with snap front closure. Internal bias label handwritten, "Florence Rice - Double". Long full-length gathered skirt with hook & eye back closure. Studio cleaning tag. Lace is torn in two places. Fur is worn and 3 in. section is detached. Light soiling overall. Lining has separations. Skirt has a few repairs and minor soiling overall. Velvet has some dents overall. 8. Black silk velvet long sleeve top with soft round neck accented with three rows of silver bullion and grey glass beads, gathered sleeves, self-belt with faux small purse decorated with same bullion and beads as neckline. Hook & eye side closure. Exhibits a small separation along side closure, small tears under arms and hem is mostly undone. Also included is a black silk velvet gathered hat with large silver metal pin accented with rhinestones plus a large piece of black silk velvet. Used in unidentified productions.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    17th Saturday
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