Costume and Textiles is the latest specialist department at Anderson and Garland; and encompasses antique and vintage dress, accoutrements, and needlework, together with contemporary designer fashion, and luxury leather goods.
Costume and fashion can be a type of time travel; evoking the physical form of the wearer, or a whole era since passed. Whether it be a printed-cotton Georgian day dress, Victorian hand-fans with painted vignettes, or Flapper beadwork designed to jingle when danced in; it can bring to life the past in the most visceral way.
Vintage fashion is not only incredibly chic; seeking out original designer goods to add depth to fashion looks; it is also very green, in a society that now appreciates sustainable fashion.
Our Costume and Textiles auction has been established to cohesively bring together all elements of dress and needlework from the 17th Century to the modern day. While live internet bidding, social media marketing, targeted advertising, and mailing lists ensure that we attract buyers from across the globe.
If you wish to enquire about selling, we offer free, friendly, and professional pre-sale advice at our offices Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Single items through to whole collections are welcome. Please call us on 0191 430 3000 to book an appointment. Alternatively, fill out our online valuation request form below and we will reply to you, usually within 48 hours.