Scarves nourish the soul and come with a past. Vintage designer silk, cashmere, wool scarves, we have something for everyone, whatever your taste. Vintage to modern, or for the collector. We have Hermes, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Dior, Beckford Silk, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Chanel, Laura Ashley, Liberty of London, Jacqmar, Richard A...
Scarves nourish the soul and come with a past. Vintage designer silk, cashmere, wool scarves, we have something for everyone, whatever your taste. Vintage to modern, or for the collector. We have Hermes, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Dior, Beckford Silk, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Chanel, Laura Ashley, Liberty of London, Jacqmar, Richard Allan, Fendi, Jaeger and lots more. Some are sourced worldwide.
Art Gallery, Museums, Opera, Ballet, Stage & Screen.
I have to say Beckford scarves I am very passionate about, it is a family run business. I have a big collection and some I will never part with. They are already highly collectible Patrick Heron, Norman Ackroyd, Sonia Lawson, Terry Frost, Phillip Sutton, Anthony Whishaw, Frankie Welsh, Antonio and the list goes on. Founded in 1975 makes scarves for many Famous Brands and Museums all over the world... Special Editions, Commissioned scarves of the Highest quality... It really is well worth a visit, I went for a tour........ Amazing!!!. This is just some of the companies they make scarves for. The National Gallery, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Morgan Motor Company, Swedish Royal Palaces,Westminster Abbey, The House of Commons, The Bodleian Library, Oxford. The British Museum, Canterbury Cathedral, Kew Enterprises, Cotswold Collections, The Lowry, St Paul's Cathedral, National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Academy, Tate Enterprises, The Wallace Collection, Jane Carr and that is just some
Please take a look at there website, it shows you all the work that goes into printing scarves. if you can visit them even better.
I would like to thank Anne, who is the daughter. No matter how many times I email, to ask question about scarves... she is so very kind and goes to a lot of trouble to answer in detail, and so quick to reply.
Boats, Ships, Boats, Cars, Automobiles, Trains, Planes & Airlines.
Cats and Dogs, Birds & Bees, Butterflies, and Animals.
Some of the Designer Greats, From the 1950's onwards. All highly sort after, as these rarely come up for sale any more. Ascher, Henry Moore, Robert Steward, John Piper, Emilio Pucci, Jean Cocteau, Henry Matisse, Andre Derain, Graham Sutherland, Feliks Topolski, Christian Beard, Jean Hugo, Pablo Picasso, Lanvin, Pierre Balmain, Jean Patou, Bianchini Ferier, Ossie Clark, Thirkell of Old Bond Street London, Balenciaga, Burberrys now renamed Burberry, Christian Dior, Liberty & Co then named Liberty of London and now Liberty London, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Tammis Keefe, Salvador Dali, Gianni Versace, Aquascutum, Hardy Amies, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jacques Fath, 21 Club, Pierre Balmain......... the list is endless.
Equestrian themed scarves are quite sort after, as everyone seems to have a subject they like. Horse racing, show jumping, dressage and horse and hounds since the ban came into force February 2005. Some of these scarves are now getting harder to find and becoming rare.
Hermes is a French manufacturer established in 1837, today specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, perfumery, luxury goods, and ready-to-wear. Its logo, since the 1950's, is of a Duc carriage with horse.
The house of Jacqmar was set up in the 1930's by Joseph 'Jack' Lyons and his wife Mary originally supplying silks to fashion houses in Paris and London, they soon began to transform the beautiful silk remnants into scarves and head squares. The first Jacqmar scarf was produced around the middle of the 1930's, and went on till around the end of the 20th Century.
They also had working for them Arnold Lever, whos scarves have gone on to become very sort after by collectors and now some in museums. I think because in a scarf he managed to illustrate what was happening in the world at that time.
Sadly Joseph Lyons died in 1938.
Arthur Liberty (1843-1917) 1875 Arthur Liberty opened the shop on Regent St, London. 1890 a branch of Liberty's was opened in Paris, but closed in 1932. 1925 a new store was opened in Great Marlborough Street, Liberty began to produce small floral prints, known as Liberty prints. Tana Lawn is still there best seller. 1932 in an efford to upgrade, they employed Paul Poiret to design for them. Liberty commissioned some of the top designers, Jacqueline Groag, Lucienne Day, Robert Steward and more. In the early 1950's Colleen Farr textile designer and educator, launched the fabric design studio at Liberty & Co. which is still in existence today. She also worked with Martin Batersby in 1961 on the Liberty collection. Liberty's attracted customers like Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Muir and more. Collier Campbell sisters did a lot of designs for Liberty.
I have bought, sold and collected scarves for over 20 years. Some of the ones I have come across, that have not been signed, have had the most amazing graphics. Like the early days of Collier Campbell, they designed scarves for Liberty and Richard Allan, but were not aloud to sign them as they just created the design.
Travel, Souvenir, Tourist Scarves, these are becoming quite popular with collectors. Some are more in demand than others, depending on the location. A lot of them in the 1950 60's were made of synthetic ... twill acetate/ rayon. The silk ones seem to command a higher price.