Among the lace highlights is this Brussels Point de Gaze bridal veil of Susanna Stephania Dalbia (1812-95) who married James Innes Kerr, 6th Duke of Roxburghe, in 1836 (estimate £600-£1000).
In the mid-19th century Point de Gaze became very popular. Distinctive in style with stitches worked in both directions, the designs usually included flowers and was used for items such as handkerchiefs, fans, flounces and veils.
A collection of lace that was found in the attics of West Horsley Place in Surrey relating to the Rosebery, Roxburghe, Crewe and Rothschild dynasties will also be available at the auction. The money raised from the sale of these items will go towards the restoration of the house and grounds (lots 454 to 477).
Through the ages
Designer leather handbags, including Hermès, Chanel, Gucci and YSL, dresses and suits from Ossie Clark and evening gowns from Christian Dior join the many shoes and boots for sale, including this satin pair of cherry red shoes c.1770s (£600-800 estimate).
Moving to menswear, jumpsuits, psychedelic shirts, kimonos and waistcoats sit side by side in an eclectic mix of lots, which also feature late 18th and 19th century embroidered tailcoats and a rare pleated lawn neck cloth c.1790-1800 which comes with a £600-900 estimate.
The sale starts at 10am on Tuesday, October 11. The catalogue is now online on thesaleroom.com.