Purfylle: The Collection

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The Collection




The Purfylle  Collection 



Victorian Cuffs


Have you ever wondered what Victorian cuffs were really like? These men's and ladies cuffs are an interesting study.


Thingamabobs have a proper name!


Yesterday I shared with you some extant Victorian cuffs which have some buttons that are secured with thingamabob-whatsits but I couldn't remember what they were called.



Opera Length Vintage Kid Gloves




Cuff Links


A Gentleman's Brass Cuff Links

These understated cuff links were found at a thrift store a few years ago by yours truly.
I don't know much about them.


Shoe Last


Sunday Shot 5


Nanna's Button Tin 


My Nanna kept her buttons in this tin for as far back as I can remember.



1927 Unmentionables

Today I'm bringing you an extant piece from the Purfylle collection.
It appears to me that these were made but never worn.

Private Collections




This bodice is an oddly mysterious and emotive object. Unfortunately, any provenance it had is long lost.



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