ARCHIVE: 1940s Art Deco Pave Patterned Satin Blouse

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This fabulous early 1940s satin patterned blouse is versatile for everyday wear and for smarter occasions or even paired with a jacket. It has a pointed Peter Pan style collar, and has etched glass buttons either original or added later (as they are possibly older) which all feature a delicate snowflake design. The blouse is cut from a luxurious, soft satin in an Art Deco, pave brickwork style print. The colours are all shades of blue, green, white, yellow and pink. It has a cinch tie to the rear and gathered sleeves for extra definition at the shoulder. Although the piece has lost its design label, it is of best manufactured quality and almost certainly made in the USA.

This blouse would fit up to a size UK 8 or US 6. It is in lovely antique condition, especially considering its age. We noted that the pink colour on the top shoulder seam has lost some of its vibrancy - this is hardly noticeable. Pieces like this, in eye catching prints and so well preserved, are increasingly hard to find. Such bright colours were also a rarity during the late 1930s and early 40s, with the onset of World War Two, so this blouse really is a unique addition to any wardrobe or collector of this era's fashions.

BUST: 34 in. ( 86.36 cm )
WAIST: 31 in. ( 78.74 cm )
SHOULDER: 17 in. ( 43.18 cm )
LENGTH: 20 in. ( 50.8 cm )


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash, credit/debit card, bank transfer, contactless, Paypal