Queen Victoria Stockings Auctioned in Edinburgh

A pair of Queen Victoria’s black and white hand-stitched silk stockings have been sold at Lyon and Turnbull for almost £700, in Edinburgh. The hammer price was £690 as part of a fine antiques sale.

Lyon and Turnbull said the sale of the underwear, attracted interest from “Victoriana” collectors worldwide.

Specialist Lee Young said: “Examples of the Queen’s undergarments have long been considered the crowning glory for Victoriana collectors around the world. In the past few years several items have come up for auction and made excellent prices with interest from around the world.

It is not known how the stockings came into the hands of the current owner, but much of Victoria’s wardrobe was distributed to the Royal house on her death in 1901.