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Category: Couture & Textiles

  • Auction Industry

    Nazmiyal to Auction Rare Textiles and Embroidery Collected Over a Century

    A no reserve sale of rare textiles and embroidery will soon begin at Nazmiyal Auctions. Part of a two-day event in late February, this sale will feature the textiles collection of Lilo Markrich and her uncle, Heinz E. Kiewe. The collection includes over 500 pieces from regions around the world,…

    Detail from a Qing dynasty silk embroidered dragon robe. Image courtesy of Nazmiyal Auctions.
  • Auction Result

    Royal Results: Bonhams' White-Glove Auction of Items From ‘The Crown’

    The Crown, produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix, is a TV series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. It ran for six seasons from 2016 to 2023 and covered more than a half century of the ins and outs of the British royal family.…

    Lot #102, a 1987 Jaguar XJ-SC 3.6-Litre Cabriolet, was estimated at £15,000 to £20,000 and sold for £70,250. Image courtesy of Bonhams.
  • Auction Industry

    E is for Embroidery of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    After the destruction wrought by the wars of religion, embroidery lavishly rose from the ashes under the impetus of royal power, which aimed to make the art form its own preserve. It didn't take much to arouse interest. c. 1630, red velvet cape with three pendants and flap embroidered with…

    c. 1630, red velvet cape with three pendants and flap embroidered with silver and gold thread, scalloped edges embellished with guipure, blue silk lining with the monogram of Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu in gold and red, l. 168 cm/66.14 in. Hôtel Drouot, July 7, 2022. Binoche et Giquello OVV. Mme Fligny. Result: €78,000
  • Auction Industry

    All for One and One for All! The Musketeers' Regalia Comes to Auction

    The descendants of the last captain of the Black Musketeers, the Marquis de La Grange, have kept together the regalia of the famous French company. A special opportunity for collectors. Restoration period, 1814-1815. Set of six standards and banners of King Louis XVIII's 2nd Company of Black Musketeers, presented on…

    Restoration period, 1814-1815. Set of six standards and banners of King Louis XVIII's 2nd Company of Black Musketeers, presented on a wooden frame (185 x 242 cm/72.83 x 95.27 in), including the flag (80 x 80 cm/31.49 x 31.49in) and standard (52 x 54 cm/20.47 x 21.2 in), the four trumpet banners in blue silk, edged on all four sides with gold passementerie bangs (49 x 51 cm/19.2 x 20.07 in), the four trumpet banner cords in passementerie mixed with silver, gold and blue silk threads, and the two flag ties model 1814 in ivory silk (h. 55 cm/21.6 in). Estimate: €120,000/150,000
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Helmuth Stone Gallery Presents Extensive Collection of Lalique and Vintage Glass Perfume Bottles

    This November, Helmuth Stone Gallery of Sarasota, FL will present a 460-lot benefit auction featuring a single-owner collection of antique perfume bottles. Proceeds from this event will be donated to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church of Palm Coast, FL for the installation of a new roof. A wide variety…

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    Beauty Everywhere: Stair’s September André Leon Talley Sale

    On September 21, 2023, Stair of Hudson, NY will present its 439-lot The Collection of André Leon Talley sale. Talley (American, 1948 - 2022) is best remembered as Vogue magazine's first Black American editor-at-large from 1998 to 2013. Earlier this year, Christie's New York hosted two events featuring Talley's premier…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Turner Auctions + Appraisals Is Proud To Present & DAUGHTERS: Next Generation Auctions

    Launching June 24, the Premiere Auction Features Fashion, Jewelry & Accessories from the World’s Top Luxury Brands, Female Artworks & More SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 8, 2023 - With more than 30 years of experience in the auction industry as a personal property appraiser and auctioneer, Stephen Turner of…

  • Auction Industry

    S is for Silk, in the 17th and 18th Centuries

    During the Renaissance, Italy’s silk-making secrets became more widespread, and France was the first to benefit. Thanks to protectionist measures and royal support, its silk industry reached a peak in the 18th century. C. 1760.Sack-back gown mantle with Watteau pleats falling from the top of the back, half-length pagoda sleeves…

    C. 1760. Sack-back gown mantle with Watteau pleats falling from the top of the back, half-length pagoda sleeves in silk lampas, edged and fastened, partially lined with green taffeta. Lyon, November 15, 2022. De Baecque & Associés auction house. Mr. Maraval-Hutin. Result: €8,500.
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Turner Auctions + Appraisals Presents The Pebble Beach Estate Of Norman Lausten

    Online Auction Features Over 330 Lots on Saturday, April 22 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 5, 2023 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is very pleased to present The Pebble Beach Estate of Norman Lausten on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Reflecting Mr. Lausten’s passion for collecting that spanned more than seven…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    RR Auction Presents Important Musical Manuscript by Bach, Signed Zelensky Portrait, and More in April Sale

    RR Auction’s April Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale includes over 900 lots of fine art, books and manuscripts, collectibles, and more. The event will take place on April 12, 2023 starting at 6:00 PM EDT. Online bidding options are available through Bidsquare.  Johann Sebastian Bach Handwritten Church Cantata Manuscript Leading…

  • Auction Industry

    S is for Silk in the 19th Century

    As the Ancien Régime drew to its gruesome conclusion, French silk was in high demand and exported in great quantities. Lyon reigned supreme, but cotton mousseline soon replaced patterned silk and wallpaper replaced silk wall hangings. The silk industry had to adapt and innovate. A Worth ball gown, c. 1900, ‘velours au…

  • Auction Industry

    The Collection of André Leon Talley to Sell at Christie’s

    Christie's New York will present the Collection of André Leon Talley in a timed online auction through February 16, 2023. This 343-lot sale includes dazzling– and often dramatic– functional, decorative, personal, and eclectic items owned by André Leon Talley. He was best known as Vogue's first Black American editor-at-large from…

  • Auction Result

    Automaton Used in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Sells for $2.5 Million at Julien’s Auctions

    The recent Icons & Idols Hollywood Legends, Rebels, Heroes, & Extra Terrestrials sale from Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills, CA was a star-studded event from start to finish. This two day auction, held on December 17 and 18, 2022, featured 1,500 lots of props, materials, and ephemera and realized over…

    Automaton Used in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Sells for $2.5 Million at Juliens Auctions-1
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Vehicles, Jewelry, Silverware, Scarves, Toys at SJ Auctioneers on December 11, 2022

    We invite you to browse our newly  launched auction: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/267061_vehicles-jewelry-silverware-scarves-toys/ SJ Auctioneers is honored to provide its finest selections of jewelry, silverware, trains, toys and collectibles from artists designers and silversmiths like:  something for everyone! Lot 121118: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/139805223_lionel-prewar-258-boxed-set-with-inserts Lionel Prewar # 258 Boxed Set With Inserts Cartier Tiffany, & Co.…

  • Auction Result

    Around the Auction World: September 2022

    What were the top stories in the auction industry this month? Illustrations for Moby-Dick. Image courtesy of Christie’s. Auction Highlights Book lovers flocked to Christie’s for a timed auction of all things Herman Melville this month. The auction house presented a timed sale of the Herman Melville Collection of William…

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  • Auction Industry

    Vintage Vanity Cases Available at WinBids Auctions This October

    During the Roaring 20s, women’s fashion experienced intense changes. Elaborate dresses, corsets, and bustles gave way to short skirts and thinner fabrics. This led to an unexpected issue for high-fashion women. With no discreet pockets and voluminous layers, there was no place to conveniently store one’s cosmetics and personal items.…

    Vintage Vanity Cases Available at WinBids Auctions This October-2
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Louis XVI-Style French Furniture & Louis Vuitton Bags Shine at Summer Decorative Arts and Interiors Auction

    The Summer Decorative Arts and Interiors Auction, presented by Crescent City Auction Gallery, offers a well-curated selection of fine art, decorative art, 20th-century French furniture, jewelry, luxury handbags, and more. The auction is set to start on August 26, 2022, at 1:00 PM EDT in New Orleans, Louisiana. Interested bidders…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Antique Quilts, Americana and Folk Art from the Estate of Laura Fisher Now Open for Bidding on iGavelAuctions.com

    New York: South Bay Auctions is pleased to announce a single-owner timed auction of items from the estate of late quilt expert, Laura Fisher (1945-2021), is now open for bidding exclusively on igavelauctions.com through Thursday, August 11th, 2022. More than 150 lots from Fisher’s estate will be offered including antique…

  • Auction Industry

    Around the Auction World: February 2022

    Images from around the auction world this February. Image credit from left to right: Sotheby’s, Stair, and Christie’s. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). February is the month of love and, for those in the Northern Hemisphere, the last official month of winter. The auction world responded appropriately. Notable sales…

  • Auction Industry

    Sweets for Your Sweet This Valentine's Day

    We have all heard the old adage, "candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker." But if you want to make an amazing—and lasting—impression on your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, how about surprising them with a little something over the top? Here are a few outstanding, quirky, and memorable love-themed auction…

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