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Category: Luggage & Briefcases

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    Important September Estates Auction: Day 1 of 3

    In 1888, Louis Vuitton created a Damier canvas bag that was patterned with a checkerboard design. Inspired by the striped Raye canvas, the pattern was reintroduced as the Damier Ebène in 1998. Bearing a trademark of the company, this particular bag soon became a fashion status symbol. A Louis Vuitton…

    Chanel White Caviar Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, c. 1985, with gold tone chain-link woven leather double straps, the CC turn-lock
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    ABC: Fashion & Accessories

    Thierry Hermès founded the Hermès brand in 1837 as a harness workshop in Paris. Originally, he intended to provide saddles, bridles, and other leather riding gear for European noblemen. Between 1880 and 1900, the French brand extended its offerings to include leather handbags, travel bags, and its signature scarves. An…

    Hermès 35cm Anemone Togo leather Birkin bag
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    The Miami Fashionista

    One of the leading lots at the upcoming Miami Fashionista auction, presented by Hill Auction Gallery, is a Chanel black lambskin leather "Executive" shopper tote bag. It features gold-tone hardware, protective feet, interior black lining, and one detachable makeup satchel. Another highlight is a pair of Emilio Pucci rayon bell-bottom…

    Prada Mini Maroon Silk Vintage Evening Bag Purse
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    Post War + Contemporary Art

    In an interview with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, contemporary artist Deborah Butterfield connected her work with her passion for karate and horseback riding: “Each day, whether it’s in the studio or with your horse or in the dojo, you hope that you come to some point of harmony and…

    Julian Stanczak Conservative Green- Minus
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    Summer Fashion and Accessories

    Established in 1973, Comme des Garçons is a Japanese fashion brand founded by Rei Kawakubo in Tokyo and Place Vendôme in Paris. The name of the label was inspired by Françoise Hardy's song “Tous les Garçons et les Filles.” One of the key lots featured in the upcoming Summer Fashion and Accessories auction,…

    Hermes Natural Sable Clemence Birkin Handbag, 2008
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    Fashion Vintage

    Specializing in lifestyle products and leather, Hermès named its famous Birkin handbag after the English actress Jane Birkin. She met Jean-Louis Dumas, the son of Robert Dumas-Hermès, in a coincidental encounter. After she complained to him about how inadequate her bag was for daily use, Dumas invited her to France and…

    Fendi - Baguette bag
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    Marie-Antoinette's travel bag goes for royal ransom

    A travel bag belonging to the ill-fated French queen Marie-Antoinette sells for more than five times its estimate in an auction of royal memorabilia near her one-time home at the Palace of Versailles. © Courtesy of Maison Osenat. VERSAILLES(AFP).- A travel bag belonging to the ill-fated French queen Marie-Antoinette sold for…

    Marie-Antoinette's travel bag goes for royal ransom
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    Abington’s Spring Luxury Fashion Online Sale

    The upcoming Abington’s Spring Luxury Fashion Online Sale will offer a selection of luxury goods from brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, and more. Chanel is a French company that creates high fashion garments and accessories for both men and women. Featured in this Abington Auction Gallery, Inc. sale…

    Hermes Peach Passiflores Silk Scarf 90cm
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    Chiswick Auction X BrandCo Paris

    In 1995, when Princess Diana visited France for the Cézanne Art Exhibition at the Grand Palais, the First Lady of France gifted her the new Dior ‘Chouchou’ bag. Later, Diana ordered one in every available color. It was regularly seen with her and the company eventually changed the bag’s name…

    Yves Saint Laurent Tri-Colour Muse 2 Satchel Bag
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    Mother’s Day April 26th Auction

    One of the featured lots in the upcoming Mother’s Day April 26th Auction, presented by Gallery 63, is an ‘X’ motif diamond and yellow gold ring. Designed by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., the name of the brand and designer is stamped on the inside of the ring. Another…

    Mother's Day April 26th Auction
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Ernest Trova was a sculptor and Pop artist who rose to fame during the 1960s for his series of sculptures, prints, and paintings titled Falling Man. A self-taught artist, Trova worked as a window dresser in his early years. Inspired by the works of artists such as Jean Dubuffet and…

    (2 Pc) Licio Zanetti Murano Glass Birds
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    The Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection: Part II

    The second session of the Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection event, offered by Doyle, presents a Chanel Chevron Flap Bag as one of the leading lots. French fashion designer Coco Chanel worked to create innovative accessory designs during the early 20th century. While her company began producing bags in 1910, the…

    The Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection- Part II
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    Early Spring Estates & Collections Auction

    Pablo Picasso, a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and ceramics artist, was an influential figure in 20th-century art. Picasso was among the pioneers of Cubism, in which he broke apart his subjects and reassembled them in an abstracted form. One of Picasso’s portraits of his wife Jacqueline is highlighted in the upcoming…

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    Antiques & Decorative Arts Winter Auction

    Swiss artist Marc Gabriel Charles Gleyre emphasized classical and biblical subjects in his works. Gleyre helped create the juste-milieu compromise style of painting. Additionally, he taught a number of aspiring artists who later became prominent, including Claude Monet. The upcoming Antiques & Decorative Arts Winter Auction offered by Los Angeles…

    The House Of Faberge Swan Lake Imperial Jeweled Musical Gilt Silver Egg
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    Winter Luxury Accessories Signature Online Auction

    A luxury French brand specializing in lifestyle accessories, leather, jewelry, and watches, Hermès named its famous handbag the "Birkin" after the English actress Jane Birkin. When the actress met Jean-Louis Dumas, the son of Robert Dumas-Hermès, she mentioned how unsatisfactory her bag was for daily use. Subsequently, Dumas invited her to…

    Hermès 30cm Vermillion Ostrich Birkin with Palladium Hardware
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    Online Jewelry Sale

    A cultural and commercial celebration of love and romance, Valentine's Day has many popular legends associated with it. Among them is Saint Valentine’s purple amethyst ring that was engraved with a Cupid figure. Legend tells that he carried the piece so he could be recognized as a marriage facilitator. Amethyst…

    Kathrine Baumann Orbits Minaudiere
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    Joshua Kodner's Pre-Valentines Day Sale

    Born in Virginia, Ralph Wolfe Cowan was an American portrait artist whose work spanned 70 years. He is well known for having painted monarchs and statesmen over the course of his career. The subjects of these portraits included the Sultan of Brunei, King Hassan II, King Fahd, Shaikh Zayed of the United Arab Emirates,…

    Platinum 6.9ct Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    The work of Georges Braque will be featured in the upcoming Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide Auction offered by Akiba Antiques. Braque was well known as a key founder of Cubism, alongside Pablo Picasso. However, he did not limit himself to Cubism, also exploring Impressionism, Fauvism, and some collages in…

    Philip and Kelvin Laverne Coffee Table
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    DuMouchelles Friday, January 17th Auction

    DuMouchelles’ upcoming auction will feature a variety of coins, firearms, rugs, jewelry, and collectibles. Rising to the top of the auction is a Shield-Nickel coin from the 1880s. This version was one of the last Shield Nickel editions ever produced. The coin featured in the auction is among the only…

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    Home and Interiors Auction, Day 2 011920

    Ceramics figurines by American ceramist Ken Ferguson are shown in museums around the world. Stoneware by the artist is sculpted in a whimsical and industrial style, including a tripod teapot available in Whitley's Auctioneers’ upcoming Home and Interiors Auction. The bisque lidded teapot by Ferguson is glazed with dark colors…