Dallas, TX, United States
DoneSat, Apr 21, 2012 4:00 PM UTC
Dallas Socialite B. Ahlschlager Estate, Day 1
About Bertha Ahlschlager: One of Dallas most well known and influential persons in antique and design circles, and owner of Le Papillon in Highland Park Village, one of Dallas finest antique shops during the 1970's and 1980's. She began collecting at the age of 10, and her passion for antiques and design took her on regular buying trips to France as well as the Orient, where she found the finest pieces. Her home on Armstrong Parkway in Highland Park, Texas, is a Heritage Home, named one of Dallas 50 finest homes, featured in Texas Home Magazine, Architectural Digest, and various other publications. It was often used for photo shoots for Neiman Marcus, Calvin Klein, and various other fashion shoots. Bertha was known for her exquisite taste and her penchant for acquiring only the finest from around the world. Her collection is truly one of the finest to ever be offered at auction in Dallas. Items to be offered include very fine 18th & 19th c. French & Continental antiques, signed antique marble & bronze statuary including pieces by Moreau, Carrier, Bouret, C.E. Dallin and others. Exquisite antique accessories by Tiffany, Baccarat and other fine makers. More than 100 pieces of fine jewelry including a 10 carat diamond solitaire, pieces by David Webb, Henry Dunay, Kurt Wayne, Tiffany and other high end makers. Fine collection of ivory including a palace size carved tusk and palace size pair of ivory phoenix. Large 18th c. Flemish Tapestry, pair of 18th c. Italian Giltwood Torchieres, incredible 18th & 19th c. signed oil paintings, Sterling Silver, fine linens, Judith Lieber and other designer bags and accessories. A signed Sormani commode, a signed Tairraz commode, a bronze cartel clock by Julien Leroy, an exceptional French 5 piece salon suite, and various other important pieces of signed French furniture. Antique porcelain including Sevres, Meissen, Royal Crown Derby, Imari, majolica, rose medallion, malachite and much much more.