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Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneSat, Apr 28, 2012 2:00 PM GMT

Couture, Vintage Clothing & Textile Auction

This season?s auction will feature institutional property from The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY; The Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium, Schenectady NY; The Hostess House, Marion IN; The Plymouth Area Historical Society, Plymouth OH; Shippensburg University, Shippensburg PA; Newville Historical Society, Newville PA, as well as property from private collectors and estates. Friday April 27: Documentary textile collections including large quantity of bark cloth; ethnographic textiles; Native American; Chinese garments, textiles and collection of 18th and 19th century porcelain snuff bottles from The Schenectady Museum; Oriental carpets; Fashion related ephemera from The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art including ?Images of Guatemala? by Carlos Merida and a collection of original costume illustrations by Irving and Nathan Eastman for Ziegfield Follies productions such as ?Rio Rita?, and ?Taboo? with Paul Robeson, etc. Large one owner collection of Paisley shawls; French 18th and 19th C Toiles and other Continental textiles will also be sold. Saturday April 28: Couture, vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories with important couture examples from Gabrielle Chanel; Dior; Yves Saint Laurent; Givenchy; Patou; Balmain; Balenciaga; Pingat; Worth and others. Accessories to be sold include an important 18K gold Cartier clutch; Schiaparelli ?cane handbag? and other designer handbags. Spectacular Red Alligator Luggage including a large steamer trunk by Mark Cross from the Estate of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. Great collection of Chinese Export shawls including a rare example of swimming Koi with seaweed and others. Plus oddities like Eddie Plank?s equipment bag, Wiener Werkstatte collectables, etc.