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Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneFri, Oct 31, 2014 3:00 PM GMT

Textiles Period Costume Jewelry from Museums

This season?s two-day auction will feature institutional property from The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Shippensburg University and others. Property from private collectors and estates will also be sold, including a collection of couture and accessories from a NYC fashion industry consultant who was also an early Burning Man body art style icon. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO USUAL ORDER OF SALE! EARLY CLOTHING 18TH C-1920?s SOLD FRIDAY Friday October 31: Early period costume including an important Worth gown worn by former first lady Harriet Lane and 7 other Worth garments. Gentleman?s 18th C embroidered coat and waistcoats, 18th C brocade bodices, beaded dresses and bags, Edwardian and Victorian garments. Isabel Canovas and other jewelry, Ethnographic textiles including Coptic, Safavid, and Ottoman and Turkish embroidery, Chinese garments and textiles, Oriental and Navajo carpets, lace and lace makers tools, including a large quantity of needlework tools from the collections of Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Cohen and Gertrude Whiting, many featured and illustrated in her book Old-Time Tools and Toys of Needlework. A group of monogrammed bed linens with JP Morgan family provenance. A large archive of weaving samples from the American Modernist designer Dorothy Liebes including many examples of rigid warp construction popular with mid century architects including Frank Lloyd Wright. Textile swatch books and carded samples as well as textile reference books and other ephemera. Saturday Nov.3: Couture, designer, vintage clothing and accessories from 1930 to present with important examples from Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Fath, Cardin, YSL, Ferre, Lacroix, Lanvin, Courreges, McQueen, Galliano, Gaultier, Balmain, Pucci and others. Several examples from important American designers Rucci, Beene, Galanos, McCardell, Adrian, Richard Tam, Trigere, and others will also be sold. In addition t