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Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneSat, Oct 17, 2015 2:00 PM GMT

Couture, Textiles, Beaded Bags, Jewelry

This season's two-day auction will feature institutional property from The Museum of Fine Art Houston, The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Two Mid Western Universities, Shippensburg University, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, a Southern Institution, and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) featuring the first session of over 1000 beaded handbags to benefit the ASPCA, local historical societies and others. Property from private collectors, including a one-owner collection of 18th and early 19th Century menswear, The Adele Lebowitz Trust and other estates will be sold. Clothing: Over 150 lots of early period men?s costume including gentleman?s embroidered suits, coats, waistcoats, and other accessories. Ladies 19th through 21st Century clothing including: Julie Clary (Queen of Spain) and Lady Canning (First Vicereine of India) gowns, a large collection of beaded 20?s gowns, summer lace gowns, chiffon dresses, 20th Century designers including: Balenciaga, Chanel (20), Courreges (10), Cavalli, Chapman, Dior, Galanos, Gernreich, Hermes, LaCroix, Mackie, McFadden, Moschino, McQueen, Parnis, Porter, Pucci, Rucci, Scaasi, Trigere, Kathleen Walker, Westwood, Zuckerman, etc. Wardrobe of Christian Schmidt brew master as found and unpacked from his European trip probably in the 1930?s. Accessories & Jewlery: The first session of over 1000 beaded handbags from the ASPCA, Hermes scarves, deadstock Ferragamo shoes, Mexican Modernist sterling silver jewelry, Greek enameled belt circa 1900, Goyard and other interesting luggage. Large chronological pictorial fashion archive compiled from period publications, export shawls, etc. Ethnographic and Textiles: Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American textiles and embroidery including: Dragon robes, Chinese opera costume, suzani?s, palampore, linens, paisley shawls, batiks, oriental carpets, fabric swatches and samples, lace, trims etc.