CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Sept. 2, 2009 Vintage Couture and Accessories sale, with Internet live bidding through www.LiveAuctioneers.com, will include 31 examples of exquisite French couture created between the late-19th century and the 1930s. The property comes from the collection of Katharine (McLane) Tiffany Abbott, and was found in a Louis Vuitton trunk after decades of storage in a Boston-area attic.
Katharine Tiffany Abbott (1855-1948) born in 1855, was the niece of Tiffany & Co. founder Charles Lewis Tiffany and a cousin of renowned glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. Among her collection spanning more than four decades are superb examples of fine fabrics, meticulous construction, and delicate beading typical of French high fashion in the early 20th century.
During a session of costume jewelry to be auctioned on the same day as the vintage couture, 10 examples of eminently collectible Maison Gripoix will be offered. A large red, green, turquoise and faux-pearl Chanel Gripoix necklace is estimated to sell for $4,000-6,000, as is a red cabochon Byzantine necklace with Maltese cross pendant. Leslie Hindman’s April 2009 sale featured an important Chanel Gripoix collection that stirred worldwide interest among collectors, so it won’t be surprising if aficionados compete with vigor in the September sale.
All 575 lots of Vintage Couture and Accessories will be exhibited Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at 1338 West Lake St., Chicago.
The auction catalog will soon be available to view online. Bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com. For questions about this sale, contact Leslie Hindman Auctioneers at 312-280-1212 and ask for Leslie Hindman or Abigail Rutherford. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Leslie Hindman Auctioneers:
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ 30 years of experience and expertise have earned the auction house an international reputation for achieving record prices. The firm specializes in postwar and contemporary art; Old Masters, 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture; furniture and decorative arts; fine jewelry and timepieces; vintage couture and accessories; and fine books and manuscripts.
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