Ahlers & Ogletree to auction couture, designer jewelry Nov. 22
ATLANTA – An auction of couture, designer jewelry and luxury gifts auction is slated for Sunday, Nov. 22, by Ahlers & Ogletree. The auction will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Eastern time.
The sale will feature vintage and contemporary clothing, accessories, coats and handbags by many renowned designers; estate and high-end costume jewelry; highly desirable handwoven carpets; and sterling silver, crystal, art glass and other items. It is no coincidence the sale date is a month before Christmas; many of the items are specifically geared toward holiday gift giving.
The jewelry component will be packed with bracelets, necklaces, pendants, rings and watches by famous names.
Women’s watches will include an exquisite Van Cleef & Arpels “Jour Nuit” diamond-encrusted, 24-hour automatic wristwatch (below) that originally sold in December 2011 for $204,000; a circa 2008 Swiss Chopard “Classiques Ovale” diamond-encrusted wristwatch with oval form 24K white gold case; and a rare Rolex 31mm Oyster Perpetual DateJust watch in 18K yellow gold, 2000.
The vintage and contemporary clothing, accessories, coats and handbags are from such noted designers as Hermes, Christian Dior, Chanel, Gucci, Fendi, Cartier, Givenchy, St. John, Judith Lieber, Kleinberg Sherrill, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Nancy Gonzalez.
Vintage trunks and suitcases worth considering are an early 20th century Louis Vuitton designer rectangular Alzer suitcase in signature tan monogram canvas with brass hardware and leather accents; and a circa 1920s Goyard shoe steamer trunk covered in signature chevron canvas with brown leather banding and handles stamped “L.M.”
Just as enchanting would be a vintage French evening or ball gown. Offered will be a stunning Givenchy magenta and red silk chiffon floor-length evening gown, size 8, worn as a backless high-neck halter dress with sheer bodice adorned with ruffles; and a Chanel black silk taffeta sleeveless ball gown with drop waist and V-neck collar and back. Both were made circa 1981.
In all, nearly 500 lots will come up for bid, both live and online. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.