Turner Auctions selling Hermès scarves Feb. 29

Hermès silk scarf, 35in x 35in, excellent condition, shows very minor evidence of handling. Estimate: $150-$250. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will sell the Nancy Glenn Collection of Hermès Scarves & Shawls on Saturday, Feb. 29. This online auction, exclusively devoted to items from the world-renowned Parisian fashion house, features over 200 lots of scarves and shawls plus some pocket squares, cummerbunds and bow ties for men. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Established in 1837, Hermès is a French high fashion luxury goods manufacturer that specializes in lifestyle accessories, leather, home furnishings, perfumery, jewelry, watches and ready-to-wear. Nancy Glenn was founder and owner of the well-known, high-end interior design firm, Glenn Design Company, in Sausalito, California, for over 35 years.

Hermès cashmere and silk blend scarf, 65% cashmere and 35% silk, good condition, gently used with signs of wear. Estimate: $300-$400. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

Nancy Glenn was an avid collector her entire adult life. Her collections included Hermès scarves, Steiff animals, belts, beads, art, antiques, jade, napkin rings, gloves and more – with well over 100 items amassed in each category. Reflecting her lifelong love of horses and a fascination of Native America, many items in her Hermès collection focused on these two themes. Captivated by their patterns, fabric and colors, the designer appreciated these chic fashion accessories as works of art – wearable art.

Hermès silk scarf, 35in square, shows minor evidence of handling. Estimate: $150-$250. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

Unsurprisingly, as a successful and in-demand interior designer, Nancy Glenn also had a creative eye and a love of art. There is a story behind each item she collected, whether a personal connection with another or an intriguing design element that made it special to her. Of particular note are two paintings of Nancy Glenn done by Andy Warhol in 1985, two years before his death. Commissioned by her former husband, the colorful paintings (in five colors, supposedly for people he really liked, said her niece Janelle) were sold in 2017 at Sotheby’s for over $400,000.

Hermès cashmere and silk blend shawl, 53in square, excellent condition, shows very minor evidence of handling. Estimate: $400-$600. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

Now, Glenn’s family is bringing her collections to auction, hoping to share the happiness they brought to Nancy’s life with others.

Hermès silk scarf, 35in x 35in, excellent condition, shows minor evidence of handling. Estimate: $150-$250. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

Here are more highlights of the upcoming sale:

– Lot 54: Hermès silk scarf, 35inches square. Excellent condition; shows very minor evidence of handling. Estimate: $150-$250.

– Lot 153: Hermès cashmere and silk-blend scarf, 65% cashmere and 35% silk. Good condition; gently used with signs of wear. Estimate: $300-$400.

– Lot 3: Hermès silk scarf, 35 inches square. Excellent condition; shows very minor evidence of handling. Estimate: $150-$250.

– Lot 7: Hermès silk scarf, 35 inches square. Excellent condition; shows very minor evidence of handling. Estimate: $150-$250.

– Lot 13: Hermès silk scarf, 35 inches square. Excellent condition; shows very minor evidence of handling. Estimate: $150-$250.

– Lot 26: Hermès silk scarf, 35 inches square. Excellent condition; shows very minor evidence of handling. Estimate: $150-$250.

– Lot 185: Two Hermès 100% cotton scarves made in France, 26 inches square. Excellent condition; shows very minor evidence of handling. Estimate: $200-$400.

– Lot 177: Hermès cashmere and silk-blend shawl, 65% cashmere and 35% silk, 53 inches square. Excellent condition; shows very minor evidence of handling. Estimate: $400-$600.

– Lot 124: Hermès bowtie, cummerbund and suspenders set. Good condition; Gently used with signs of wear. Estimate: $150-$250.

Turner Auctions + Appraisals will begin its online auction on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time, 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

For more information, contact Stephen Turner, president of Turner Auctions + Appraisals, at 415-964-5250 or sturner@turnerauctionsonline.com.