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Turner to auction designer fashion, luxury accessories April 11

interior designer's closet
Hermès tan leather purse, 9 x 7 x 1in.; strap 14in.; good condition, light scratching to hardware. Estimate $500-$700. Turner image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will open the door to the Nancy Glenn couture closet on Saturday, April 11. This online auction, Part 2 of the Nancy Glenn Collection, features over 200 lots of jewelry, handbags, clothing, shoes, hats, decorative items and more – many from celebrated fashion designers. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Part I of the Nancy Glenn Collection, offering Hermès scarves and shawls, was an exceptional success: All 200 lots were sold at auction and for numerous bids. Nancy Glenn was the founder and owner of the well-known, high-end interior design firm, Glenn Design Co., in Sausalito, California, for over 35 years.

This Nancy Glenn auction continues to feature a wide selection of luxury goods and adornments, mostly for women. Among the many jewelry offerings are earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, rings, brooches and watches – including pieces by Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Mikimoto, Kieselstein-Cord and Amy Katherine Russell; many feature diamonds, tourmaline, gold, blackened silver, jade, lapis lazuli, coral, opal, Bohemian garnets, Bakelite, or freshwater or cultured pearls.

interior designer's closet
Diamond and 18K gold solitaire ring, radiant-cut diamond measuring approximately 6.15 x 5.4 x 3.7mm and weighing an estimated 1.00 carat.; H-I-J/SI; weighing 4.9 grams, size 8 (approximate). Estimate $1,200-$1,500. Turner image

A rare David Gilhooly frog sandwich pendant-necklace is also in this sale. Handbags, evening bags, totes and related accessories come from Hermès, Bottega Veneta, Paloma Picasso, Ferragamo, Judith Leiber, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tory Burch, Tumi, Bally, Nicole Miller and Icon.

interior designer's closet
Hermès enamel bangle bracelet, diameter: 2½in., width: 1 3/8in.; signed Hermes Paris Made in Austria+L. Estimate $300-$500. Turner image

Other offerings include a selection of couture clothing from Badgley-Mischka, Yves St. Laurent and St. John; designer hats and a few scarves; several pairs of shoes or cowboy boots; Western silver and leather belts; and a Native American beaded vest. Among the decorative items are Baccarat candleholders, jewelry boxes, malachite carvings, and silver Christmas ornaments.

interior designer's closet
Native American beaded vest, early 20th century with hide embellished by beadwork. Overall good condition with normal signs of wear commensurate with age including bead and stitch losses. Estimate $300-$500. Turner image

Items for men include gold nugget cufflinks, a Raymond Weil watch, a pocket watch, and Hermès and Gucci ties.

The sale also features groupings of vintage and costume jewelry, watches, gold rings and silver bracelets.

interior designer's closet
Seed pearl, turquoise and 18K gold bracelet and ring, set with nine round brilliant and single-cut diamonds weighing in total approximately 0.16 carats; gross weight approximately 28.9 grams; bracelet size: 7½in.; ring:
8½. Estimate $700-$900. Turner image

Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Saturday, April 11, 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

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