Couture and Vintage Auction

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Augusta Auctions Catalog Sale and Discovery Sale
September 10, 2009
Host Hotel, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Augusta Auctions is an auction house for couture & vintage fashion. They have this sale coming up in Sept. and then another in NYC in Nov.
Click here for their site.

For the Sept. 10 auction: Augusta’s first New England specialty antique costume and textile auction will take place during antique market week at Brimfield. Rain or Shine.

To be sold: European and Asian treasures from the 17th through late 20th centuries: vintage & designer garments, abundant 19th C clothing, 19th C dolls and French doll clothes, quilts, coverlets, hand embroidered & woven textiles, quantity of handmade & machine made paisley shawls, exceptional heirloom laces, early Chinese & Japanese embroideries, weavings and robes, hundreds of fans, parasols, hats, bonnets, beaded bags and other fashion accessories.

Consignors: These rare objects have been hidden away for decades in storage of legendary American museums: The Montclair Art Museum (NJ), Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MA), The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (VA), Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (CA) and the first of many objects from the internationally renowned Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection. These amazing collections, as well as selections from other institutions, estates and individual consignors will be sold to the highest bidder, free of minimum bids or reserves. All catalogued auction lots and discovery sale objects will sell on September 10.

Some sample pieces are pictured:

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