Thursday, November 14, 2013

Period Fashions Are a Hit At Augusta Auctions

The room was filled to the brim with serious fashionistas and savvy shoppers at the Augusta Auctions Couture & Vintage Fashion sale, held on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013.


This featured Paco Rabanne wool and leather coat & helmet greeted visitors at the entrance, and sold for $20,000.

Racks of clothing and tables of historically significant fashion items and textiles were on display, along with a selection of 19th century jewelry, shoes, boots, and hats, and huge assortment of Hermes scarves.

The sale began with lively bidding for two large Louis Vuitton canvas trunks, and proceeded at a speedy clip as buyers competed for the goods on display.

A modest sampling of the many beaded flapper dresses offered for sale.

A colorful selection of Victorian boots and a silver chatelaine await in the display case.

An unconstructed 1890s Point de Gaze lace dress went for a crowd-wowing $25,000, while a pair of Dior white kid gloves sold for $1,000.

Early and rare 18th and 19th century men's costumes were extremely popular, with many having important provenances and in some cases, an exact date of use.

This 1790 red wool coat and breeches belonging to British Consul Thomas McDonogh, was a show stopper, enjoying rapidly escalating bids and closing at $17,000.


A handsome 1790 red wool coat and accompanying breeches belonging to Thomas McDonogh, first British Consul to New England, sold for the tidy sum of $17,000, while a modest 1780's middle class man’s brown linen suit, was competitively snatched up at a cool $22,000 over the phone.

There were several bargains to be had as well, including a Lilli Ann suit with charming beaded poodle, selling for a modest $425, along with much designer evening wear and gowns, selling in the $300 to $500 range on average.


Pucci fashion was a popular theme with approximately seventeen lots up for sale.

An array of colorful Pucci dresses and beachwear were crowd favorites, as were a high number of 20's beaded dresses and lingerie items.

If you would like to attend the next sale, be sure to visit Augusta Auctions online for more information and schedule of events.

Written by Metro Retro Vintage

1 comment:

denisebrain said...

Thank you for this run down. Truly stunning vintage and antique items, as to be expected at Augusta!

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