MAY 13th & 14th, 2014

  • Tuesday, May 13 at 4 PM & Wednesday, May 14 at 4 PM
  • Preview: 1 PM to 4 PM on Tuesday & inspection before each table sells on Wednesday
  • Host Hotel Ballroom
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Our May 13th & 14th specialty antique costume and textile auction will again take place during Antique Market Week at Brimfield. Our New England location, the Sturbridge Host Hotel, is six miles east of the Brimfield antique fields and about an hour from Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS) or Hartford, CT's Bradley Airport (BDL). Our May sale in the Host Hotel ballroom will be held rain or shine.

To be Sold

  • MENS Mens shirts, 1880-1930's including collection of collarless custom shirts made for US Ambassador, hats, walking sticks, boots, 1790 waistcoat

  • WOMENS: Civil War & bustle dresses, Belle Époque tea & evening gowns, beaded & lace flapper dresses, 1930's bias cut velvet & lace, mid-late 20th century designer, lingerie, whites, silk & cotton petticoats, silk saris, shoes, hats, handbags, parasols, fans, wedding dresses, Eastern European regional clothing & accessories, bathing suits, kimonos & embroidered robes

  • CHILDRENS: Printed bustle dress, Christening gowns, 19th C. baby bonnets, children's boots & stockings, 19th C. lace & embroidered white dresses, regional clothing, accessories

  • TEXTILES: Embroidered Chinese & middle eastern textiles, woven paisley shawls, samplers, early 19th C. whole cloth quilts, hand woven & patterned blankets & coverlets from early 19th C., hooked rugs, portieres, pieced quilt, overshot coverlets, collection of Suzani tent hangings, embroidered shawls

  • LACE & TRIMS: Hand & machine made yardage, Chantilly shawls, curtains, hankies & accessories, heirloom laces, table & bed linens, silk ribbon, metallic & beaded trim, Victorian sewing box

  • JEWELRY:  Costume & Ethnic

  • OF NOTE1828 Wedding dress & reticule, 2 18th C. dresses, Arts & Crafts Peacock Dress, Printed Bustle Dress w/ matching fan,  Navajo Blanket, Painted 18th C. Dress, 2 chintz whole cloth quilts

Both of our sales begin late afternoon - at 4pm - just as the Brimfield Antique fields are winding down for the day.

The CATALOG sale will begin at 4PM on Tuesday May 13th with 432 collector and trade lots on display. There will be an opportunity to preview all of the catalog lots on Tuesday beginning at 1PM .

Our now-legendary DISCOVERY SALE has it's own auction sale date, May 14th, Wednesday. All DISCOVERY items are uncatalogued and most come from institutions around the country. The action begins promptly at 4PM and lasts for many hours - well into the evening. The boxes are opened, the items are on view for inspection and then the bidding begins. Preview DISCOVERY objects along with others in attendance, just as the museum boxes are emptied and sold. Expect a fast-paced and exciting sale. Buy one special piece or the whole table.

Because of the volume of fashion and textile objects that have to be sold over the two sale days, there will be NO PHONE, INTERNET or ABSENTEE BIDDING. You MUST ATTEND in person to view and bid on these lots. If you can't be there in person, ask a friend to bid for you.  EVERYTHING that we have been amassing from museum collections since last summer WILL SELL on May 13th & 14th.

Internet, phone and absentee bidding will return for our November 12th NYC sale.

Click Search Lots & Photos above to find descriptions of May 13 catalog lots posted in the order of sale. There are 432 lots in the Tuesday catalog sale and thousands more items in the Wednesday DISCOVERY sale.

Type in any search term or era and view available lots in our searchable web catalog. Photos are included for about 1/3 of the lots to give you an idea of treasures to be found. All of the 432 lots can be examined closely from 1PM to 4PM on Tuesday, May 13th. Bidders, or someone bidding for you, must be in attendance to bid at this sale.

Clothing, accessories & textiles are grouped into large trade/collector lots. These sales are absolutely the best way to stock your vintage store, amass inventory for a web-based business or fill up your closet with unique vintage treasures.

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