April 26th, 2023 - Spring Vintage Spectacular

  • Historical & Vintage Clothing
  • Augusta Auction Studio
  • Bellows Falls, VT

Our annual Spring Vintage Spectacular promises a fast-paced flurry of vintage, historical clothing, rare textiles and accessories that's sure to have something for every sartorial enthusiast. New-to-market treasures from many museums, historical societies and a select few private collections.  This sale includes:

  • The couture house sign designed by Josef Hoffman for Gustav Klimt’s wife Emilie Louise Flöge
  • A couture Christian Dior ensemble from Yves Saint Laurent’s debut Trapeze Collection, S/S 1958
  • A rare example of Schiaparelli’s 1935 newsprint textile produced to commemorate the opening of her atelier at 21 Place Vendôme
  • A collection of Wiener Werkstätte textiles, clothing and shoes including an evening jacket with enameled buckle closures by Josef Hoffman
  • An extensive  collection of Galanos, Missoni and Pucci gowns and ensembles deaccessioned from the Museum at FIT. 

Other exceptional items include: a collection of 19th & early 20th C corsets, 1920s and 1930s beaded & lame' evening garments and works by YSL, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Ceil Chapman, Chanel, Bonnie Cashin, Thierry Mugler, Zandra Rhodes, Issey Miyake, Shultz, Nina Ricci, Pavone, Bob Mackie, Galanos and Carven.

As always our sales continue to offer an unparalleled selection of Victorian & Edwardian day, evening & visiting gowns, corsets, lingerie & foundations, traditional clothing & textiles from around the globe, early 20th opera coats & capes, beaded & lame' 1920s & 1930s evening garments, 20th designer coats, evening & day wear, hats, gloves & handbags and an extensive variety of 20th C galalith & bakelite jewelry.