A sale with star quality

06/11/2014     Chiswick Curates

Our specialist sale of Vintage and Designer Fashion, Furs and Textiles
on November 11th will feature some items with real star quality


The sale has over 250 exclusive and original lots for everyone from the fashion collector to the young at heart who want to be well dressed and unique for this winter's party season.

Vintage designer evening dresses are on offer by many famous designers such as Andre Laug, who is best known for designing for Nina Ricci. We have a hidden away “model run way show" of garments from day wear to full ball gowns that had been locked up in storage and hadn't seen the light of day until it was unpacked here by specialist Tracie Vallis.


But the most special lots in this sale are a vast collection by Gina Fratini, from the late 60’s to 70’s. From the wardrobe of the widow of the late actor Sidney James; “One of her favourite designers Gina Fratini and other loved items collected over the 70’s from the South of France, Italy and around the world.”

The image above features lot no 204: a beautiful cocktail dress of black velvet and jewel coloured panels of raw silk. With black lace and upholstery ball details, the piece is very flamboyant and fun.

The sale also includes vintage fur shawls to full length fur coats, with estimates ranging from £50-1000, along with Ladies and Gents accessories, dinner suits, shoes and handbags.
Check here for the full catalogue


This week, despite the considerable fall in the price of gold over the preceding weekend, we had some very good results for our customers in the Stamps, Coins and Banknotes sale.

A 1694 William and Mary two Guinea gold coin achieved a hammer price of £2600. A 1937 George VI four coin specimen set, in its original red leather presentation case, went for £4200. And the 1872 Italian 100 Lira gold coin we featured here last week achieved £3400.



Coming up, the catalogue for the sale of the Schuster NODDY IN TOYLAND collection is shaping up delightfully. Take a look here at the fabulous images. The sale is on Wednesday 19th November. We have original illustrations, 1st edition books and a wide variety of ephemera featuring this lovable little Enid Blyton character!


It will be followed by a sale of Fine Antique Dolls, Teddy Bears & Toys. For enquiries about either of these, contact Tracie Vallis - tracie@chiswickauctions.co.uk

And before the end of the year we have Russian Art, 20th Century Design, Fine Art and Specialist Wines and Spirits. Don't forget to check the website for the details of these and all our other sales.


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