Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company

Couture, Vintage Fashion, Lingerie, Textiles 

Friday and Saturday, October 20 & 21 at 10AM 

Preview: Thurs. October 19, 12-6 PM & Fri. and Sat.  8–10AM 

Location: New Hope Eagle Fire Co. New Hope, PA 18938


This season’s two-day auction will feature institutional property from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), The Atelier of Patrick Kelly-Paris, a Mid-Western Institution,  Shippensburg State University, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Gene London Collection, other local historical societies, institutions, private collectors and estates.

We strongly encourage prospective buyers, textile historians and historical costume lovers to attend both auction days. Additionally the "Un-cataloged or Discovery Sale" will be at the conclusion of the catalog sale on FRIDAY not Saturday as in the past. The Friday sale will NOT be available for online bidding.

19th & Early 20th C Clothing:  Beaded dresses, silk lingerie, Gustav Beer, Adaire, etc.

20th Century Couture & Designer Clothing:  Christian Dior, Stavropoulos, Adrian, Beene, Chanel, Courreges, Ferre,  Gaultier, Gernreich, Galliano, Halston, Hermes, Lacroix, Lanvin, McQueen, Moschino, Norell, Pucci, de la Renta, Valentino, Versace, YSL , Cardin and more.

The Atelier of Patrick Kelly-Paris: We are fortunate to have been selected to sell the remains of Patrick Kelly’s Paris Atelier. Included among the 90+ lots will be a mermaid gown, cocktail dresses, Nail Dress, Dice Dress, Leopard Print, Denim, Fleece, dresses, outerwear, workwear, whimsical gloves, hats, fans, scarves, other accessories and jewelry.

Accessories & Jewelry: Bess-Ben hats, lame boots, unusual ivory clutch, scenic beaded bag in original box, Hermes scarfs, etc.

Ethnographic & Textiles: Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American textiles and embroidery including: Chinese silk embroidered robes, embroidery samples, kesi,  suzani, Ottoman embroidery, fine table linens, paisley & asuit shawls, batiks, quilts,  fabric swatches and samples, lace,  collection of 1950’s automotive paint tiles/samples,  etc.

Any items PICTURED in this ad or on website will be sold Saturday October 21

Additional information, catalogs and 100’s of photos:

Phone: 215-817-4600

Session_One_Catalog Download October_20_2017.pdf



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