Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company

  Couture, Vintage Fashion, Textiles, Swatch Books, Beaded Bags  

Friday and Saturday, October 28-29 at 10AM 

 Previews: Thursday October 27, Noon-6PM  

 Friday and Saturday from 8AM – 10AM  

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

 This season’s two-day auction will feature institutional property from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a Southern Institution, Shippensburg State University, Allentown Art Museum, York County History Center other local historical societies and institutions. The first sale of the famous Gene London Collection including several with Hollywood provenance, several hundred beaded bags from the Stella and Frederick Krieger Collection including one of the largest beaded bags known to exist. Men’s clothing and accessories from a one-owner collection. property from other private collectors and estates will also be sold. 

Clothing: Paul Poiret dress and coat set, Madeleine Vionnet fringed dress 1925, Couture Balenciaga dress and coat set, 18th C Robe al la Francaise, Irish crochet gown, great selection of beaded twenties, printed Adrians, Schiaparelli, Fath, Molyneux, Fortuny, Gallenga, Suzanne Talbot,  Desses, Chanel, Dior, Gres, Givenchy, Galanos, Halston, Lanvin, YSL, Balenciaga, Stavropoulos, Norell, de la Renta Jean Louis for Judy Garland in A Star is Born, Alexander McQueen, Ralph Rucci, Tom Ford, Gaultier, Lacroix, Beene, Mainbocher, Cardin, Hermes, Thea Porter, Courreges, Ricci, etc.

Accessories: The Krieger collection of beaded bags featuring an oversized beaded bag known (19.5 X 14.5 inches), 18th C Shoe buckles, Art Deco headpiece, Rare Mellerio dits Meller 18K gold sunglasses, gilt Coronet, Jensen/Kortzau pin, scrimshaw great early men’s shoes and hats, etc.

Textiles, Ethnographic & Ephemera: Important 19th C swatch book collection from FIT, Rare and Important collection of Christian Dior croquis with attached fabric swatches 1954, and other original fashion illustrations. Fortuny curtains, Export and paisley shawls, French modernist carpet, quilts, Chinese robes, L’ART du TRAVESTISSEMENT, LEON SAULT and other fashion related books. 

 Additional information, catalogs and 100’s of photos: or 215-817-4600

Free Download of October 28-29 Catalog Below