Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company

Couture, Vintage Fashion, Fabric Swatches, Textiles & Jewelry Auction 

Friday and Saturday, April 28 & 29 at 10AM 

Preview: Thurs. April 27, 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 Philadelphia Museum of Art,  The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a Southern Institution, a California Museum, Shippensburg State University, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Property from American Heiress Margaret Draper-Princess Boncompagni, 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:  Ten Worth garments, other important Paris and American designers:  Jeanne Hallee, Leonard & O’Neil and others, lame, lace coats, wedding, beaded and sequined garments, etc.

20th Century Couture & Designer Clothing: Important Issey Miyake from designer Naoki Takizawa, Vionnet “Little Horses” dress. Christian Dior, Stavropoulos, Adrian, Beene, Chanel, Courreges, Ferre,  Gaultier, Gernreich, Galliano, Halston, Mme. Gres, Hermes, Patrick Kelly, Lacroix, Lanvin, McQueen, Moschino, Norell, Pucci, de la Renta, Valentino, Versace, YSL , Cardin and more.

Accessories & Jewelry: Large collection of signed costume jewelry, Raoul Dufy printed parasol, Christian Dior fashion illustrations, Hermes and other designer scarfs, export shawls, Wiener Werkstatte, Louis Vuitton Trunk, other good trunks, etc.

Ethnographic & Textiles: Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American textiles and embroidery including: Chinese silk embroidered coverlet, suzani, portieres, paisley shawls, batiks, oriental carpets, fabric swatches and samples, lace shawls, South American/ Mexican Colonial needlework,  etc.

Any items PICTURED in this ad or on website will be sold Saturday April 29

Additional information, catalogs and 100’s of photos:

Phone: 215-817-4600

April Text Catalog Day 1

April Text Catalog Day 2


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