Monday 8 November 2010

Karen Augusta Auction * 10 November * St Pauls, NYC

There are some lovely items in the upcoming Karen Augusta auction and Lot 123 is - would you believe - a Belle  Époque walking outfit of between 1890-1920. This fabulous antique white two-piece has a ground of embroidered dots on linen. The bolero-style jacket has bell sleeves and, like its trained skirt, has large, lace panels insets. It has been deaccessioned from Brooklyn Museum and comes with an estimate of  $400 -$600.

Here are two items that are beautifully crafted with techniques of Irish lace and crochet - I can imagine the wonderful weight of these. They are lot: 115 which includes an ivory lawn jacket with roses and leaves in dimensional Irish crochet plus a long-sleeved, V-neck, embroidered net blouse trimmed with heavy Irish lace from Brooklyn Museum. The estimate is between $200 - $300.


  1. Oh wow, i love the flowers on the bottom of the jacket.. ie the picture that is 2nd up from the bottom... Stunning!!

    How beautiful would you have felt wearing that when it was new!!

  2. I love this designs! These aren't expensive!