Fall Auction at Whitaker Auction Company

October 15, 2009

Each Spring and Fall the Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company conducts a vintage clothing and textile auction. The 2009 Fall sale will be October 24 and 25. The company’s website http://www.whitakerauction.com features an information packed on-line catalog along with an extensive photo gallery of items up for bid.

This auction features a large selection of lace along with some stitched pieces; in particular, a cross stitched embroideredfull view panel linen panel from the 19th century. This Central European piece features a red and black embroidered pattern of flower urns, birds of prey, tulips, leaves and snowflakes. The condition is listed as very good and the estimated sale price is between $200-$300.

lace tableclothAlso featured is a handmade Normandy lace round tablecloth. According to the auction catalog, this circa 1918 cloth is constructed almost entirely of handmade laces including filet, Bruges, Valenciennes, reticella and other needle laces. The tablecloth, featured in Elizabeth Kurella’s book Normandy Lace Patchworks, was originally won at a society bazaar by a “domestic” taken there by her employer. The original value of this tablecloth was $200. It is in excellent condition and the estimated sale price is between $800-$1200.

Visit the website to see the complete list of offerings along with accompanying photographs. Absentee and phone bids are accepted. Happy Bidding!

Note: The accompanying photographs are courtesy of Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company.

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