Clars Auction Gallery to Offer Rare Collection of Vintage Couture Fashion, Handbags and Trunks on November 13, 2016

01 Nov

Oakland, CA, 13 – November 2016 – Clars Auction Gallery’s is pleased to announce they will be offering a very rare and exceptional single-owner collection of fine vintage couture fashion, handbags and accessories spanning the 1960s through 1980s as well as vintage trunks as a special section of their Sunday, November 13, 2016 auction of Fine Art, Decorative Arts and Furnishings, Asian Art and Antiques and Jewelry and Timepieces.

Coming to the market from this exclusive wardrobe collection will be couture dresses and jackets by designers including Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior, Ferragamo, Fabienne, Celine, Hermes, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta and Jeanne Lanvin.

The top lot of this impressive collection comes from the Hermès Paris collection and is a handbag, model Kelly. Executed in Bordeaux alligator skin and featuring golden metal applications and lock, this handbag is accompanied by its original box and will be offered for $15,000 – $20,000. Three additional Hermes handbags will be offered as well as fifteen silk scarves, eight silk scarf dresses both two-pieces and ensembles, three-quarter length sport coats embellished with embroidered H’s, a camel mohair cape and everyday dress ware.


clars-louisvuittonsteamertrunk_webSeveral rare steamer trunks include a French E. Goyard steamer trunk, circa 1900, estimated at $4,000 – $6,000, and a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, circa 1920, that will be offered for $5,000 – $7,000.

Clars’ Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry/Timepieces and Asian Art Auction will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 12th and 13th, 2016. The sales will begin promptly at 9:30am on Saturday and Sunday. Previews for this sale will be held Friday, November 11th from 1pm to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9:00 am and by appointment the week prior. A complete catalog will be available online one and one-half weeks prior to the sale. For more information, please visit or email: [email protected]

Bidding for Clars’ auctions is available in person, by phone, absentee and live online at  and through, and  Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.

Clars Auction Gallery is based in Oakland (CA) and is the largest full service auction gallery in the Western United States. Clars Auction Gallery has been the chosen auction gallery of a number of institutions and distinguished private collectors across the country.

Since 2001, Clars Auction Gallery has sold over $170,000,000 of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles and Collectibles and has set multiple new world auction records. Follow Clars on Facebook and Twitter!

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