CHICAGO – Widely known as the Midwest’s favorite source for original and artistic antiques and real estate, Chicago’s Rivich Auction has just released its catalogs online for an exciting sale November 17-18 with selections to appeal to all buyers. festivals. The first day will focus exclusively on vintage clothing from Chanel, Gucci and other top designers, while the second day will feature a selection of art, furniture, and plenty of ‘quirky but cool’ items that even the most warned buyers would never find. brick and mortar stores.
Over 120 lots of high-end designer clothing from an estate on Chicago’s prestigious North Coast will be offered on November 17. brands as coveted as Chanel, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta and Christian Dior. Several pairs of designer shoes (Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Louboutin), handbags and accessories will be auctioned, as well as a variety of men’s clothing, ties and hats for men; and even a collection of vintage children’s clothing.
For many collectors, vintage fashion begins and ends with one name: Chanel. The effortless chic of Coco Chanel’s designs and the quality of the fabrics, buttons and trims she chose made her garments timeless. To this day, sought-after Chanel classics can be found in the wardrobes of some of the world’s most stylish women.
More than ten lots of vintage Chanel creations highlight the sale. They include a Chanel Boutique pastel tweed skirt suit, size 36; a quilted silk blouse with black bow and pearl buttons associated with a flapper-style silk skirt, size 38; and a navy blue striped silk dress with a tie belt. Each is estimated to be between $ 100 and $ 5,000.
Who will be the next to steal the show in a 1980s Oscar de la Renta black velvet bodycon evening gown with cap sleeves and a purple layered skirt? Any serious fashionista who looks at this stunning creation will certainly remember a similar dress and style made famous by Princess Diana. Ready for the spotlight, the de la Renta is priced between $ 100 and $ 5,000. A second party dress in the quintessential ’80s style, also by Oscar de la Renta, is all black with oversized puffed sleeves, a dropped waist, and a ruffled, layered skirt. Estimate $ 100 to $ 5,000
An estimate of $ 100 to $ 5,000 also applies to several other lots, including a vintage Gucci tweed blazer, a Burberry gold metallic coat, and a group of five vintage double-breasted ladies coats and jackets, including one with a Marshall Fields label.
On November 18, Rivich will revolve around a session of 188 lots entitled “American Standard: Western to Mid-Century”. The range includes an eclectic selection of items from several areas of the Chicagoland region and spans many time periods and categories, from vintage billboards and antique machinery with a steampunk flavor, to 20th century paintings and decorative art. .
The star of the day is undoubtedly the mid-century ‘pot lamp’ designed, owned and used by the great architect and designer Mies van der Rohe (German / American, 1886-1969). Used as mood lighting for many years in van der Rohe’s Chicago apartment, it was later passed on to his architect grandson, Dirk Lohan, FAIA. In the accompanying written provenance, Lohan says of the lamp: “It was very unique because no one else had such lighting. These “pots” could easily be hidden behind furniture or located in less frequented areas of the space. They made the ceiling bright enough and not glare-free, and I guess he originally chose them because he didn’t have to do a lot of electrical and decorating work in his apartment. The lamp is presented with an estimate of $ 1,000 to $ 2,000.
A pair of Kaare Klint for Rasmussen Safari Chairs is also ready to decorate a new home environment, estimated between $ 1,000 and $ 2,000; and a signed Christian Liaigre lamp which measures 23½ inches to the top of its 12 inch diameter shade. In excellent condition, this pretty lamp is valued between $ 750 and $ 1,500.
Three fine bronze sculptures with a Western theme would make ideal holiday gifts for anyone who adorns the traditional desk or desk with manly artwork. Two of the bronzes are by D. Michael Thomas, an award-winning sculptor from Buffalo, Wyoming, whose works are characterized by their extraordinarily realistic qualities.
Thomas’ perfect reproduction of equine anatomy and musculature can be seen in a sculpture of a running horse, saddled but without a rider. Signed and numbered 23/38, it is estimated between $ 1,500 and $ 3,000. A second bronze by Thomas entitled “On Deck,” which depicts a saddle horse on a rotating wooden base, is also signed by the artist and carries an estimate of $ 1,000 to $ 2,000. Also adding the vibe of the old west, a David G. Argyle bronze of an ornate, concho-decorated saddle stands 18 inches high on its wooden base and is expected to fetch between $ 750 and $ 1,500.
For the person with everything, Rivich suggests unique antiques as holiday gifts, like an antique “Metro” cast iron paperweight from William Perring & Co. Ltd. made in Neasden, a district in North West London. This industrial wonder of its day has a pre-sale estimate of $ 3,500 to $ 5,000. Another good choice is an oak tri-fold tailor’s mirror from around 1890 that measures over 6 feet wide when fully opened. Estimate: $ 500 to $ 1,000
The Rivich Auction November 17-18 sale will begin at 11 a.m. ET / 10 a.m. CT on both days. Consult the fully illustrated catalog and bid away or live online via Live auctioneers. More than 95% of the lots put up for auction are entered without reservation. For details on any auction item, call Rivich Auction at 219-765-8219 or email [email protected] Visit them online at www.rivichauction.com.