November 12-13, 2022 —
Marquis Antique Doll Auction.
"...of a country and pattern of childhood that was completely divorced from that of Europe, a pattern that forced the Australian child into a greater perception of the wonder of a single toy."
Featuring the important 50-year collection of Lila Rait of Victoria, Australia, author of the 1989 book Through the Nursery Window (Oxford University Press, 1989). In her foreword to that book, Constance Eileen King notes that Lila writes “of a country and pattern of childhood that was completely divorced from that of Europe, a pattern that forced the Australian child into a greater perception of the wonder of a single toy…[yet] Lila Rait tells too of the boom years in the 19th century when, glutted with vast wealth, parents travelled widely and purchased very expensive dolls in the capital of Europe”.
It is this collection, notable not only for the wonderful dolls, but also for the provenance which accompanies many of the dolls, which make this two-day auction an event of delight. Two days of live auctions in the gallery, as well as live video/audio presentation of the entire auctions.
VIEW SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 AUCTION HERE
VIEW SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 AUCTION HERE
A gorgeous 220 page full color catalog of the collection written by Florence Theriault is available for $69 including priority shipping and after-auction prices. Shipping is free, and the books are sent priority mail. And after the auction you will receive prices realized to keep with the book forever. To order click here, email email@example.com, or call 410-224-3655.
Preview is at 10AM Eastern. The auction begins at 11AM Eastern each day. We welcome absentee bidding, live telephone bidding, and live bidding on the internet. Too, you can “tune-in” to the online auction and watch and listen to the entire event. Questions? Give us a call and we’ll help you choose the bidding option that is best for you.
The auction will take place at the Theriault's Studio in Annapolis, Maryland. For auction information call Theriault’s at 410-224-3655 M-F 9AM-5PM EST or go online to theriaults.com. Attendance is limited so be sure to call ahead at 410-224-3655 to reserve your seats for this special event!
Our New Service
Face2Live is Theriault’s new service that allows you to schedule an appointment to view on live video feed close-ups of a few dolls you are most interested in. Simply click the handy button on the side of the bottom left of the page. From there you will be connected to one of our staff on video chat (you do not have to be on video yourself) who can either get the doll you are interested in right then or schedule an appointment with you later. A great way to get a close up look of features and face in a live private video session. M-F 9AM-4PM.
How To Bid. Choose the dolls that "speak" to you, and have the fun! You can bid absentee, bid live on the telephone, or bid live on the internet. For more information, please contact us at 410-224-3655 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIEW NOVEMBER 2022 BROCHURE ON ISSUU HERE