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Announcing Theriault's January 6-8, 2023 Marquis Auction Weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona


Announcing "Dreams" - Theriault’s Saturday and Sunday, January 7-8, 2023 Marquis Doll Auction at the JW Marriott Camelback, Scottsdale, Arizona! Featuring over 500 beautiful antique dolls and playthings from the Sandy Kralovetz Collection.

January 7-8, 2023 —

Marquis Antique Doll Auction.

The cupboards of collectors are peopled with dreams. Anticipation lines the walls, dolls not yet seen, faces only imagined. If dreams were dolls, collectors would play in the nurseries of kings.

Sandy Kralovetz, lifelong resident of Scottsdale and Houston, knew this truth in every core of her being. Which may be the reason she named her famed Scottsdale doll shop, Sandy’s Dream Dolls. And a dream it was, indeed, to the hundreds of collectors who visited and learned and yearned for the beautiful dolls they saw there. In later years, after the closing of the shop and the move to Houston, this most generous of collectors continued to share her love of dolls, opening her home to private collectors and large clubs time after time.

Her special love was the French doll and this extraordinary collection is replete with the finest examples from every maker. Thuillier, Bru, Halopeau, Jumeau, Gaultier and more, bébés abound in the collection. So, too, are French poupées highlighted by exquisite dolls by Adelaide Huret, the Lily doll from Lavallee-Peronne, and the extremely rare poupée by Edouard Briens. Yet, for Sandy, the dolls could not stand lonely behind glass-fronted shelving. She chose to present her dolls in wonderful surroundings, finding rare doll-size furnishings and accoutrements, horse-drawn carriages, chandeliers to light their ball rooms, along with fine silver tea services and rich ormolu accessories. And then, there were “the little ones”, the rarest of the rare all-bisque mignonettes and wonderful French bébés in sizes 0, 1, and 2.

Coupled with Sandy’s love of the beautiful doll was her sense of fun and whimsy. Which is why a wonderful exhibition-size Heubach Grumpy, model 8544, highlights her collection, along with a delightful collection of rare googly dolls, along with Max and Moritz by Kammer and Reinhardt. That mischievous pair had eluded her, time and again over the years until she was finally able to acquire the dolls just two years ago. Other German dolls were favorites, too, including her very fine early Kathe Kruse dolls, as well as rare bisque dolls from German art character series.

The Kralovetz Collection features more than 500 lots, each beautifully presented in full color commemorative catalog, with detailed description and pre-sale on each, and provenance on many. Fittingly, the auction will be conducted in Scottsdale, the former site of Sandy’s Dream Dolls, and her home for more than half a century. The public is invited to view this extraordinary collection on Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8, from 9AM-11AM each day, and to attend the auction which immediately follows each preview. For more information or to order the catalog call 410-224-3655 or email info@theriaults.com.

 
BEFORE THE AUCTION - HOW TO PREVIEW THE DOLLS FROM THE KRALOVETZ COLLECTION
Public Preview January 7 and 8 from 9AM-11AM each day immediately preceding that day’s auction.
Visit www.theriaults.com and link to Theriault’s YouTube Channel for a video presentation of many of the dolls by Florence Theriault.
Visit www.theriaults.com and link to ISSUU to view a digital copy of the 250 page catalog.
Visit www.theriaults.com and link to “Bid Online” to see each doll in the catalog.
Call Theriault’s at 410-224-3655 and make an appointment for a private video viewing of your preferred dolls (not available after December 20 due to travel requirements).

COME TO THE AUCTION – LIVE AND IN PERSON
Yes, the doors are wide open, once again, to all. Plan to attend to view Theriault’s signature museum-quality displays of all these fabulous dolls…raise your hand in the bidding fun. And don’t forget the hot fudge sundaes for all. The auction will be conducted in Sandy Kralovetz hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona at the JW Marriott Camelback Hotel. Preview 9 AM MST and the auction begins at 11 AM MST.

STAY AT HOME AND ENJOY THE AUCTION VIRTUALLY
If you can’t attend in person, the entire auction is available for your viewing and listening fun with Theriault’s live internet feed. And, yes, you can bid just as though you were at the auction in person. But you do have to supply your own hot fudge sundae. For details call 410-224-3655 or
visit www.theriaults.com and click on
“Bid Online”.

THE CATALOG BOOK -
“DREAMS, THE SANDY KRALOVETZ COLLECTION”

This is truly “such stuff that dreams are made of”,
the childhood stuff, that is.
And even if neither you, nor William Shakespeare who penned that quote, may never own many of these rare treasures you can still dream the dream as you turn the 250 pages of full color photographs and read the historical descriptions of these rare dolls and playthings. The catalog price includes two-day priority shipping to you, and after-auction price results. $69. Call 410-224-3655 or click here.

Auction Information
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. Note only available through December 20th.

How To Bid. Choose the dolls that "speak" to you, and have the fun! You can bid live in person, 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 info@theriaults.com.

VIEW JANUARY 2023 BROCHURE ON ISSUU HERE