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May 6-7, 2017 in Dallas, Texas
For nearly 40 years, in her home just behind the famed Oslo Castle, Liv Greta Brem has gathered a consummate collection of fine European antique dolls including those once owned by the family of the Norwegian expressionist painter, Edvard Munch. Expressions, in fact, have been the theme of the Brem collection, as she sought dolls whose faces reflected human moods, both of children and adults. Fine antique dolls of bisque, porcelain, paper mache, wood and wax filled every cranny of this private museum. Each is featured in the fine full color catalog with detailed photographs and historical descriptions. 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 160 pages.
What Finespun Threads
Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida
Several hundred wonderful antique doll costumes including fashion gowns, bebe dresses, character doll costumes, bonnets, shoes and accessories are featured in this fabulous collection. The rarity of antique costumes has become more evident with each passing year, ensuring that this collection will entice every collector wishing to refresh their doll wardrobes. Each piece is featured (many with front and back views) in a full color catalog. 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 144 pages.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida
Highlighted by an exceptional collection of 35 rare automata from the Golden Age including several grand examples by Vichy such as Magician Lady, Girl with Theatre, and Lady with Performing Pierrot, each with portrait Jumeau heads, as well as the extremely rare Whistling Boy with art character face 205. Along with an outstanding collection of rare French bisque bébés and poupées, German bisque art characters, American folk cloth, mignonettes, dollhouses and other superb examples of childhood past. Each is featured in the fine full color catalog with detailed photographs and historical descriptions. 9" x 12". Softbound. 148 pages.
January 8, 2017 in Newport Beach, California
The legendary doll collection of Samy Odin from the Musée de la Poupée of Paris is the subject of this extraordinary one-person auction. Many of the more than 400 dolls in the collection, most mirroring the amazing history of the French doll, have been featured in the books authored by Samy Odin, and in numerous articles appearing in Antique Doll Collector. The catalog features more than 500 wonderful antique dolls and playthings. 10" x 10". Hardbound. 196 pages.
The Voyage Continues
January 7, 2017 in Newport Beach, California
Filled with a bounty of dolls, many owning trunks of costumes and accessories, each bound from its past journeys and now hopefully inclined to its next home, this extraordinary auction celebrates the passage of the doll, through history, through the hands of loving owners, generation after generation. Join Theriault’s to celebrate this continuing voyage, and, for yourself, bring home a doll. The catalog features more than 500 of the world’s finest dolls, toys, automata, and related childhood playthings. 10" x 10". Hardbound. 148 pages.
A Time For Gratitude
November 13, 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland
The end of each year seems a time of reflection, of gratitude for family and good friends and all that is fortunate in our lives. Beginning with the quintessential American holiday — Thanksgiving — a giving of thanks — and continuing with days and weeks of community, sharing, and gratitude, it is, too, the time to rekindle our sense of history. How perfect, then, is an auction of antique dolls, those memorable links to childhood past. Theriault's merrily presents — with gratitude for another year in the company of fine friends and precious treasures — our annual holiday antique doll auction in a 8.5" x 11" softbound catalog featuring nearly 300 lots.
For the Love of the Ladies
October 1-2, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona
The Estelle Rose Johnston Collection of Important Dolls from the 18th and Early 19th Century. After the July 2013 Part I auction of the legendary collector Estelle Johnston, Estelle fulfilled a lifelong dream. She moved from her beloved Atlanta to the rocky seacoast of California. And with her went favored dolls. Early dolls of wood and paper mache, fine porcelain dolls, and exceptional poupées from the French golden years. This final collection of Estelle Rose Johnston, encompassing several hundred remarkable dolls, were presented in this single-owner estate auction. 8" x 11.5". Softbound. 200 full-color pages.
Bread and Roses
July 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
The Ursula Brecht collection of more than 300 important dolls and ephemera will be presented at a Marquis auction, Bread and Roses, conducted by Theriault's on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. The auction includes exceptional French dolls, rare Lenci dolls from the personal collection of Lenci doll author, Nancy Lazenby, important dollhouse rooms and furnishings from the Hanne Büktas Collection, and more. 9" x 12". Hardbound. 220 pages.
Soirée: Antique Dolls and Automata
May 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Over 250 of the world’s finest and rare antique dolls, automata, and music boxes are offered on Saturday, May 14th featuring the collection of the late Ron Connor of Rogers, Arkansas collected over many decades. 9" x 12". Softbound. 160 pages.
Sanctuary: A Marquis Cataloged Auction of Antique Dolls
March 19, 2016 in Naples, Florida
The world’s finest antique dolls are offered, highlighted by important dolls from the Toby Kinslow collection. Over 350 rare and fine antique dolls are presented including a very choice collection of French bébés from Bru, Steiner, Schmitt, Jumeau and others, as well as their earlier poupées, many with portrait faces and most with desirable articulated wooden bodies. There are rare German bisque characters, French automata, German handwind toys, dolls with trousseaux, rare Japanese Ichimatsu, curiosities including French toy hotte baskets filled with miniature toys, Thorne room, bathing beauties, The Sewing Companion lady, rare Kewpies and much more. 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 148 pages.