Whether the books we read or the lives we lead, the page is always turning, sometimes directed by our hand or, other times, simply fluttering to the vagaries of others or the whims of the wind. So it is with the dolls we love.
Their long lives, where they began, the children who loved them in the past, we who cherish them now, and the travels they took to arrive at this place and time are pages from a book, a vibrant story to tell for each doll.
Theriault’s May 2021 Marquis Auction is a veritable library of dolls, each waiting to turn the page for the next chapter in its life. Outstanding selections ranging from a superb early English wooden doll with trousseau (ex-collection Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art) to a fabulous trio of tiny French bisque Bébé Brus, sizes 0, 1, and 2, along with their tiny cousin, Bébé A.T. A fine American Izannah Walker doll is featured along with other mid-1800s dolls including fine porcelain dolls by KPM. There are automata, rare German character dolls, dollhouse furnishings, outstanding French bisque poupées, and fine all-bisque miniature dolls, more than 500 dolls in the two-day event.
Watch for more details soon about this exciting event here. A free brochure is available on request. The 152-page full-color catalog with detailed descriptions of each lot can be ordered for $59. To order the catalog click here.
A limited edition collectible book which includes award-winning photographs of every doll, detailed description and historical background, and pre-sale estimate is available to order now. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 410-224-3655.
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.
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. Available 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 email@example.com.