The Legendary Theriault's January Auctions Continue January 9-10, 2016 in Newport Beach, CA


The Legendary Theriault’s January Marquis Auction Weekend Continues
at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, California

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Preview 9AM • Auction 11AM 

“Forever Young” - Fine Antique Dolls from Estates and Private Collections. Highlighted by a superb all-original French bisque art doll by Albert Marque, with life-long provenance, and lettered #7 from the series of only 100 dolls which were first presented in 1914/1915 at the Parisian salon of Margaine-Lacroix. And featuring the fine collection of early dolls gathered by Alice Florence Schott in the early/mid-1900s and later bequeathed to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art where they have been carefully preserved for the past 45 years. Along with other fine French bisque dolls and automata from private collections and original French estates. To order the collector’s book call 800-638-0422 or click here. To view the auction online click here.

Early Preview and Reception, Friday evening, January 8, 7-9 PM. All are welcome. Early Preview and Walk-Through with Florence Theriault at 8AM Saturday. Preview Saturday 9 AM-11 AM. Auction begins at 11 AM on Saturday.

Sunday, January 10, 2016
Preview 9AM • Auction 11AM 

Superb One-Owner Auction “The Carabet Collection” of Antique Japanese Dolls. Norman Carabet of California spent decades in the acquisition and study of these fine carved wooden dolls, some dating to the late 1700s, and others paralleling the style of Western dolls in the late 1800s. Playful children, elegant and fashionable ladies, theatrical figures, legendary heroes – all are represented here, and offer both connoisseur collectors as well as those with budding interest in the Japanese doll genre, a window to this important, yet still under-appreciated, field. “The textiles, fabrics, costumes and needlework alone will astonish those who do not yet know these dolls,” assures Florence Theriault, who has catalogued the book, in consultation with noted Japanese doll scholar and author, Alan Scott Pate. To order the collector’s book call 800-638-0422 or click here. To view the auction online click here.

Seminar “The Study and Collecting of Japanese Dolls” with Alan Scott Pate, Friday, January 8, 1-5 PM. Attendance is complimentary, although advance registration is required to ensure your place. Early Preview and Reception, Friday evening, January 8, 7-9 PM. Preview Sunday 9 AM-11 AM. Auction begins at 11 AM on Sunday.


Coming to the auction is the most fun. Choose the dolls that “speak” to you, and have the fun of bidding and winning in person. Meet new friends. Convene with old friends. Laugh and enjoy, and don’t forget the hot fudge sundaes! But if you absolutely can’t come to the auction, there are other ways to bid. Absentee bid, live telephone bid, and live internet bidding are available and easy to use. Need help choosing the best way for you to bid, or help in getting started? Just give us a call at 800-638-0422 and we’ll help you along.

Hotel Information
The Fairmont Hotel is located at 4500 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, California 92660. Turn onto MacArthur Boulevard. Pass through the light at Birch Street and make and immediate left turn into the Fairmont. The hotel is located on MacArthur Boulevard between Birch Street and Von Karman Avenue. For hotel information or reservations call 949-476-2001. Ask for the special Theriault’s room rate. For auction information call Theriault’s at 800-638-0422 or online at theriaults.com.

How to Bid at the Auctions
Come in person to view these exceptional dolls and join in the fun of bidding in person! If you cannot attend, you can leave absentee bids in advance, make a reservation to bid live by telephone at the actual time of the auction, or plan to bid live online (go to www.theriaults.com and click on “bid online” — and don’t forget to pre-register). Just give us a call at 800-638-0422 for more details about any of these bidding choices. 

Selling Your Dolls?
If you’ve been considering selling your dolls, our appraisers will be available to consult with you on your options. Bring the dolls along, or call 800-638-0422 to schedule in advance if you prefer. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-638-0422 or Info@theriaults.com.