Friday, May 24, 2002
Correction: Jan Reeder, Doyle New York's Couture Specialist told me that the highest price at the recent Couture, Accessories, and Textile Auction was not $9,000, but rather $11,750, which went for a pair of late 18th century brocade shoes with clogs. They were very rare, in mint condition, with a London label, and although Ms. Reeder does not know if this is a record price paid for a pair of 18th century shoes....it is "up there". In addition, she claimed to be "very pleased with the overall sale which reached close to the high estimates."
Posted by marilyn at 5/24/2002