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Accessories - General

Accessories take virtually every conceivable form, from those created for strict utility such as everyday reading glasses to pieces born out of pure extravagance like jeweled crowns worn by royalty. Whether rooted in practical simplicity or opulent glamour, vintage accessories tell the stories of past owners, offer a window into history, and provide fuel for many a collector's obsession.

For some, accessories are the co-stars of the fashion world, playing second fiddle to clothing and apparel items. Their sole purpose is to pull together a look and add just the right finishing touches. For others, accessories not only communicate pulled-together polish, they allow for an individual expression of taste.

There are accessories auctions with something for every collectible inclination. Auctions range from items of broad interest like the personal possessions of celebrities and notable public figures to objects appealing to collectors of things arcane.


Quick Facts

  • A pair of opera glasses used by Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in 1865 went under the hammer in 2011 and set a record: $424,000
  • A diamond-encrusted tiara given to Elizabeth Taylor by her husband Mike Todd sold at a 2011 Christie's auction for $4.2 million, more than 50 times its high estimate
  • In August 2015, Graceland Auctions sold an Elvis Presley-owned silver metal set of monogrammed cufflinks and tie tack made by Sarah Coventry for $4,500

Recommended Items at Auction

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Sterling Silver Hat Band, Buckle & Pin
Oct 01, 10:00 AM MST
Sterling Silver Hat Band, Buckle & Pin
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$2759 Bids
A cross-body bag gold detail including two different straps
Oct 04, 6:00 PM AEDT
A cross-body bag gold detail including two different straps
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1208 Bids
Vintage Cream Hand Beaded Tiara Headband
Sep 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Cream Hand Beaded Tiara Headband
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $20- $80
$606 Bids
19C Tiffany & Co 14K Mother of Pearl And Lace Fan
Sep 28, 12:00 PM EDT
19C Tiffany & Co 14K Mother of Pearl And Lace Fan
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2255 Bids
TIFFANY & CO KEYRING STERLING SILVER
Oct 02, 10:00 AM EDT
TIFFANY & CO KEYRING STERLING SILVER
by Imperial Auction
Est: $100- $200
$202 Bids
A group of folding umbrellas
Oct 04, 6:00 PM AEDT
A group of folding umbrellas
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD252 Bids
LOT ANTIQUE SHOE & KNEE BUCKLES
Oct 02, 11:00 AM EDT
LOT ANTIQUE SHOE & KNEE BUCKLES
by Americana Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$1502 Bids
A group of mixed umbrellas
Oct 04, 6:00 PM AEDT
A group of mixed umbrellas
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD152 Bids
French Antique Neoclassical Allegorical Ladies Fan
Sep 28, 12:00 PM EDT
French Antique Neoclassical Allegorical Ladies Fan
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1002 Bids
A group of folding umbrellas
Oct 04, 6:00 PM AEDT
A group of folding umbrellas
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD252 Bids
Vintage Nova, Leather Keychain
Oct 01, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage Nova, Leather Keychain
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$42 Bids
VTG NATTY CREATIONS GOLD TONED BARETTE
Oct 11, 11:00 AM EDT
VTG NATTY CREATIONS GOLD TONED BARETTE
by Vintage Auctions Online
Est: $40- $60
$101 Bid
3 HAIR CLIPS DRAGONFLY
Oct 12, 11:00 AM EDT
3 HAIR CLIPS DRAGONFLY
by Vintage Auctions Online
Est: $10- $30
$51 Bid
Two Pairs of 18th Century Spectacles
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
Two Pairs of 18th Century Spectacles
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $75- $125
$251 Bid
Framed Antique French Paper Fan
Sep 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Framed Antique French Paper Fan
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$11 Bid
Fan with partially gilt mother-of-pearl rods, Spain, 19th century
Sep 28, 5:00 PM CEST
Fan with partially gilt mother-of-pearl rods, Spain, 19th century
by Ansorena
Est: €105- €140
€701 Bid
Anglo French Victorian Hand Painted Ladies Fan
Sep 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Anglo French Victorian Hand Painted Ladies Fan
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
French Antique Ladies Allegorical Accordion Fan
Sep 28, 12:00 PM EDT
French Antique Ladies Allegorical Accordion Fan
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
French Victorian Antique Figural Black Lace Fan
Sep 28, 12:00 PM EDT
French Victorian Antique Figural Black Lace Fan
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
Victorian 19C Antique European Figural Cherubs Fan
Sep 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Victorian 19C Antique European Figural Cherubs Fan
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
Vintage Fans, Textiles and Inlaid Box
Sep 30, 9:00 AM EDT
Vintage Fans, Textiles and Inlaid Box
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $150
$201 Bid
BEN NIGHTHORSE STERLING SILVER HAIR BARRETTE
Oct 01, 9:00 AM MDT
BEN NIGHTHORSE STERLING SILVER HAIR BARRETTE
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $250- $350
$101 Bid
A group of folding umbrellas
Oct 04, 6:00 PM AEDT
A group of folding umbrellas
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD151 Bid
A group of mixed umbrellas
Oct 04, 6:00 PM AEDT
A group of mixed umbrellas
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD151 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Accessories - General


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Sotheby's

Sotheby's

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp