Karen Augusta


Augusta Auction Co.
Bellows Falls, VT
Toured In
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Longtime Rugs & Textiles expert Karen Augusta died on October 26, 2019, aged 70. Karen had been a respected member of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s appraisal team between 2002 and 2015 and will be missed by her colleagues and fans.   Karen Augusta was a student of antique clothing, lace, and textiles for over 40 years. Her New England childhood was immersed in fine art and couture clothing; she learned to appreciate construction details and style from her mother, a fashion illustrator, and composition and color from her father, a prominent Boston portrait artist.   Karen specialized in garments, laces and textiles from the 17th through the late 20th century. Ms. Augusta curated costume and lace exhibits for museums and consulted and appraised costume and textile collections for institutional and private clients throughout the country. She was a member of the Costume Society of America and the Textile Society of America.   In 1987, Karen opened Antique Lace & Fashion near her home, providing one-of-a-kind clothing and textile treasures to collectors, museums, designers and costumers from the stage and film industries.

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