Auction of Jewelry from the Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection on December 12, 2019 at 10am
Featuring Over 70 Lots of Jewelry by New York Designer David Webb -- the Largest-Ever Offering of Jewelry by David Webb at Auction
And Such Prestigious Makers as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held the successful auction of jewelry from the Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection as a single-owner auction on December 12, 2019. This extensive Collection was highlighted by over 70 pieces of jewelry by David Webb -- the largest-ever offering at auction of jewelry by the legendary New York designer.
With competitive bidding in the salesroom, on the telephones, and via the Internet the auction totaled a successful $1,895,969, surpassing its estimate of $1,137,300-1,629,600, with an exceptional 96% sold by lot and 98% sold by value.
All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
Mollie Brewster Broussard
Mollie Brewster Broussard is lovingly remembered as a mentor to many lawyers, doctors, professors, politicians and authors, having taught Speech and coached students for public speaking competitions in Oklahoma and Texas before moving to New York City in 1962 to teach at Hunter College. In 1968, she married Thomas R. Broussard and moved to Los Angeles, where he served as General Counsel for Technicolor. They returned to New York, furnishing their elegant Park Avenue apartment with art and antiques in the style of the Ancien Régime. The couple shared a love of French cuisine, culture and fashion, traveling to France for several months each year to add to their growing collections and to acquire luxurious fabrics for her Beverly Hills couturier.
Mollie’s exceptional jewelry and colorful accessories were presented to her by her husband across 51 years of birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Highlights include signature designs by David Webb, as well as an array of jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier and other makers.
A second offering of jewelry from the Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection, including luxury accessories by such prestigious makers as Chanel and Hermès, will take place as a feature of the Fine Jewelry auction in February 2020.
Tom Broussard shares treasured memories of his wife, Mollie Brewster Broussard, and their life together as trans-Atlantic collectors. View the Video
Bubbles & Baubles with Ruth Peltason!
Prior to the auction, Doyle hosted a festive cocktail reception and exhibition of The Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection and Important Jewelry with remarks by Ruth Peltason, author of David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler.