Rare & Royal Antiques
Exceptional pieces with stories that make history come alive. Kruse GWS Auctions deals exclusively in unique and selective art and objects, many from the collections of royal families in Europe, Asia and other countries around the world. With a global reach that attracts consigners and bidders alike, Kruse GWS Auctions offers the finest quality historical artifacts, antiques and decorative arts. Our reputation for personal service and integrity means clients can buy or sell with confidence.
Kruse GWS Auctions’ sales of showbiz superstar collectibles make headlines. As the only woman auctioneer of top-tier celebrity memorabilia, Brigitte Kruse has set numerous world records, including the close to half million-dollar sale of an Elvis Presley owned private jet…with no engine. With connections to major entertainment individuals and families, movie studio archives, wardrobe houses and museums, Kruse is known for her mega-wattage auctions of iconic items inextricably linked to the brightest luminaries of the movie, television and music industries.
Royal Family Estates
Treasured private collections from notable and royal families handled with respect, sensitivity and confidentiality. Combining professionalism and a personal touch, Kruse GWS Auctions understands the meticulous care needed to market pieces that represent a distinguished family’s heritage. That’s why we have been entrusted with representing these significant collections at auction from Italian nobility to Vietnamese royalty estates.
Haute Couture Fashion
An eye for design and the expertise to tell the fabulous from the fake. Kruse GWS Auctions specializes in identifying, authenticating and appraising haute couture apparel, singular vintage fashion and high-profile celebrity pieces, from Marilyn Monroe dresses to the luxury designer collection of a prominent diplomat. The emphasis is on timeless fashion, the brands that never go out of style—Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Valentino, Hermès, Versace—and that everyone wants in their closet. Always thinking outside the box, we hosted the first ever runway fashion show auction, streaming it live to bidders around the world.
Fine Jewelry & Timepieces
Kruse GWS Auctions holds more fine jewelry and watch events than either Christie’s or Sotheby’s. Expert in evaluating the quality and craftsmanship of designer, heirloom and investment level jewelry, Kruse GWS Auctions boasts millions in annual sales of all that glitters created by names like Tiffany, Graff, Bulgari and Van Cleef & Arpels. In the world of timepieces, our focus is on such luxury brands as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier and Harry Winston.
Mansions, Islands & Estates
Properties with a pedigree. Just like the finest art and antiques, real estate auctions are proving to be the smartest way to buy and sell one-of-a-kind elegant luxury residences. Representing royal and ultra-high net-worth individuals and families, Kruse GWS Auctions sales of villas, castles, mansions, private islands and other unique properties are able to attract a large pool of international bidders, driving prices to impressive levels.