Costumes, Textiles, Lace
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Place: Richelieu – Salle 10
Time: Lots 115-541 starts at 1:30 PM
Online Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/9olzy66 Look for photos 180-201
Public Viewing: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Auction by: Aymeric de VILLELUME
17, rue Pétrarque, 75116 Paris
+ 33 (0)1 56 28 04 12
Notes: My apologies, this sale is over (I missed the announcement due to some personal travel), but it’s worth following because eventually the sales prices will be posted. And no doubt many of these pieces will float on over to places like Ebay. Photos 180 to about 201 show many lace pieces all wrapped in plastic bags. I think the lots start at around 116 and go into the 140s. There are many Alençon pieces that appear to be quite fine. Also some Valenciennes, Venetian Gross or Rose point and Point de Gaze. With others. It seems to be an excellent collection.
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