Doily Free Zone: Lace in the 21st Century – June 12-13, 2021

An Unmissable Opportunity!

Lace enthusiasts across the globe will be glued to their screens over the weekend of June 12th and 13th for the Web-based symposium ‘Doily Free Zone’, for 16 exciting lectures and 11 workshops presented by the cream of the world’s lace artists.

All presentations will remain online afterwards so that participants will be able to listen to every talk, whatever their time zone, and take part in every workshop.  For the price of US$239, that is the most amazing value – less than $10 apiece!

Lecturers will include Pierre Fouché (SA) whose huge photorealist lace hangings are gaining him worldwide renown, Tarmo Thorström (S) exploring large-scale outdoor lace installations, Lauran Sundin (USA) teaching techniques for making lace in gold and silver and Maggie Hensel-Brown (Aus) turning everyday life into riveting needlelace stories.

Needlelace also meets basketry with Kathryn Harris (USA), while Olivia Valentine and Paula Matthusen (USA) will be exploring sound and feedback through bobbin lace.  Conceptual, technical, practical, theoretical, mathematical; from tiny to enormous – all tastes will be catered to.

Lindy de Wijn (Aus) will not be the only one taking lace into public spaces, while Kim Lieberman (SA) will reframe the history of lace from Europe to Africa.

All have huge respect for the traditions that engendered the lace techniques, and are taking them forward into the 21st century with warmth and enthusiasm. No one with interest or curiosity in this marvellous fabric can afford not to be there.

Organized by the technical academic Angharad Rixon through her website Textile Support, https://www.doilyfreezone.net/artists-2021 is not to be missed – book today!

Maggie Hensel-Brown “Covid Floor” 2020
Fiona Harrington “Fragile Econemies” 2020
Pierre Fouché, “Lebenslanglichen Explosionsgluck” 2001
Lauren Sundin “Two Become One” 2010
Kim Lieberman “Human Constellations” (detail) 2007-2008

Post provided by Jane Atkinson and Angharad Rixon.

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Auction: Lace – House Linen – Embroidery

Auction: Lace – House Linen – Embroidery
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Place: la Galerie Deux 6
66 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris
Time: lots 1 to 105 from 11:00 to 12:00 (household linens)
Lots 106 to 455 from 14:00 to 18:00 (lace and embroidery)
Catalogs: 
https://tinyurl.com/3cvm7mwc (Invaluable)
https://tinyurl.com/7pkrfhn6 (English, Drouot Live)
Public Viewing:  May 18, 2021 from 11:00 to 18:00
Auction by:  Coutau-Bégarie & Associés
Sale contact: Mrs. Mélissa Seminara,
information@coutaubegarie.com, +33 (0)1 45 56 12 20 (24  hours before the sale)
Expert: Mme Claude Vuille, Member de la FNEPSA,
claude_vu@hotmail.com, +33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

This auction includes the second part of items from the collection of Mme Sonja Dorfmeister,, and the 4th part of the collection of Mme Rieta Alkema. Plus other items including many lots with multiple borders. Here are a few items that I find interesting:

Lot 94 Milanese border with extensive figural work
Lot 124 Figural Punto in Aria and Cutwork border, identical to an example in the Met. See also Lot 409
Lot 131 Polychrome Buratto border.
Lot 134 2 borders of Punto in Aria one from the Lescure and one from the Simeon collections.
Lot 136 Early “Van Dyke” needlelace border, likely English.
Lot 129 Pulled thread embroidery panel ex. coll. Margaret Simeon.
Lot 146 Gros Point panel, ex. coll. Margaret Simeon.
Lot 156 Very long border of Italian ‘Rose Point’, although the term is a bit vague.
Lot 177 Elaborate Metallic bobbinlace.
Lot 184 Wide Brabant border.
Lot 195 Joined Malines lappets, 1730-40.
Lot 256 Alençon handkerchief.
Lot 271 Interesting Honiton handkerchief.
Lot 364 Point de Gaze border, very wide, no raised work.
Lot 378 Very long border of Youghal.
Lot 406 Two borders in Point d’Angleterre by Léfebure.
Lot 407 One of these borders is Point Colbert with the original box.
Lot 413 Polychrome Chantilly border.
Lot 422 Margareten Spitze sculpture by Mrs. Margarete Naumann. Pretty amazing.

If you wish to purchase any of the lace and cannot come to Paris, there are three ways to do so – these notes are from Claude.

Online bidding with Drouot Live:
If you want to bid by yourself you will have to create an account at Drouot. Then you will be able to follow the sale with a real time viewing of the auction directly from your computer. You can bid by clicking the appropriate bidding price when the auctioneer reaches the lot you are interested in. If you wish to register for the auction please follow the instructions at http://tinyurl.com/zl5beow to create a Drouot Live Account. You must also register for this specific auction before 9:00 AM, May 19, 2021 which can be done at the catalog site given above. For live auctions the view on your computer has a few seconds delay but the auctioneer is used to it and he will wait a few second when somebody is bidding through the net. This works well as long as the internet equipment has no connection troubles.
You can also register on the Invaluable site.

Phone bidding:
Otherwise, you can ask to be called when the auctioneer is approaching the particular lot number. A member of the staff will phone you a few minutes before the item will be on sale and you can instruct him to bid on you behalf, in real time.  Both of these possibilities are free of charge and will not have any impact to the final hammer price.

Absentee Bid:
You can also submit an Absentee Bid Form (an order bid) and the auction house will execute it by bidding for you behalf until the price has reached your nominated amount. If bidding doesn’t reach this amount, you win the item for the price at which the bidding ceased. If you are the winner, a member of the staff will send you by email your final invoice. We will send your item to the appropriate postal address as soon as we will get your payment.

Buyer fee’s is 28.8% TTC (24% + VAT at 20%) – book sales have a 5.5%VAT.

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Breaking News! OIDFA Estonia Congress Cancelled

The 2021 OIDFA Congress in Tartu, Estonia has been cancelled. The anticipated dates were July 30-August 1, 2021 for the Congress, July 26-29 for workshops, and August 2-5 for tours. This follows the cancellation of the 2020 Congress in the same location. All of this due to the continuing pandemic situation.

The next Congress will be in Hamburg from August 4-6, 2023, with classes scheduled before and tours after the Congress dates.

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Auction: Haute Couture Luxe Vintage – Dentelles et linge de maison – November 27, 2020

Auction: Haute Couture Luxe Vintage – Dentelles et linge de maison
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Place: This is sponsored by Drouot, which is now closed, so the auction is entirely online.
Time: 13:30 for lace, lots 1-128
15:00 for Vintage items, lots 200-455
Catalogs: https://tinyurl.com/y3w8rmhb
Click “Book mode” at the top of this page to get English translations. These have the usual DeepL peculiarities.
Auction by: De Baecque et Associés
Tel. 04 72 16 29 44 / 01 42 46 52 02
phone during the auction, 01 48 00 20 03
email: paris@debaecque.fr
Lace and linens expert: Claude Vuille, claude_vu@hotmail.com, +33 (0)6 74 66 39 05
Vintage – Haute Couture – Maroquinerie expert: Claire
Chassine-Lambert, claire@clairechassinelambert.com, 06 75 03 05 93

Here are some listing that I find interesting:

Lot 19 A reticella/Punto in Aria border, Jane Page collection with interesting bird motifs.
Lot 20 Reticella insertion including raised work, with Genoese bobbinlace border.
Lot 23 3 borders of Punto in Aria some with figural bird motifs.
Lot 36 Large border (probably a furnishing flounce) of Point de France, 3.2 m x 56 cm. Interesting how these often are around 10 feet long, usually cut down from longer pieces.
Lot 41 Valenciennes lappets with connecting band, round-hole mesh.
Lot 66 Polychrome buratto bordered cloth – these are rare, but a few complete examples have come up recently.
Lot 70 An interesting blonde headdress with no ground. I haven’t seen anything like this before.
Lot 80 4.95 m x 14 cm border of Alençon.
Lot 94 Alençon handkerchief.
Lot 112 A bertha and large collar of Point de Gaze, good design and technique.
Lot 118 Rosaline perlé rectangular shawl.
Lot 119 A Beveran border and one of Point de Paris with a ‘Made in Belgium’ tag.

This is a live auction, and you must register by Friday, November 27th at 13:30. On the website, there’s a ‘register’ button for each lot – but you only have to do this once and it will apply to all lots. You can leave a bid on the website, or bid online live when the auction starts. There might be telephone bidding, but I’m not sure how that would work.

Because of the Covid shutdown two shipping services are authorized to pick up and send your wins. Be very careful, this can be extremely expensive. If you want to pick them up yourself, you must make an appointment. Drouot will store lots for free up to two weeks after the shutdown ends.

Buyer fee’s is 27% TTC. Drouot Live Platform additional sales cost, 1.5%. “Live Auction” additional cost is 3%.

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Breaking News! 2021 IOLI Convention Rescheduled to 2023

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the IOLI 2021 convention in Reno, Nevada has been rescheduled to June 25-30, 2023 (thank you Belinda Belisle). IOLI is planning activities for a 2021 Virtual Convention.

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Auction: DENTELLE – LINGE DE MAISON – BRODERIE BLANCHE – Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Auction: DENTELLE – LINGE DE MAISON – BRODERIE BLANCHE
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 2
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time: 11:00 AM to noon
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Catalogs: 
https://tinyurl.com/yy2qh2ow (French)
https://tinyurl.com/y4jdgpqy (English)
They are using the DeepL online translation software, and you can access the original French version on the description page. Some terms are quite creative: bobbins are “spindles”, Longs Métrages is translated as “Feature Films” and Volant is translated as “Steering Wheel”. Barbes (lappets) are “Beards”. Chantilly is occasionally described as “Whipped Cream” (see the recipe at the end of the post).
Public Viewing:  October 10th and 12th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Auction by:  Coutau-Bégarie & Associés
Sale contact: Mrs. Mélissa Seminara,
information@coutaubegarie.com, +33 (0)1 45 56 12 20 (24  hours before the sale)
Expert: Mme Claude Vuille, Member de la FNEPSA,
claude_vu@hotmail.com, +33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

This auction includes items from the collections of Mme Sonja Dorfmeister, and Mme Rieta Alkema. Many lots are collections of fragments, and several pieces are from well known past collections. Here are a few examples that I find interesting:

Lot 94 A rare early macramé border fragment.
Lot 99 Some interesting polychrome buratto. Note sure what ‘document’ means.
Lot 101 An unusually complete example of pulled thread red embroidery, perhaps silk.
Lot 108 A very dense Flemish border.
Lot 125 Large panel of Gros Point.
Lot 130 Large flounce of Coraline.
Lot 133 Point de France border, Bérain style.
Lot 145 Two Jewish silk “Talit” ornaments in needlelace.
Lot 161 Rare Argentan Cap back and matching lappets. It’s fairly common to see lappets with a matching band, but a matching cap back/lappet set is much rarer.
Lot 195 Burano? silk flounce, late 18th c. Silk laces of this period rarely survive.
Lot 212 3 interesting Valenciennes de Gand borders.
Lot 229 10 meters of a wide (22 cm) border of Duchesse de Bruges.
Lot 239 Dress flounce of application on machine net, described as English – the motifs could derive from Honiton.
Lot 263 Lots of butterflies in different techniques.
Lot 272 Chantilly long gloves, quite rare to see this form.
Lot 296 Large square Duchesse de Bruxelles shawl.
Lot 297 Interesting Burano apron with matching collar and cuffs.
Lot 312 Excellent Point de Gaze rectangular shawl.
Lot 317 Interesting Beveren liturgical flounce
Lot 331 Needlelace War Lace panel. See also Lot 330.
Lot 332 Triptych of figural needlelace, seems to resemble Zele work.
Lots 341-351 Excellent Eastern European samples.

If you wish to purchase any of the lace and cannot come to Paris, there are three ways to do so – these notes are from Claude.

Online bidding with Drouot Live:
If you want to bid by yourself you will have to create an account at Drouot. Then you will be able to follow the sale with a real time viewing of the auction directly from your computer. You can bid by clicking the appropriate bidding price when the auctioneer reaches the lot you are interested in. If you wish to register for the auction please follow the instructions at http://tinyurl.com/zl5beow to create a Drouot Live Account. You must also register for this specific auction before 9:00 AM, October 13, 2020 – log in and go to https://tinyurl.com/yyfbybzf.  The view on your computer has a few seconds delay but the auctioneer is used to it and he will wait a few second when somebody is bidding through the net. This works well as long as the internet equipment has no connection troubles.

Phone bidding:
Otherwise, you can ask to be called when the auctioneer is approaching the particular lot number. A member of the staff will phone you a few minutes before the item will be on sale and you can instruct him to bid on you behalf, in real time.  Both of these possibilities are free of charge and will not have any impact to the final hammer price.

Absentee Bid:
You can also submit an Absentee Bid Form (an order bid) and the auction house will execute it by bidding for you behalf until the price has reached your nominated amount. If bidding doesn’t reach this amount, you win the item for the price at which the bidding ceased. If you are the winner, a member of the staff will send you by email your final invoice. We will send your item to the appropriate postal address as soon as we will get your payment.

Buyer fee’s is 28.8% TTC (24% + VAT at 20%) – book sales have a 5.5%VAT.

Recipe for Chantilly Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Beat cream, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer to form soft peaks. Refrigerate covered until serving.

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2020 I.O.L.I. Iso-LACE-tion Lace Contest Un-Conventional Rules

The 2020 Convention Lace Contest has been postponed to 2022 because the contest goes with the convention theme.  Some members thought a challenge is needed before the 2021 contest is announced.  So I.O.L.I. members are invited to participate in an Un-Conventional Contest.  Here are the Rules and Entry Instructions.

  1. All entrants must be members of I.O.L.I. for the current year of the Contest.
  2. Contest Committee members are not eligible to participate in the Lace Contest the year that they serve.
  3. Definition of categories:
    1. commercial facemask with your handmade lace that you applied.
    2. handmade facemask with your handmade lace that you applied.  (Someone else may construct the handmade mask for you.)
    3. facemask that promotes lacemaking or the well-being of lace makers through words and/or symbols with or without lace
  1. An individual may enter one facemask per category.
  2. The facemask must fit over the nose and mouth.
  3. Facemasks must be created in 2020.
  4. A photograph of the facemask will be the entry.

The photograph must be in .jpg or .tiff format.

  1. The photograph must be high resolution, at least 300 bpi.  Your chances of winning are better if you have a better photograph to show off your work.
  2. Photograph the mask on a plain background of contrasting, but not clashing color, if possible.  Avoid distractions in the background.  Allow some background so that the Bulletin editor can crop the picture for publication.
  3. No glass, plastic or Plexiglas may cover the mask, or it will be disqualified.
  4. All entries will be anonymous to the membership during voting so a mask must not be photographed on the lace maker.  We would have to get the permission of any person to make the picture available on the website and in the
  1. If the entrant designs the lace, a copy of the original pattern suitable for publication in the I.O.L.I. Bulletin and working directions must be submitted with the entry.  Designer will retain copyright.  Electronic submissions are preferred and may be submitted directly to the Bulletin Editor at bulletin@internationalorganizationoflace.org .
  2. If the entrant uses a pattern designed by a third party (a book, newsletter, or previously published work of another lace maker), provide information acknowledging the designer and source of the pattern. Do not submit patterns or directions.
  3. Deadline: Entries will be accepted through midnight July 15, 2020 wherever you are.
  4. Voting will be done via an online form beginning Wednesday and ending Thursday Central Time.
Location Voting Begins Voting Ends
Sydney Australian Eastern Time 3:01 p.m. Wednesday July 22 2:59 a.m. Friday July 24
Berlin Central European Time 7:01 a.m. Wednesday 6:59 a.m. Friday
London British Summer Time 6:01 a.m. Wednesday 5:59 a.m. Friday
Eastern Daylight Time 1:01 a.m. Wednesday 12:59 a.m. Friday
Central Daylight Time 12:01 a.m. Wednesday 11:59 p.m. Thursday
Mountain Daylight Time 11:01 p.m. Tuesday 10:59 p.m. Thursday
Pacific Daylight Time 10:01 p.m. Tuesday 9:59 p.m. Thursday
  1. The popular vote will be counted at the close of voting by the Lace Contest Chair and certified by the President.  In case of a tie, the President will cast the deciding vote.
  2. The winner of the popular vote for each category will receive a 1-year Complimentary I.O.L.I. Membership.
  3. Winners will be announced at the Friday Banquet

To enter, send email to: contestchair@internationalorganizationoflace.org and remember to attach the photograph of the mask to your message. Provide this additional information:

Name:

Email address:

Telephone number:

Category:

  1. commercial facemask with your handmade lace that you applied. Lace must be made by the individual who enters the facemask in the contest.
  2. handmade facemask with your handmade lace that you applied. Lace must be made by the individual who enters the facemask in the contest. (Someone else may construct the handmade mask for you.)
  3. facemask that promotes lacemaking or the well-being of lace makers through words and/or symbols with or without lace

Original design (submit pattern & instructions to bulletin@internationalorganizationoflace.org ) or
Designer & source of lace pattern:

Questions: contestchair@internationalorganizationoflace.org

Or Sally Olsen at 319-360-5447,

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Breaking News! 2020 IOLI convention in Mesa, Arizona has been cancelled.

The convention will be rescheduled for 2022. Word on the street is that the proposed date will be July 17-23, 2022.

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Auction: Linge, Dentelles, Tissus – Friday, March 13, 2020

Auction: Linge, Dentelles, Tissus
Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 2
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time: 11:00 AM to noon, lots 1-96
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, lots 97-409
Catalogs: https://tinyurl.com/wljdr3b
https://tinyurl.com/tgvcld4
Both these sites are in English (some terms are quite creative)
https://tinyurl.com/wp6zj4m is the French catalog in pdf.
https://tinyurl.com/r2shn4p room with the lace on view.
Public Viewing:  Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Auction by:  Coutau-Bégarie
phone: 01 45 56 12 20
Sale contact: Mrs. Mélissa Seminara,
information@coutaubegarie.com, +33 (0)1 45 56 12 20 (24  hours before the sale)
Expert: Mme Claude Vuille, Member de la FNEPSA,
claude_vu@hotmail.com, +33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

Here are some listings that caught my eye.

Lot 127  English ‘Van Dyke’ needlelace border. See also lot 128.
Lot 130 Needlelace flounce, very opaque early design. Flemish?
Lot 132 Polychrome Buratto panel, ex. coll. Margaret Simeon
Lot 159  Gros Point panel, ex. coll. Margaret Simeon. See also lots 157 and 158.
Lot 163  Flat Point needlelace flounce, Italian or perhaps English.
Lot 166  Point de Neige flounce
Lot 174  Early flemish lappets with connecting band.
Lot 177 Pair of lappets, possibly Sedan
Lot 181 Sedan furnishing flounce, ex. coll. Margaret Simeon
Lot 188 Brabant flounce
Lot 266 Point de Gaze rectangular shawl
Lot 273 5.8m x 28 cm Point de Gaze flounce, probably unused.
Lot 300 Alençon handkerchief. See lot 284 for a good Alençon border.
Lot 309 Valenciennes de Brabant handkerchief (someone needs to write an article on the difference between Valenciennes de Ghent and Brabant)
Lot 315 Alençon fan with réseau fin – unusual to see fans in Alençon.
Lot 320 Figural Point de Gaze fan, possibly Minne-Dansaert?  See also lots 318 and 319 for other excellent Point de Gaz fans.
Lot 367  Chantilly flounce in a Lefébure box.
Lot 355  Three figural borders, German? I think somewhere in the Abruzzi region.
Lot 378 Point d’Eeckent border, which I especially appreciate since I have another piece in my own collection that I’ve been trying to identify for years.

If you wish to purchase any of the lace and cannot come to Paris, there are three ways to do so – these notes are from Claude.

Online bidding with Drouot Live:
If you want to bid by yourself you will have to create an account at Drouot. Then you will be able to follow the sale with a real time viewing of the auction directly from your computer. You can bid by clicking the appropriate bidding price when the auctioneer reaches the lot you are interested in. If you wish to register for the auction please follow the instructions at http://tinyurl.com/zl5beow to create a Drouot Live Account. You must also register for this specific auction before 9:00 AM, March 13, 2020 – log in and go to https://tinyurl.com/ukrmny3.  There are buttons for registration and to go to the auction live. The view on your computer has a few seconds delay but the auctioneer is used to it and he will wait a few second when somebody is bidding through the net. This works well as long as the internet equipment has no connection troubles.

Phone bidding:
Otherwise, you can ask to be called when the auctioneer is approaching the particular lot number. A member of the staff will phone you a few minutes before the item will be on sale and you can instruct him to bid on you behalf, in real time.  Both of these possibilities are free of charge and will not have any impact to the final hammer price.

Absentee Bid:
You can also submit an Absentee Bid Form (an order bid) and the auction house will execute it by bidding for you behalf until the price has reached your nominated amount. If bidding doesn’t reach this amount, you win the item for the price at which the bidding ceased. If you are the winner, a member of the staff will send you by email your final invoice. We will send your item to the appropriate postal address as soon as we will get your payment.

Buyer fee’s is 28.8% TTC (24% + VAT at 20%) – book sales have a 5.5%VAT.

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Auction: Dentelles, luxe, vintage, haute couture – Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Auction: Dentelles, luxe, vintage, haute couture
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 4
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time: 11:00 to noon, lots 1-78
1:30 to 3:30, lots 79-245
Catalogs: https://tinyurl.com/yyekeu9d
https://tinyurl.com/y5vow65u
English version: at the end of the individual listings.
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Public Viewing:  Monday, October 7, 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday, October 8, 11:00 to 18:00
Auction by: De Baecque et associés, Marie de Calbiac, mdc@debaecque.fr
Tel. +33 01 42 46 52 02
phone during the auction, 01 48 00 20 03
email: paris@debaecque.fr
Lace, linens, whitework embroidery expert (lots 1-245):
Claude Vuille, claude_vu@hotmail.com, +33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

Here are some notable listing from this extensive lace sale:

Lot 86  Interesting Gros Point panel
Lot 96  Punto in Aria border with birdes and points.
Lot 100  17th century border of Punto in aria with images of Saints Zacharie and Agathe.
Lot 103 Two “Punto di Spagna” needlelace borders, Léopold Iklé collection.
Lot 104 Early border of Polychrome Buratto (also see Lot 105)
Lots 117, 118, 119 mid 17th ‘opaque’ borders from the Margaret Simeon and Samuel Chick collections.
Lot 129  Figural Milan border with raised work.
Lot 131 Figural border of Milan
Lot 146  Point de France border, 3.2 m x 56 cm
Lot 191 Two Point d’Alençon borders, later 19th c, quite long.
Lot 192 Honiton flounces
Lot 196  Large and dense square Point de Gaze shawl, no raised petals.
Lot 2015 Mantilla in black Catalonian blonde with half stitch shading “dos tonos”.
Lot 210  Figural Malines handkerchief
Lot 216  Elaborate Youghal handkerchief
Lot 220 “Comedia del Arte” Chantilly fan
Lot 228  Partial Jesurum Polychrome piece, excellent colors.
Lot 235  Table mat of Aemila Ars
Lot 241  Modern wide ‘Binche’ or Point de Feé border.

If you wish to purchase any of the lace and cannot come to Paris, there are three ways to do so – these notes are from Claude.

Online bidding with Drouot Live:
If you want to bid by yourself you will have to create an account. Then you will be able to follow the sale with a real time viewing of the auction directly from your computer. You can bid by clicking the appropriate bidding price when the auctioneer reaches the lot you are interested in. If you wish to register for the auction please follow the instructions at http://tinyurl.com/zl5beow to create a Drouot Live Account. You must also register for this specific auction before 9:00 AM, October 9th – log in and go to https://tinyurl.com/y5vow65u. The view on your computer has a few seconds delay but the auctioneer is used to it and he will wait a few second when somebody is bidding through the net. This works well as long as the internet equipment has no connection troubles.

Phone bidding:
Otherwise, you can ask to be called when the auctioneer is approaching the particular lot number. A member of the staff will phone you a few minutes before the item will be on sale and you can instruct him to bid on you behalf, in real time.  Both of these possibilities are free of charge and will not have any impact to the final hammer price.

Absentee Bid:
You can also submit an Absentee Bid Form (an order bid) and the auction house will execute it by bidding for you behalf until the price has reached your nominated amount. If bidding doesn’t reach this amount, you win the item for the price at which the bidding ceased. If you are the winner, a member of the staff will send you by email your final invoice. We will send your item to the appropriate postal address as soon as we will get your payment.

Buyer fee’s is 27% TTC

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