Auction: Drouot – Week of April 9, 2011

Linge, dentelles, tissus, bagages et accessoires de mode
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Place:
1725, route de Riottier, 1430
Villefranche-sur-Saone, France
Time: Auction begins at 2:30 PM
Web Page:
http://tinyurl.com/3cycozs
Auction by: Rhône Alpes E.R.A, SVV – Tél. 04.74.09.44.10
Notes: Brussels, Burano and Venetian lace, no online photos or catalog. Additional textiles and costumes.

Linge, et dentelles
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Place:
Salle 10 – Drouot-Richelieu
9, rue Drouot – 75009, Paris
Time: Auction begins at 2:00 PM
Web Page:
no details available.
Auction by: Kalck et associés, SVV, 8, rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Tél.  01.47.70.04.19, Fax. 01.47.70.08.60, kalck.associes@orange.fr
Notes: I can find nothing more than the title.

Drouot is an organization of auction houses throughout France, including their main facility, the Hôtel Drouot in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Established in 1852, Hôtel Drouot held a monopoly on French antiques auctions until legal reforms opened the way for international competition in 2000.  The Gazette Drouot http://www.gazette-drouot.com/ lists upcoming auctions, and I will post those which indicate lace offerings.
Online bidding: All bidders must first register with Drouot. Go to https://drouotonline.webzone-secure.org/creationdecompte to create an account. Login at http://www.drouotonline.com/ for online auctions, or http://www.drouotlive.com/ for live auctions on the net. You also have to register for individual auctions.  I haven’t tried this yet, so please comment if you have experience. There are many videos (in French) explaining the process:
http://www.drouot.com/static/drouot_video_sommaire.html?lang=en

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