Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Eventails et dentelles – February 12, 2014

Eventails et detelles
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 3
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Time: begins at 14:00
Online Catalog:  laces are lots 128 to 244
Public Viewing: Tuesday February 11th from 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday, February 12th from 11:00 to 12:00
Auction by: Coutau-Bégarue
phone: 01 45 56 12 20
expert: fans: Georgina Letourmy-Bordier, +33 (0)6 14 67 60 35  Lace: Martine Gauvard.

Notes: A large number of lace lots, excellent quality.  Note especially:
Lot 158, Alençon lappet and matching border. See also Lot 224 for something similar.
Lot 161, Cap back, mid 18th c, Brussels with droschel ground
Lots of Chantilly (although hard to tell if it is handmade), lots 160, 63, 164, 174, 175, 190, 191, 192, 232, 235
Lot 189, Dutch bonnet edged with Lille?
Lot 199, Point de Gaze flounce
Lot 209, says it’s a Mechlin barbe, but not enough photos to really tell what’s going on.
Lot 214, a huge Gros Point piece, again not enough detail on photos.
Lot 215, Point de France flounce
Lot 240, Reticella border, very worn, but interesting
Lot 237, Description confusing, looks like Valenciennes de Gand
Lot 238, Nice Duchesse
Lot 239 flounce of bobbinlace application.
Lot 244, War Lace needlelace, might be Zele.

The next important Drouot lace sale will likely be May 23, 2014.

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 lists upcoming auctions.
Bidding:  Obviously you can come and bid in person. Phone or absentee bids are accepted.
Online bidding: All bidders must first register with Drouot (before Thurs Oct 10th at noon for this sale). Go to to create an account.
Login at for online auctions, or for live auctions on the net.
There are many videos (in French) explaining the bidding process at:
Buyer’s Premium:  23% TTC (toutes taxe comprises) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash, pre-approved cheque or credit card.

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1 Response to Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Eventails et dentelles – February 12, 2014

  1. Letourmy says:

    Hello and thank you for this information about this lace auction. The lace expert is Martine Gauvard. We will organize our next lace and fans auction sale in October 2014 !
    Don’t hesitate to contact us to know more about it.
    Best regards, Georgina Letourmy-Bordier

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