Dentelles – Eventails et Poupees de Collection
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Richeileu Salle 6
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Time: begins at 14:00
Online Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/k3oz9dl
Public Viewing: March 6 from 11:00 to 18:00, and Friday the 7th from 11:00 to 12:00
Auction by: Chayette & Cheval
phone: 33 (0) 1 47 70 56 26
lace expert: Mme. Sylvie Daniel
Notes: We’ve had quite a few lace auctions at Drouot lately, and prices are rising. This one has a large number of good quality lace lots, along with collector’s dolls, fans, and a few other textiles.Unfortunately there are usually only one closeup photo of a piece, and the dimensions are often left off. Note especially:
Lot 100.1 Bridal veil of Brussels application on machine net
Lot 103 Looks like a Sedan border
Lot 110 2 pieces of a wide Brussels application flounce.
Lot 122 A Lefébure needlelace border, looks like Point de Gaze, in original box
Lot 127 Another boxed needlelace piece
Lot 127.1 Cap back, perhaps Sedan
I’d list others but the photography and descriptions aren’t really enough to make a good determination.
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.
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 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.
There are many videos (in French) explaining the bidding process at: http://www.drouot.com/static/drouot_video_sommaire.html?lang=en.
Buyer’s Premium: 24% 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.