Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Textiles & Mode Ancienne – May 21, 2014

Textiles & Mode Ancienne
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 10
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France
Time: 11:00 to 13:45
Online Catalog:
Public Viewing: Tuesday May 20 from 11:00 to 18:00
Auction by: Thierry de Maigret, 5, rue de Montholon, 75009 Paris
01 44 83 95 20
Expert: Séverine Experton-Dard,, 33 (0) 1 47 70 56 26

Notes: This is the second half of the auction from October 23, 2013 The laces run from lots 1 to 94.  Along with a lot of high quality Point de Gaze, applications, Mechlin, Chantilly I would especially note:
Lot 25- Genoese border ~1620
Lot 26- an Alençon long panel
Lot 31- several long Point de Neige borders.
Lot 38- a long, wide Beveren border
Lot 43- an early Buratto border
Lot 50- Mid 18th c Mechlin lappets and border
Lot 62- Mid 18th c Valenciennes lappets (doubled border type) and connecting band
Lot 90- A deep Point de France furnishing or Alb flounce
Lot 92- A 17th c pulled thread red embroidery – very rare to see these.
Lot 93- A ‘Van Dyke’ bobbinlace border, ~1640.
Lot 94- A large rectangular shawl of Rosaline perlée

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 Wed May 21st at noon for this sale). Go to to create an account.
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There are many videos (in French) explaining the bidding process at:
Buyer’s Premium:  26.4% TTC (toutes taxe comprises, on the price and VAT) – 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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