Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Textiles, Dentelles & Mode – October 21, 2015

Textiles, Dentelles & Mode
Date: Wednesday October 21, 2015
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 10
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France
Time: 11:00 to 13:00
Online Catalog:
Public Viewing: Tuesday, October 20, 2015  11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday Oct 21, 11:00 to 12:00, which is confusing since the auction begins at 11:00.
Auction by: Thierry de Maigret, 5, rue de Montholon, 75009 Paris
01 44 83 95 20,
Expert: Séverine Experton-Dard,, +33 (0) 6 80 65 12

Notes: The laces in this auction run from lots 84 to 113.  Note the following:
Lot 86 – Border of Alençon, 6 cm x 400 cm
Lot 89 – Looks like a border of round-hole Valenciennes, and a pair? of Brussels lappets with what looks like a fond chant ground (6 pointed star like Point de Paris).
Lot 106 – Crinoline flounce of Chantilly, 50 cm x 530 cm.  Looks like there’s also some machine flounces in this lot.
Lot 108 – Flat Point de Gaze border, 15 cm x 550 cm.
Lot 109 – Raised petal Point de Gaze border, 17 cm x 264 cm.
Lot 111 – Two long application borders.
Lot 112 – Later 19th c Point d’Angleterre border, 10 cm x 250 cm.

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 Oct 21st at 9:00 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:  24% 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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