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
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time: 11:00 to 13:00
Online Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/pmtg625
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, contact@thierrydemaigret.com
Expert: Séverine Experton-Dard, sevdex@yahoo.fr, +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 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 Wed Oct 21st at 9:00 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, 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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