Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Textiles & Mode Ancienne – March 24, 2016

Textiles & Mode Ancienne
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 15
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France
Time: starts at 13:30
Online Catalog:
Public Viewing: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 11:00 to 18:00
Thursday March 24, 2016 from 11:00 to 12:00
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 18

Notes: The laces in this auction run from lots 1 to 52.  Note the following:
Lot 4  Chantilly shawl
Lot 8  An interesting cap back and matching ruffle of Alençon
Lot 24  Very long border of Argentan
Lots 32 to 52 are described as being from the collection of Mme K, an historian and specialist in old lace, author of numerous reference works and catalogs for French national museums.  I think I know who this is, write to me if you are interested in my speculations.
Lot 35 Flat 17th c needlelace border.
Lot 38  Brussels bobbinlace border, ~1740.  Can’t tell what the exact shape is.
Lot 41  Interesting black blonde border, ascribed to Lefébure in Bayeaux.
Lot 43  3 pairs of lappets, Mechlin, Brussels with Droschel ground, Valenciennes, mid 18th c.
Lot 46  Sedan border.
Lot 52  Reticella border and some Gros Point.

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 bids are accepted for lots with the low estimate higher than 300 . Absentee bids can be made by submitting a request 24 hours in advance of the auction
Online bidding: All bidders must first register with Drouot (before March 24, 11:30 for this sale). Go to to create an account.
You must also register to bid on a specific auction. Login at for online auctions, or for live auctions on the net.
There is a lot of instructional material at
Buyer’s Premium:  26.4% TTC (toutes taxe comprises, 22% VAT + VAT 20%) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash, pre-approved cheque, Mastercard and Visa.

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