Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Dentelles, Eventails et Poupees de Collection- VIIème Vente de la Collection de Mme X. – April 14, 2016

Dentelles, Eventails et Poupees de Collection- VIIème Vente de la Collection de Mme X.
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 12
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France
Time: Starts at 14:00
Online Catalog:
Public Viewing: Wednesday April 13, 2016 from 11:00 to 18:00
Morning of the sale from 11:00 to 12:00
Auction by: Chayette & Cheval
phone: 33 (0) 1 47 70 56 26
Expert: Mme. Sylvie Daniel
phone: 01 40 44 88 64

Notes: The laces in this auction run from lots 1 to 139, with additional pieces in different forms after that.  This is a huge sale of excellent laces, many in lots, and the photos are not very detailed. I don’t know if the handwritten tags on many pieces were done by “Mme X” r not (and I might have an idea who that person is). Take a look at:
Lot 4 – A good Point de Gaze fan leaf.
Lot 19 – A 16 cm Alençon flounce with a matching smaller border.
Lot 22 – A large shawl (can’t tell the shape) of Brussels applique on machine net.
Lot 25 – Chantilly parasol cover
Lots 26, 27 – wide Chantilly flounces.
Lot 28 – Triangular Chantilly shawl
Lot 31 – Interesting set of  matching Alençon pieces.
Lot 34 – long, wide Alençon border with réseau fin
Lot 48 – ‘placemat’ Venise with the Fontainbleu Chateau – I’ve seen these before, there’s a whole set of them. Probably Belgian.
Lot 53 – some fragments of Gros Point and Reticella
Lot 68 – wide flounce? of Application on machine net. I’m having a hard time selecting these because there’s usually only one photo of a small segment of each piece.
Lot 70 – skirt width of application on machine net.
Lots 75-76 – several early cap backs.
Lot 89 – Brabant 18th c flounce.
Lot 106 – wide something of early 18th c Brussels bobbinlace with brides – can’t tell the form or if it has been reworked.
There are also a lot of application borders, and quite a number of 18th c lappets. Can’t tell if they are singles or if both have survived.

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 can be requested no later than two days before the sale, and only for lots with a minimum estimate of 300 EUR.
Absentee must be received no later than two days before the sale, along with your bank information.
Online bidding: All bidders must first register with Drouot for this sale). Go to to create an account.
You must also register to bid on this specific auction (before April 14th, 12:00) . Login at for online auctions, or for live auctions on the net.
There is a lot of instructional material at
Buyer’s Premium:  25% TTC (20.84 on hammer price + 20% TVA)
Payment due:  Cash or check. SWIFT, Eurocheque, etc. have additional costs.

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