Dentelles, tissus, mode, photographies, gravures, topographie
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 15
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Time: Starts at 14:00
Online catalog: http://tinyurl.com/zo7cgh5
Public Viewing: Friday May 20, 2016 11:00 to 18:00
Saturday May 21, 2106 11:00 to 12:00
Auction by: Eric Caudron
phone: 01 42 66 24 48
The laces are mostly up to lot 48 in this sale, but there are a few other textiles mixed in. There are some very long lengths in this auction. See especially:
lot 7 7.9 meters x 17 cm Chantilly flounce
Lot 10 8.7 meters x 20 cm Point de Gaze border
Lot 11 3.75 m x 20 cm ‘Coraline’ border with a little raised work
Lot 19 There are many lots in this sale, but what catches my eye on this one appears to be a Valenciennes de Gand handkerchief with bobbin-made center.
Lot 40 10 m x 22 cm Bobbinlace application on machine net, flounce.
Lot 40.b 7.45 m of a Duchesse de Bruges flounce, with other pieces.
Kit 40.f One border looks like Point de Gaze, the other like Alençon
Lot 40.g Point de Gaze border, 9.25 m x 14 cm.
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