Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Dentelles, Tissus, Mode… – May 21, 2016

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:
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.

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.
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There is a lot of instructional material at
Buyer’s Premium:  25% TTC (toutes taxe comprises)
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash, pre-approved cheque, Mastercard and Visa.
There is actually little information on bidding for this particular auction.

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