Auction: De Baecque, French and Belgium laces from the late 18th cent to 1930 – February 1, 2017

1/27/2017  Online catalog added.

Auction: French and Belgian laces from the late 18th century to 1930
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Place: De Baecque & Associés
70 Rue Vendôme, 69006 Lyon
Time: 14:00: Laces
15:30:  Textiles-Costumes
From the wardrobes and trunks in an attic of a Chateau near Lyon and others.
Catalogs: dentelles_01-02-2017_debaecque
Public Viewing:  Viewng in Paris (132 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris):
Monday January 23 from 14:00 to 18:00
Viewing in Lyon (70 Rue Vendôme, 69006 Lyon):
Tuesday, January 31 from 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Wednesday Feburary 1 from 9:00 to 12:00
Information: Paris 01 42 46 52 02, Lyon +33(0)4 72 16 29 44,
Lace Expert: Claude Vuille,, 33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

About 90 lots of laces will be listed, and Claude has sent the following notes and photos:

  • #31  This kind of Valenciennes de Gand has been produced after Sister Marie-Joseph from the Visitation convent died. The bobbin lace makers then created a simpler diamond mesh ground of twisted threads to fastening the production, and they used a cotton thread instead of the fine linen thread used by the Visitation convent.
    Dim : 3,65m x 7,5cm (144” x 3”) (good condition) 1,40m x 6cm (55” x 2.4”) (good condition, one join)
    200/250 EUR
    31_valenciennesdegand_01   31_valenciennesdegand_02
  • #33  Flounce of Dresden stitch, Germany, 18th cent, fine whitework on a fine batiste. (good condition)
    Dim: 75cm x 8,5cm. (29.6” x 3.3”)
    250/300 EUR
  • # 42  A nice flounce of French Alençon handmade needle lace dating from the 2nd half of the 19th cent, lovely floral design very finely worked in  cotton thread, with the simple Alençon ground, horse hair along the edge, color is slightly ecru. Good workmanship.
    Dim : 5,85m x 7cm (230’’ x 2.8’’) (good conditon, a very few little holes in the net)
    700/800 EUR

  • #51 A deep stole of a fine Brussels Rose Point de Gaze needle lace, beautiful design of flowers and cartouches with raised work, over 130 roses with 3 Dimensional petals, about 1880-1900, cotton thread, creamy-bone color with some shading (good condition, some slightly orange shades or little storage spots, a few little holes to the net)
    Dim : 2,60m x 68cm (102” x 27”) the wider
    4000/5000 EUR
    51_etole_pointdegaze_01   51_etole_pointdegaze_02
  • #53 A gorgeous handkerchief of a fine Brussels Rose Point de Gaze needle lace, beautiful design of flowers and cartouches with raised work, roses with 3 Dimensional petals, about 1870-80, cotton thread, ivory color (very good condition, a very few storage dots)
    350/400 EUR
  • #56 A rare gorgeous handkerchief framed with a wide French Alençon handmade needle lace, dating from the 2nd half of the 19th cent.
    Beautiful design with garland of flowers, each corner is decorated with a basket, bouquets of flowers & ribbon, cartouchs with fancy filling.  Alençon simple ground, cotton thread, horse hair. Good workmanship (very good unused condition for the lace, eight tiny pinholes to the central cloth)
    The beauty of the design and the really good quality of workmanship  show that this comes from one of the foremost manufacturers, possibly Lefebure.
    Dim: 34cm x 34cm (13.2” x 13.2”)
  • #59 Beautiful wedding handkerchief with the coat of arm of the Count Arthur Charles Marie de TALHOUËT de La GRATIONNAYE and Ernestine Hélène Marie THOMÉ de KÉRIDEC dating from the 2nd half of the19th cent. Hand spun and wowen linen, fine whitework motif of two lions with the coat of armes of de Talhouët de la Grationnaye familly and Thomé de Keridec familly surmounted with a count coronet, embroidered motto of the Talhouët familly “Nil Altius” . Edged with a Valenciennes bobbin lace (in a very good clean condition)
    250/300 EUR

This is a Drouot auction, although it will be held in Paris. You can bid online with Drouot Live.

Online bidding with Drouot Live:
If you want to bid by yourself you will have to create an account. Then you will be able to follow the sale with a real time viewing of the auction directly from your computer. You can bid by clicking the appropriate bidding price when the auctioneer reaches the lot you are interested in. If you wish to register for the auction please follow the instructions at to create a Drouot Live Account. You must also register for this specific auction before noon on June 13, 2016 – go to and find the auction on the page for June 13.
The view on your computer has a few seconds delay but the auctioneer is used to it and he will wait a few second when somebody is bidding through the net. This works well as long as the internet equipment has no connection troubles.

Phone bidding:
Otherwise, you can ask to be called when the auctioneer is approaching the particular lot number. A member of the staff will phone you a few minutes before the item will be on sale and you can instruct him to bid on you behalf, in real time.  Both of these possibilities are free of charge and will not have any impact to the final hammer price.

Absentee Bid:
You can also submit an Absentee Bid Form (an order bid) and the auction house will execute it by bidding for you behalf until the price has reached your nominated amount. If bidding doesn’t reach this amount, you win the item for the price at which the bidding ceased. If you are the winner, a member of the staff will send you by email your final invoice. We will send your item to the appropriate postal address as soon as we will get your payment.

Buyer’s Premium:  20,83% HT = 25% plus VAT of 20%
TTC (toutes taxe comprises) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Check or cash.  Bidders should make themselves known to De Baecque before the auction begins.



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