Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Textiles & Mode Ancienne – March 1, 2017

Textiles & Mode Ancienne
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 10
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time: starts at 13:30
Online Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/gpnoozl. There is also a printed catalog.
Public Viewing: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00
Auction by: Thierry de Maigret, 5, rue de Montholon, 75009 Paris
01 44 83 95 20, contact@thierrydemaigret.com
Expert: Séverine Experton-Dard, sevdex@yahoo.fr, +33 (0)6 80 65 12 18

Notes: The laces in this auction run from lots 71 to 104. There are also some excellent traditional headpieces starting at lot 37.   Note the following:
Lot 81 and 87 Mid 18th c Brabant or Brussels flounces.
Lots 83 and 86, these both have wide, long flounces of application on machine net.
Lot 95 An excellent Point de Gaze lappet scarf.
Lot 98  Punto in Aria flounce, looks maybe 2nd quarter 17th c.
Lot 99  35 x 260 cm flounce of Mechlin. Looks all in one piece.

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 http://www.gazette-drouot.com/ 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. Go to https://www.drouotonline.com/creationdecompte to create an account.
You must also register to bid on a specific auction. Login at http://www.drouotonline.com/ for online auctions, or http://www.drouotlive.com/ for live auctions on the net.
There is a lot of instructional material at http://www.drouot.com/static/_drouot_guide_enchere.html?lang=en
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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