Online Auction: Drouot Online – Dentelles – Broderies – Linge de Maison – Outils de Dentellière – ends September 30, 2017

Dentelles – Broderies – Linge de Maison – Outils de Dentellière
Date and Time: Bids close for Lot 1 at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 30, 2017 (Paris time) then close every 30 seconds for the rest of the bids.
Online Catalog:
Click on a lot for additional images and a French and English description.
Auction by: Coutau-Bégarie
email: Mrs. Mathilde Fellmann,
phone: 01 45 56 12 20
lace expert: Claude Vuille,, 33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

This is an unusual auction, totally online, and is a sign of things to come.
Lots 1 to 34 – Household linens
Lots 35 to 90, 176 to 210 and 290 – Flounces and costume accessories of lace and whitework
Lots 91 to 116 and 227 – Handkerchiefs of whitework and lace
Lots 117 to 255 – Collectible Laces
Lots 256 to 289 – Lacemakers tools and needlework samplers

Here are a few things that catch my eye – of course I go right to the Collectible Laces:
Lot 128  Point de France lappets
Lot 131  early 18th c Brussels needlelace, wish there were more. Lot 132 is another piece, different pattern.
Lot 137 Alençon lappet, 3rd quarter 18th c.
Lot 138  Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground, lappets and connecting band, 3rd quarter 18th c.  In fact there are a number of lots with excellent lappets of all types.
Lot 167  Wonderful collection of Mechlin borders.

Online bidding with Drouot Live:
To bid on a lot, you must first register to the auction. After signing in to your account at, search for the auction you are interested in and click on Register to bid.
In order to insure the security of all transactions, it is necessary to follow the following steps before each auction:

  • Verify your personal details
  • Accept the conditions of the auction and the site
  • Agree to share your details with the sale operator

Upon your first registration, a transaction of 2 euros will be asked for: an amount which will not be debited, in order to verify your card details.
To make the registration process even easier, you can request a Drouot Card.

Phone bidding:
If you wish to bid on a lot but do not want to create an account on the Drouot platform, please contact Claude by mail, and she will take care of your orders.

Buyer’s Premium:  26.4% TTC* = 22% plus 4.2% VAT (20% of the 22%).
*TTC (toutes taxe comprises)

Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash in euros, pre-approved cheque or credit card.

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