Auction: Dentelles de collection du XVIe au XXe siècle, linge de maison – Saturday, June 22, 2019

Auction: Dentelles de collection du XVIe au XXE siècle, linge de maison
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 2
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Time: starting at 11:00  lots 1 to 91
starting at 14:00 lots 92 to 428
English version:
Public Viewing:  Friday, June 21, 2910 11:00 to 18:00
Auction by: Coutau-Bégarie, Mélissa Seminara, +33 (0)1 45 56 12 20
Lace expert: Claude Vuille,, +33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

This sale offers items from the collection of Mme Riete Alkema and others. Here are some notable listings:

Lot 121  needlelace figural border end of the 16th c.
Lot 122  border,  perhaps 17th c English needlelace
Lot 125  Punto in Aria border with some animal, bird, and other motifs.
Lot 130 Reticella and Punto in Aria table cover
Lot 132 Flemish Van Dyke bobbinlace border, 1630-1640
Lot 136 Unusual Flemish border, resembles tape lace but I think it is a guipure
Lot 148 Interesting figural Milanese or Flemish bobbinlace border
Lot 150 Large square of flat needlace, Italian or English
Lot 154 Point de France flounce
Lot 162 Sedan Needlelace flounce, 1720-30
Lot 187 ‘Pottenkant’ border ex. coll. Margaret Simeon
Lot 262 There are several figural Chantilly fans, I like the horseback riders on this one
Lot 285 Interesting Belgian needlelace fan with Art Nouveau style
Lot 317 Alençon border by Lefébure et fils shown at exhibitions in 1867. The V&A has two similar pieces but of different (smaller) widths. Word on the street is that the Alençon museum will preempt this sale.
Lot 378 Elaborate figural Bebila piece from Cyprus
Lots 381 and 382, Polychrome and metallic chantilly borders.
Lot 393 Figural Belgian needlelace panel with castle and knight designs.

If you wish to purchase any of the lace and cannot come to Paris, there are three ways to do so – these notes are from Claude.

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 9:00 AM, June 22– log in and go to 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 fee’s is 28.8% TTC (24% plus TVA of 20%).

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