Auction: Dentelles, luxe, vintage, haute couture – Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Auction: Dentelles, luxe, vintage, haute couture
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 4
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Time: 11:00 to noon, lots 1-78
1:30 to 3:30, lots 79-245
English version: at the end of the individual listings.
Public Viewing:  Monday, October 7, 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday, October 8, 11:00 to 18:00
Auction by: De Baecque et associés, Marie de Calbiac,
Tel. +33 01 42 46 52 02
phone during the auction, 01 48 00 20 03
Lace, linens, whitework embroidery expert (lots 1-245):
Claude Vuille,, +33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

Here are some notable listing from this extensive lace sale:

Lot 86  Interesting Gros Point panel
Lot 96  Punto in Aria border with birdes and points.
Lot 100  17th century border of Punto in aria with images of Saints Zacharie and Agathe.
Lot 103 Two “Punto di Spagna” needlelace borders, Léopold Iklé collection.
Lot 104 Early border of Polychrome Buratto (also see Lot 105)
Lots 117, 118, 119 mid 17th ‘opaque’ borders from the Margaret Simeon and Samuel Chick collections.
Lot 129  Figural Milan border with raised work.
Lot 131 Figural border of Milan
Lot 146  Point de France border, 3.2 m x 56 cm
Lot 191 Two Point d’Alençon borders, later 19th c, quite long.
Lot 192 Honiton flounces
Lot 196  Large and dense square Point de Gaze shawl, no raised petals.
Lot 2015 Mantilla in black Catalonian blonde with half stitch shading “dos tonos”.
Lot 210  Figural Malines handkerchief
Lot 216  Elaborate Youghal handkerchief
Lot 220 “Comedia del Arte” Chantilly fan
Lot 228  Partial Jesurum Polychrome piece, excellent colors.
Lot 235  Table mat of Aemila Ars
Lot 241  Modern wide ‘Binche’ or Point de Feé border.

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, October 9th – 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 27% TTC

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