Auction: Linge, Dentelles, Tissus – Friday, March 13, 2020

Auction: Linge, Dentelles, Tissus
Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 2
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Time: 11:00 AM to noon, lots 1-96
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, lots 97-409
Both these sites are in English (some terms are quite creative) is the French catalog in pdf. room with the lace on view.
Public Viewing:  Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Auction by:  Coutau-Bégarie
phone: 01 45 56 12 20
Sale contact: Mrs. Mélissa Seminara,, +33 (0)1 45 56 12 20 (24  hours before the sale)
Expert: Mme Claude Vuille, Member de la FNEPSA,, +33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

Here are some listings that caught my eye.

Lot 127  English ‘Van Dyke’ needlelace border. See also lot 128.
Lot 130 Needlelace flounce, very opaque early design. Flemish?
Lot 132 Polychrome Buratto panel, ex. coll. Margaret Simeon
Lot 159  Gros Point panel, ex. coll. Margaret Simeon. See also lots 157 and 158.
Lot 163  Flat Point needlelace flounce, Italian or perhaps English.
Lot 166  Point de Neige flounce
Lot 174  Early flemish lappets with connecting band.
Lot 177 Pair of lappets, possibly Sedan
Lot 181 Sedan furnishing flounce, ex. coll. Margaret Simeon
Lot 188 Brabant flounce
Lot 266 Point de Gaze rectangular shawl
Lot 273 5.8m x 28 cm Point de Gaze flounce, probably unused.
Lot 300 Alençon handkerchief. See lot 284 for a good Alençon border.
Lot 309 Valenciennes de Brabant handkerchief (someone needs to write an article on the difference between Valenciennes de Ghent and Brabant)
Lot 315 Alençon fan with réseau fin – unusual to see fans in Alençon.
Lot 320 Figural Point de Gaze fan, possibly Minne-Dansaert?  See also lots 318 and 319 for other excellent Point de Gaz fans.
Lot 367  Chantilly flounce in a Lefébure box.
Lot 355  Three figural borders, German? I think somewhere in the Abruzzi region.
Lot 378 Point d’Eeckent border, which I especially appreciate since I have another piece in my own collection that I’ve been trying to identify for years.

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 at Drouot. 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, March 13, 2020 – log in and go to  There are buttons for registration and to go to the auction live. 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% + VAT at 20%) – book sales have a 5.5%VAT.

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