Auction: Lace – House Linen – Embroidery

Auction: Lace – House Linen – Embroidery
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Place: la Galerie Deux 6
66 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris
Time: lots 1 to 105 from 11:00 to 12:00 (household linens)
Lots 106 to 455 from 14:00 to 18:00 (lace and embroidery)
Catalogs: (Invaluable) (English, Drouot Live)
Public Viewing:  May 18, 2021 from 11:00 to 18:00
Auction by:  Coutau-Bégarie & Associés
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

This auction includes the second part of items from the collection of Mme Sonja Dorfmeister,, and the 4th part of the collection of Mme Rieta Alkema. Plus other items including many lots with multiple borders. Here are a few items that I find interesting:

Lot 94 Milanese border with extensive figural work
Lot 124 Figural Punto in Aria and Cutwork border, identical to an example in the Met. See also Lot 409
Lot 131 Polychrome Buratto border.
Lot 134 2 borders of Punto in Aria one from the Lescure and one from the Simeon collections.
Lot 136 Early “Van Dyke” needlelace border, likely English.
Lot 129 Pulled thread embroidery panel ex. coll. Margaret Simeon.
Lot 146 Gros Point panel, ex. coll. Margaret Simeon.
Lot 156 Very long border of Italian ‘Rose Point’, although the term is a bit vague.
Lot 177 Elaborate Metallic bobbinlace.
Lot 184 Wide Brabant border.
Lot 195 Joined Malines lappets, 1730-40.
Lot 256 Alençon handkerchief.
Lot 271 Interesting Honiton handkerchief.
Lot 364 Point de Gaze border, very wide, no raised work.
Lot 378 Very long border of Youghal.
Lot 406 Two borders in Point d’Angleterre by Léfebure.
Lot 407 One of these borders is Point Colbert with the original box.
Lot 413 Polychrome Chantilly border.
Lot 422 Margareten Spitze sculpture by Mrs. Margarete Naumann. Pretty amazing.

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, May 19, 2021 which can be done at the catalog site given above. For live auctions 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.
You can also register on the Invaluable site.

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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2 Responses to Auction: Lace – House Linen – Embroidery

  1. Veronica Stuart says:

    Any photos of 378

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