Auction: linge, dentelles, tissus, mode (sur le thème de la), vintage, bagages et accessoires de mode – October 27, 2021

Auction: linge, dentelles, tissus, mode (sur le thème de la), vintage, bagages et accessoires de mode
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 13
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Time: Household Linen and Embroidered Handkerchief sections (lots #1 to #100) will start at 11:00 AM Paris time
The lace section  (lots 101 to 303) will start at 1:30 PM Paris time
Vintage section (lots 304 to 489) will start around 4:00 PM Paris time
Catalogs: (choose between French and English)
Public Viewing:  Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 11:00 to 18:00 Paris time
Claude Vuille has sent a link to the viewing room, 360 degree span:
Auction by:  De Baecque et Associés
132, boulevard Raspail / 70, rue Vendôme, 75006 / 69006 Paris / Lyon France Tel : 01 42 46 52 02 / 04 72 16 29 44
Sale contact: Magdeleine de Laage, +33 (0)1 58 40 82 92
Lace Expert: Mme Claude Vuille, Member de la FNEPSA,, +33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

This auction includes items from a private collection, and from other vendors. Early laces are a strong component. Following are a few items I find interesting:

Lot 126 Panel of Punto in Aria including animals and birds, early 17th c. See Lot 127 for another Punto in Aria piece.
Lot 145 Three ‘Van Dyck’ borders, Flemish, 2nd quarter 17th c.
Lot 147 Two borders of ‘cauliflower’ design, Antwerp, ranging from 1660 to 1680.
Lot 163 Panel of Gros Point, complete with a symmetric pattern. I’ve seen several of these come up for auction in the past few years, and am not sure of their original purpose.
Lot 169 Point de France flounce
Lot 173 Very interesting fontage with two lappets, late 17th c, Flemish bobbinlace in the style of later Point de France. An extremely rare piece.
Lot 174 Brussels wide flounce, early 18th c.
Lot 186 Interesting figural Argentan border, including angels blowing trumpets
Lots 187, 188, 189, 198 Complete ‘heads’ of matching lappets, cap back, and ruffled border are extraordinarily rare, but this auction has four of them!!!
Lot 229 Valenciennes de Gand handkerchief, where the center cloth is also bobbinlace.
Lot 230 Alençon handkerchief
Lot 246 Wedding shawl, Point d’Angleterre, with provenance, dated ~1883.

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 Live, see the faq at If you wish to register for this specific auction please follow the instructions at to get authorized, and be sure to register before 9:00 AM, October 27, 2021. 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. 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. They will send your item to the appropriate postal address as soon as payment is received.

In addition to the auction price, the successful bidder (buyer) must pay the following sales costs:

  • Voluntary sale outside Paris: 25% including VAT (including 20% ​​VAT except for 5.5% VAT books)
  • Voluntary sale in Paris: 27% TTC (including 20% ​​VAT except for books VAT 5.5%)
  • Fees may be added for live buyers depending on the prices of the platforms used (in particular: inter-auction 3% HT, Drouot Live, 1.5% HT)
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