Lace Event USA: The Metropolitan Chapter of the IOLI, “Lace Around the World” – November 7-8, 2015

The Metropolitan Chapter of the International Organization of Lace –  Lace Day and Workshops
Theme:
Lace Around the World
Date:
Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8, 2015
Place: BPO Elks Westwood Lodge
505 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, New Jersey 07675
Time: Saturday – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM  Open to the Public, free.
Sunday – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM workshops
Web Site: http://tinyurl.com/p5nqxsu for the lace day
www.metropolitanchapterioli.org for the organization
Information and Registration: http://tinyurl.com/pts78pf
Registration form at http://tinyurl.com/ojuorfu. Fill it out and mail it with your check to Metropolitan Chapter, IOL, per the instructions on the form.
Contact the organization president Lynda Barber for information – LyndaLace@att.net

Saturday Vending: Kathy Kirchner and Holly Van Sciver

Saturday Events: Exhibition, Demonstrations, Vendors,
Children’s Class (1:00 to 3:00 PM)

Saturday Class: Children’s beginning lace class from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. ($5.00 materials fee) Children must bring an adult of their own choice.

Sunday Workshops  (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Class fee includes lunch.  Pre-registration required)
Lynda Barber, “Beginning Bobbin Lace”.  $25.00, kit fee $20 to purchase or $5 to rent.
Pat Morris, “‘s Gravenmoer Lace”.  $35.00
Mayra Petretti, “Lepoglava Lace”, $35.00

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Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Textiles, Dentelles & Mode – October 21, 2015

Textiles, Dentelles & Mode
Date: Wednesday October 21, 2015
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 10
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time: 11:00 to 13:00
Online Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/pmtg625
Public Viewing: Tuesday, October 20, 2015  11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday Oct 21, 11:00 to 12:00, which is confusing since the auction begins at 11:00.
Auction by: Thierry de Maigret, 5, rue de Montholon, 75009 Paris
01 44 83 95 20, contact@thierrydemaigret.com
Expert: Séverine Experton-Dard, sevdex@yahoo.fr, +33 (0) 6 80 65 12

Notes: The laces in this auction run from lots 84 to 113.  Note the following:
Lot 86 – Border of Alençon, 6 cm x 400 cm
Lot 89 – Looks like a border of round-hole Valenciennes, and a pair? of Brussels lappets with what looks like a fond chant ground (6 pointed star like Point de Paris).
Lot 106 – Crinoline flounce of Chantilly, 50 cm x 530 cm.  Looks like there’s also some machine flounces in this lot.
Lot 108 – Flat Point de Gaze border, 15 cm x 550 cm.
Lot 109 – Raised petal Point de Gaze border, 17 cm x 264 cm.
Lot 111 – Two long application borders.
Lot 112 – Later 19th c Point d’Angleterre border, 10 cm x 250 cm.

Drouot is an organization of auction houses throughout France, including their main facility, the Hôtel Drouot in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Established in 1852, Hôtel Drouot held a monopoly on French antiques auctions until legal reforms opened the way for international competition in 2000.  The Gazette Drouot http://www.gazette-drouot.com/ lists upcoming auctions.
Bidding:  Obviously you can come and bid in person. Phone or absentee bids are accepted.
Online bidding: All bidders must first register with Drouot (before Wed Oct 21st at 9:00 for this sale). Go to https://drouotonline.webzone-secure.org/creationdecompte to create an account.
Login at http://www.drouotonline.com/ for online auctions, or http://www.drouotlive.com/ for live auctions on the net.
There are many videos (in French) explaining the bidding process at: http://www.drouot.com/static/drouot_video_sommaire.html?lang=en.
Buyer’s Premium:  24% TTC (toutes taxe comprises, on the price and VAT) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash, pre-approved cheque or credit card.

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Lace Exhibition: Lace: Fabric of Enchantment – November 2, 2015 to January 2, 2016

Lace: Fabric of Enchantment
Place:  Latimer Quilt and Textile Center
2105 Wilson Rover Loop, Tillamook, Oregon, USA 97141
Dates: November 2, 2015 to January 2, 2016
Times:
  Tues-Sat, 10:00 to 16:00
There will be a free open house on November 8, 2015 from 12:00 to 16:00
Website: http://tinyurl.com/puhj3ud
Information:   lacelady@frontier.com
General Admission is $4.00, Seniors 62+ $3.00. Children under 12 and members free.

This exhibition will feature lace from the collection of Alice Howell plus modern lace made by her and members of the Portland Lace Society.

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Auction: Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company (CAWACo.), Fall Couture & Textiles – October 16-17, 2015

Fall Couture & Textiles
Date: Friday and Saturday, October 16-17, 2015
Time: Both days start at 10:00 AM
Place: New Hope Eagle Fire Co.
Route 202 & Sugan Road, New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States 18938
Viewings: Thursday, October 15, 2015 12:00 to 18:00
Saturday  October 16, 2015 – 8:00 to 10:00
Catalogs:  http://tinyurl.com/ptwhsas
Phone: 215 817 4600
Email: caw@whitakerauction.com, or http://tinyurl.com/pw6yffb
Write to them at least 4 days before the auction for additional information.
Smail:  Charles A. Whitaker Auction Co., 1002 West Cliveden Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19119

I’ve been remiss in never posting the Whitaker auctions, because they often include lace. This auction house often represents museum deaccessions.  The full illustrated catalog can be purchased for $30, and you can download a text-only catalog, which has quite a few lace items listed, most of which have low lot numbers and I assume will be sold on Friday. The Saturday sale includes two photographed lace pieces on the website:
Lot 538 – A Point de Gaze panel, 38″ x 47″. Might be a skirt flounce.
Lot 539 – Punto Tirato Tela Sfilata border with bobbinlace edgings, 17th c.
Uncatalogued items will be also sold in a ‘discover sale’ at the conclusion of the day on Friday.

Bidding: Bidders pre-register with the auctioneer in order to bid online, by telephone, or arrange to be an absentee bidder. All bidders must hav a valid credit card on file with CAWACo. with sufficient funds available to process all successful bids, buyer’s premiums, and shipping fees.  Register at http://tinyurl.com/qd74lfj.
– A buyer’s premium of 20% will be added to the hammer price of all lots sold on site.
– A buyer’s premium of an additional 3% (total 23%) will be added to lots sold through Bidsquare to also cover their fee.
– A bid slip for commission bidding is available at Absentee_bid_form  and be faxed or emailed or mailed by midnight, October 14, 2015.
– Telephone bidding must be requested at least 48 hours before the start of the auction.
– Online bidding can be done through Bidsquare at http://tinyurl.com/o7jqxhc.  Only Saturday will be on the online bid site – they say that online bidding slows things down. You must register both with Bidsquare, and for the specific the online auction, where you give them a credit card number.  (note, a lot of the CAWACo. literature says online auctions are held through Liveauctioneers, but I think it’s really Bidsquare. I was able to register for the Fall auction at Bidsquare just fine.)
– Payment must occur in full  on the date of the auction in cash, cashier’s check, certified check or money order payable in US funds through a bank in the US, Visa/Masterard, American Express, or by pre-authorized personal or business check.

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Auction: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Antique & Vintage Fashion & Textiles – October 13, 2015

Antique and Vintage Fasion and Textiles
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2015
Time: Session 1 – 1:250, 10:00 AM
Session 2 – Lots 251 to end, 2:00 PM
Laces start at lot 397
Place: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Ltd.
249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR
Map:
Viewings: Sunday, October 11, 2015 – 12:00 to 16:00
Monday, October 12, 2015 – 9:00 to 17:30
Web Catalog:  http://tinyurl.com/pg9vzzk
Live Auctioneer site http://tinyurl.com/qedphqg
Phone: +44 [0]20 8676 4600
Fax: +44 [0]20 3137 0112
Email: info@kerrytaylorauctions.com

Note particularly:
Lot 399 – A triangular shawl of Point d’Angleterre (combined needle- and bobbin-lace with a Point de Gaze ground.
Lot 411 – A triangular shawl of Honiton guipure with a matching short flounce.
Lot 413 – A Crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.
Lot 414 – A Duchesse de Bruges triangular shawl.
Lot 416 – Lot includes a ‘necklace’ of Point de Gaze
Lot 422 – Joined Valenciennes lappets, ~1720-30, Fond de Neige ground.
Lot 424 – Lot includes an early border of Punto Tirato Tela SFilata

Bidding: Bidders must register with Kerry Taylor, and bring or send proof of identity by email or fax (such as a driver’s license or passport). They may request a credit card.
If you want to use Live Auctioneers, you must register with them – this is a separate process.
– At Kerry Taylor there is a 25% buyer’s premium is applied to the hammer price up to 25,000 GBP, 20% above that, and that premium is subject to the prevailing VAT rate.
– A bid slip for commission bidding is available at http://tinyurl.com/knztuao and can be faxed to the number above.
– Telephone bidding must be requested well in advance of the auction, there are a limited number of lines available.
– Online bidding can be done through Live Auctioneers.  You must register here for the auction.  Buyer’s premiums are 28% up to 50,000 GBP, 23% above that.
– Payment is due in pounds sterling at the end of the auction. They accept debit and credit cards (charges apply, contact Kerry Taylor Auctions for more information).  Cash up to 8,000 GBP only, sterling cheque and bank transfers.
Through Live Auctioneers, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Personal Check and Wire transfers are accepted. I don’t know if there are premiums for those methods.

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Ebay Alerts! Twelve items – October 11, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/ogxd857 Pretty antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace bertha
Size: 42″neckline, 6.5″ deep
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 11, 2015 11:40 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Bloemwerk, excellent technique. Note the use of the gimp instead of any raised work, the single tally fillings, and the ‘islands’ in the irregular picoted brides.  An good example of this type of lace.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites discoloration to inner neckline and 2 brown age spots to back edge.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331672880613   Sold for 80.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/owukn8x Belgian style chainstitch Carrickmacross lace 19th C. Berthe collar shawl
Size: ~36″ neckline, ~8.25″ deep
Starting Price: $78.00
Auction ends: October 11, 2015 2:28 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A bertha or narrow shawl of muslin applique on machine net.  The motifs are attached with chainstitch, which is a sign of Belgian work. Some good needlerun fillings. I find the floral design good, although a little simple in the motifs, basically meaning that there wasn’t any extra work in giving the flowers and leaves any finesse.
Yes, this technique was used in Carrickmacross applique, however I’d prefer to name both types of laces a more generic ‘muslin applique on machine tulle’. Then get into specifics about locality of manufacture.   (this is the type of lace used on Princess Diana’s wedding dress train).
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Pinholes and small holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites slight discoloration on part of the neckline.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141792694612   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nkbp6d7 A PAIR OF 18TH CENTURY FRENCH NEEDLEPONT LACE LAPPETS WITH AN ALENCON GROUND
Size: 22.75″ x 3″ (at tops)
Starting Price: 90.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 12, 2015 11:31 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A later 18th c pair of Alençon lappets, obviously treasured due to all the repairs. This is a later design with small designs in the centers and a narrow border full of decorative ‘mode’ filings around the sides and lower ends.  It is a simple concept which went well with the lighter muslin dresses that came in around 1780.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: I think the tops are close to original.  Looks like few motifs or parts of motifs went missing in the repair process.
Damage: Holes and pinholes in the ground, also many repairs including replacement of ground with machine tulle.
Soilage: Look clean.
Finish: Small creases in parts of the ground.

191708904982   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pqkmcr5 C 1700 handmade Mechlin bobbin lace wide edge with Bizarre Silk design
Size: 3″ x 1  yard
Starting Price: $245.00
Auction ends: October 12, 2015 11:59 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United Kingdom
Comments: Wish there were more of this. An impressive Mechlin border with partridge eye fillings, also some complex snowflakes, and something approaching quatrefoils. Also a nice bar and zigzag pattern. It really doesn’t have much that can be called a ‘ground’ at this stage.  I find the design a bit too naturalistic to be considered in the Bizarre style (but it’s close), and yet the motifs don’t have much of the blockiness that later examples sometimes exhibit. The the set of Valenciennes lappets in the photo next to the listed piece from my own collection represents a truer ‘Bizarre’ style – they have an element of abstractness missing from the listed piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  1730-40
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Numerous holes, especially larger ones at one end. Frayed along lower edge.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.  Some localized brown spotting.
Finish: Diagonal creases.

131620437625   Val_great_lappets   Sold for $735.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o2lo4xu DENTELLE ANCIENNE, Chantilly, ANTIQUE LACE
Size: 26.4″ diameter
Starting Price: 85.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 12, 2015 12:04 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A Chantilly parasol cover divided into 8 sections (this is pretty typical of lace parasol covers). Elaborate floral design, well executed. Note, no esprits in the ground. I like the holes surrounded by gimp in the strapwork along the outer edge, and the way the little tendrils hang down in the mid section.  This would have had a light silk backing attached before mounting.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: I think it’s unused – the center hole where the spike of the parasol would go is not open.

141790915850   Sold for 169.00 EUR, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nor66zy DENTELLE ANCIENNE, POINT DE GAZE, ANTIQUE LACE, BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE XIXthc
Size: 15″ square
Starting Price: 85.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 12, 2015 12:04 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief, no raised work.  Simple decorative ‘mode’ fillings, just some knots and small lines of rings.  It doesn’t need much decoration, the design fills the entire space quite well.  Excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Several holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks like there’s a little localized faint browning.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles.

141790521895  Sold for 262.00 EUR, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qephv6z Neat antique/vintage white Bedfordshire lace collar
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £10.00
Auction ends: October 13, 2015 11:02 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A beds collar with a typical arrangement of formed inner piece with a wide border on the outside and a narrow border on the neckline.  Raised tallies in the center part.  It resembles work done by the Bucks Cottage Worker’s Agency.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: About 1900.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, almost overly white.
Finish: There might be a center fold, hard to tell.

231712538648   Sold for 10.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/no6ye5w Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse and Point de Gaze lace bertha
Size: 37″ neckline, 6.5″ deep.
Starting Price: £95.00
Auction ends: October 13, 2015 11:10 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Conventional motifs all around, but what really makes this piece are the large inserts of grid ring and knot decorative ‘mode’ fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. PtdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Seller says it has been laundered and is a soft old white color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331674619778   Sold for 123.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ouosv4s * VINTAGE – Attractive Flounce unused Bobbin Lace 140″x 2.5″ *
Size: 37″ neckline, 6.5″ deep.
Starting Price: $30.00
Auction ends: October 13, 2015 11:10 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A long insertion of Beds, quite a complex floral design. It does look like it is all one piece, including the upper narrow border. The design includes leaves and flowers with some nice gimp work and woven tally fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161849733535   Sold for $61.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p89a4mr Pair late 18th C. handmade Alencon needle lace lappets
Size: 23″ each, 3.25″ to 2.5″ in width.
Starting Price: $78.00
Auction ends: October 13, 2015 1:55M
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A pair of Alençon lappets, same general style as the ones reviewed above, but a slightly lighter design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: late 18th century.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Holes in the mesh, some repairs.
Soilage: A little beige in color, some localized brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141794453150   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ns5kgnm 18thc. Mechlin Bobbin Lace
Size: 1.75″ x 24″
Starting Price: $18.00
Auction ends: October 13, 2015 7:00 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: A short length of Mechlin with a 5-hole ground. The design is Louis XV, and they did experiment with grounds in this period. Beautifully woven, very precise work.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: mid 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, one seam.
Damage: One break in the foot edge, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

252115424755   Sold for $92.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/on35f3x PRETTIEST Antique Italian CANTU LACE Table Runer w/Bobbin Lace FLOWERS 11×34
Size: 11″ x 34″
Starting Price: $145.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 14, 2015 9:01 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller things*most*delightful, Sacramento, California, United States
Comments: This Cantu table runner is unusual because of the inserts – looks like a pieced lace with a kind of dieppe ground added in. Otherwise it’s a conventional Cantu piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141774773437   Unsold.

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Auction and News: Hôtel Drouot – Fans, Costumes, Textiles, Lace – October 14, 2015

The news is that Coutau-Bégarue lace expert Martine Gauvard will be retiring by the end of the year, and will be replaced with Claude Vuille, well known to many LaceNews readers. Claude is currently assisting in the evaluations.

Eventails et detelles
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 7
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time: First part at 11:00, 2nd part at 14:00
Online Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/nokekem  laces start at number 231-382
Public Viewing: Tuesday October 13 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday, February 12th from 11:00 to 12:00
Auction by: Coutau-Bégarue
email: information@coutaubegarie.com
phone: 01 45 56 12 20
fan expert: Georgina Letourmy-Bordier, +33 (0)6 14 67 60 35 georginaletourmy@gmail.com (lots 86-230)
lace expert: Martine Gauvard, +33 (0)6 80 72 42 90
martine.gauvard@orange.fr, assisted by Claude Vuille  (lots 231-382)

Notes: Claude sends the following notes of interest:
251 (unused Bertha, Burano with edelweiss flower design)
254, 257, 280  (fine Chantilly bobbin lace, mantilla & 2 parasol covers)
255 (one early reticella needle laces, one drawn thread & Antwerpen bobbin lace beginning 17thc,  one late 16th / early 17thc bobbin laces with cords brides)
263 (Beveren Waas)
270 (an early 17thc Venise needle lace, a 17thc Milanese, an Alençon & a Brussels drochel from 18thc)
273 (late 17thc Point de France)
326 (a Mirecourt bobbin lace cape)
342 (Point de Paris with coat of arms & lions)
374 (beautiful Bucks with animals surch as lions, deer, birds, butterfly….)
376 (Point de France needle lace flounce with Lily flowers design)
382 (a finely worked chantilly lace long skirt)

Drouot is an organization of auction houses throughout France, including their main facility, the Hôtel Drouot in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Established in 1852, Hôtel Drouot held a monopoly on French antiques auctions until legal reforms opened the way for international competition in 2000.  The Gazette Drouot http://www.gazette-drouot.com/ lists upcoming auctions.
Bidding:  Obviously you can come and bid in person. Phone or absentee bids are accepted.
Online bidding: All bidders must first register with Drouot (before Thurs Oct 10th at noon for this sale). Go to https://drouotonline.webzone-secure.org/creationdecompte to create an account.
Login at http://www.drouotonline.com/ for online auctions, or http://www.drouotlive.com/ for live auctions on the net.
There are many videos (in French) explaining the bidding process at: http://www.drouot.com/static/drouot_video_sommaire.html?lang=en.
Buyer’s Premium:  24.99% = 20.84% plus VAT of 20%
TTC (toutes taxe comprises) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash, pre-approved cheque or credit card.

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