mercredi 23 mars 2022 11:00
Salle 13 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris
Sale information

Lace - Household Linen - Handkerchiefs and Lace Fans


From Private Collections and Aristocratic French Families including a Ducal Family



Viewing :

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Sale :

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 :

11:00 a.m. to quarter past noon : household linen section of the sale (#1 to 110B)

1:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m : lace section of the sale (#111 to 438)


Tel. Drouot room : +33 (0)1 48 00 20 02


Valuer / Specialist :



Tél. : +33 6 74 66 39 05


In charge of the sale - bid orders and telephon orders :

Mélissa Seminara

+33 (0)1 45 56 12 20

Sales conditions


Coutau-Bégarie Auction House guarantees the authenticity of attribution of property

listed in

the catalogue which can be modified by saleroom notices or oral indications given at

the time

of the sale, recorded in the official sale record.

The correctness of the catalogue or other description of the physical condition, size,


rarity, importance, medium, provenance, exhibitions or historical relevance of any

property is

a statement of opinion only.

Any illustrations in the catalogue are solely for the guidance of prospective buyers and

are not

to be relied upon in terms of colour or necessarily to reveal imperfections in any lot.

Many lots are of an age or nature which precludes their being in mint condition and


descriptions in the catalogue make reference to damage or restoration. Such

information is

given for guidance only and the absence of such a reference does not imply that a lot is


from defects not either does any reference to particular defects imply the absence of


It is the responsibility of prospective bidders to inspect the property before bidding to


its condition, size and to determine if it has been repaired or restored and to request a

condition report.

Buyers must satisfy themselves to all matters referred above by inspection or otherwise

prior to

the date of the auction. They should carefully inspect items about the condition of each

lot, as

this is not necessarily stated in the catalogue.

A buyer’s premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the


based on a percentage of the hammer price. It is important to remember that there is


TTC (buyers premium 24% + TVA 20%) on top of the hammer price.

Subject to any reserve price, the highest bidder shall be the buyer and a dispute shall


settled by the auctioneer who may at any time at his absolute discretion and regardless

of the

fall of the hammer re-open the bidding or withdraw the lot from sale.

Payment is in euro and is expected almost immediately after bidding for an item. We


cash, pre-approved cheque or credit card. Bank commissions and expenses have to be


by the buyer.

Every item becomes the entire responsibility of the new owner for any damages as soon


the auctioneer announces that an item has been sold.

Once payment is received you will be issued an invoice and a collection sheet. Items

can be

collected after payment has been made. Buyers cannot take possession of or remove


purchases from the auction until the total purchase price, including applicable taxes or


has been paid in full.

All property must be removed from either our premises by the purchaser at his expense

as soon

as possible after the sale otherwise an handling charge, until its removal, will be

payable to

the Auction House by the purchaser.


As soon as the award is pronounced, the purchases are under the entire responsibility

of the

successful bidder, the storage and transport of the object do not engage the


of the Sales Company. The lots will be stored in the Drouot storage at the buyers


The Coutau Bégarie office will not be responsible for any shipment of the lots.

For all shipping requests, please contact Thepackengers directly after payment of the


Custody fees will be charged in proportion to the size of the lot if the lots are not


promptly after the sale.

In the event a successful bidder fails to pay any amounts due, within one month, the


House reserves the right to cancel the sale and re-sell the lot according to the « Folle

Enchère »

French law (Law of July 10th 2000). The purchaser will be charged for all the expenses

caused by the re-auctioning of the property. If the new auction price does not reach the


one, the failing purchaser have to pay the difference.

In any case, the purchaser will be liable for any deficiency, any and all costs, handling

charges, late charges, expenses, legal fees, expenses and incidental damages.


The Auction House will execute absentee bids and accept telephone bids as a courtesy


clients who are unable to attend the auctions.

“Phone or Absentee Bid” forms are available online or from the head office. Therefore,


take no responsibility for any errors or omissions in connection with this service.

For the Phone bid, when the auctioneer is approaching the particular lot number, a staff

member will phone and you can instruct them to bid on your behalf.

For the Absentee bid, you must nominate an amount indicating the maximum price you


prepared to pay for the item.

The auctioneer will bid on your behalf until the price has reached your nominated