21 Antique FRENCH PAPIER-MÂCHÉ c1850 LADY Original Glass Eyes Human Hair Wig with original Costume. Serene, gorgeous and remarkably wearing her original gown, especially for circa 1850, this 21 papier-mâché was made in France and shes in very excellent condition including the fabulous original human hair braided wig intricately braided and looped up over her ears and across the top & back of her head. Her lovely face has inset black glass eyes under painted brows exactly matching her wig, nice rosy cheeks and pink lips with a sweet smile; under the wig her head is painted black with brush-stroke wisps around the edges. The correct pink kid body has gusset-joints at hips with shapely legs, and stitched joints at shoulders, kid body is sturdy and not leaking, it does have small very old conservation patching (pink faded from arms; kid patches at top of right arm and around waist, with a tiny patch at crotch & inner hip gussets). The pink tone kid leather bodies were made to represent flesh tone which is seldom found.
Minor patching around waist and butt. Gowned for a ball, the lady wears a fully-lined lovely antique gown of finest net sprinkled with hand-stitched dots, many-layered scalloped pink tissue-silk decorating the bodice, and Battenberg lace hem; underneath is an antique chemise, petticoat, pantalets and finely-knit cotton stockings; this regal beauty comes from a non-smoking environment. Turn of the Century Antiques, located on antique row, stood out from the crowd from the beginning. Set back from the street, the expanse of green lawn, attractive landscaping and convenient parking enhance the building and provide a welcome break from the usual tarmac and concrete. The face is executed in a trompe l'oeil Victorian style, and as you step through the door you will immediately realize that you've entered a special place.Dolls and toys are our passion at Turn of the Century Antiques. Our related accessories intermingle with beautiful French fashion ladies, character babies, French Bebes and fine chinas. Early fabric dolls and animals share their spaces with antique playthings. The most popular modern dolls through the 1960's stand with equal pride in their places. Add me to your Favorite Sellers. View My Other Items For Sale. We are available for you 9:30-5:30 Tuesday through Saturday.
The item "21 Antique FRENCH PAPIER-MCHÉ c1850 LADY Orig Glass Eyes Human Hair Wig NICE" is in sale since Wednesday, August 19, 2015. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Papier-Mache". The seller is "raredolls" and is located in Denver, Colorado.
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