23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated face and very plump cheeks and chin, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils of pointy-tip aquiline nose, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely burgundy silk dress with lace blouse, antique undergarments, leather shoes and bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sch (in shield) 4 (head) Sch (in shield on underside of derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1880. Value Points: rare portrait model with superbly-modeled features, fine delicate bisque, original body and body finish.
20" (51 cm.) x 14" box. The firm-sided box with paper cover and original exterior label "Service Metal", hinges open to a beautifully-fitted interior, lined with quilted red sateen and fitted with a bounty of finely-crafted pewter dinnerware including four various lidded tureens, large bowl, platters, numerous plates, napkins rings and napkins, and goblets, along with two porcelain footed bowls and gold cutlery. Excellent condition. French, Cuperly, Blondel and Giroux, circa 1890.
For 16" poupee, 4" shoulders. Of fine delicate cotton with dainty lavender/purple print, the gown features a rounded neckline with wide gathered collar, fully-ruched bodice, pagoda sleeves with gathered oversleeve, three-tiered gathered skirt, corded waist. Excellent condition. French, circa 1860, in the Huret manner.
For 16" poupee. 4" shoulder width. Of fine densely woven cambric cotton printed with purple floral sprigs, the gown features a gathered bodice with set-in waist band, double tiered full gathered skirt, and very full short pouf sleeves with self cuffs. Excellent condition. French, circa 1860, in the Huret manner.
4" (10 cm.) l. leather case. Including firm leather bound case with rounded sides accented with fancy brass and mother of pearl studs, cord handles, with silk interior, sewing accessories. And book-shaped velvet box with decoupage, containing folding needle sheets; book-shaped box with embossed gilt paper trim; and 2 1/2" slender tan heeled boots. Excellent condition. Mid/late 1800s.
15" (38 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, ears pierced into head, blonde lambswool wig over cork pate, French wooden fully-articulated body with ball-swivel waist, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F (head and shoulderplate) (illegible boutique label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1867, the first period of his rare deposed wooden poupee body introduced for the 1867 Paris International Exposition. Value Points: lovely poupee, original rare wooden body, wearing white pique costume with back-stitch hand embroidery, undergarments, black heeled shoes, bonnet, bone-handled parasol and red leather purse.
13" (33 cm.) The elegant vitrine features bow front, roof and sides, and is of superbly burled wood, featuring an opening front door and glass side with very elaborate cast bronze door frames and mounts. The interior has original silk tapestry lining, mirrored back, and curved glass shelving. Excellent condition. French, mid-1800s, an outstanding miniature furnishing of maitrise quality.
11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition fully-jointed body. Condition: restoration at right forehead and onto right side and back, there is no restoration on the face or features, original body finish. Marks: Sie C 3/0. Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1880. Value Points: beautiful petite bebe with lovely painting, wearing fine antique gown with extended train, undergarments, shoes, and with orange blossom coronet and bouquet.
16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, pale blue glass spiral threaded eyes with darker blue outer iris rims, painted lashes, feathered brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, ears pierced into head, brunette human hair wig with braided coronet over cork pate, kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, kid upper arms, bisque arms to above the elbows, lovely costume included. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: French, Jumeau, circa 1878. Value Points: very gentle features are enhanced by delicate complexion, sturdy body with rare bisque arms.
4 1/2" (11 cm.) h. table. The wooden table with dark mahogany finish has single working drawer and back ledge with openings for objects. Arranged upon the table is a carved bone miniature clock with swinging pendulum, another carved bone object, ormolu wrapped album with sepia images of famous paintings, and a pressed-leather miniature German book. Excellent condition. Circa 1865.