2 1/2" (6 cm.) The fancily-shaped toiletry case of tortoise shell with gilt bronze frame has cast brass feet, ormolu medallion on lid with cast ball handle, and opens to a pair of glass jars with beveled shape and silver lids. Excellent condition. French, circa 1865.
15" (38 cm.) h. x 18"w. x 9"d. The wooden framed room with arched roof line has original marble-painted floor and tinsel-decorated papered walls, and is furnished with original pieces including an elaborate gilt-framed mirror centered by pineapple-shaped wall candle holders, oval table with carved and painted bone legs, matching side chair and demi-line table which is perched under the elaborately-draped side window. A tinsel wrapped chandelier is suspended from the ceiling and the table is laden with various accessories including mirror, clock, and small treasure box of jewelry. Standing in the room is a lady doll with carved wooden shoulderhead, ample bosom, painted facial features, blonde flaxen wig with long braids, cloth-wrapped armature body, carved wooden lower arms and legs, painted blue heeled shoes, wearing superb original costume with elaborate trims. The room has original glass-front wall which has wonderfully preserved the arrangement. Overall excellent condition. French, late 1700s, extremely rare, imaginative, and wonderfully-preserved.
5" (13 cm.) h. 5" w. The walnut cabinet has a curved drop front which opens to reveal a silk lined back and an attached silk pin cushion; with two lower drawers, carved finial sides, beaded edging, and enamel mosaic inlays. The drawers are lined with silk to match the pincushion. Excellent condition. Mid-1800s.
10 1/2" (27 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, brushstroked feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined heart-shaped lips, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over Steiner pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, wonderful antique costume, woven bonnet, leather shoes, carrying little toy pup. Condition: generally excellent, French body with original finish is appropriately sized and of the era albeit not Steiner. Marks: Sie G 3/0 (incised head) J. Steiner Bte S.G.D.G. Bourgoin (red ink script). Comments: Jules Steiner, circa 1880. Value Points: very rare model especially in this tiny size, captivating expression and presence, choicest bisque and painting.
11" (28 cm.) h. when tilted. 7" table h. 7" width. The wooden table with original ebony painted finish is designed for use as flat table or tilted upright when not in use, supported by a single fancy pedestal base, and is decorated with gilt scrolling and colorfully-painted wild flowers accented with mother-of-pearl inlay work. Excellent condition. French, mid-1800s.
16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, brilliant blue glass paperweight eyes with spiral threading and darker blue iris rims, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, accented eye corners, closed mouth with tiny defined tongue tip, pierced ears, kid bebe body with Chevrot hinged hips, jointed knees with wooden lower legs, kid-over-wood upper arms, bisque forearms, beautiful early silk and velvet bebe frock with lace and ribbon trim, matching bonnet, undergarments, stockings, shoes. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake on left pierced ear hole, two fingers restored on left hand. Marks: Bru Jne 4 (head and shoulderplate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1884, the golden Chevrot epoch on that firm. Value Points: the most desirable sought-after "face" of Bru, complemented by splendid eyes, beautiful bisque, and with original shoes signed Bru Jne Paris 4.
14" (36 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with delicate pink tinting, cobalt blue enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, softly-stuffed kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at hips and knees, pink-tinted porcelain arms to above the elbows, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1860, attributed to Leontine Rohmer. Value Points: rare petite size enhances the dainty expression, very fine complexion and rare porcelain arms.
7 1/2" (19 cm.) x 7 1/2" x 2 1/2" candle holders. Of finest grained rosewood, the fireplace has ebony-painted hearth and brass grill, brass figural mounts, and an unusual interior print with ormolu mounts and the message in French script "Le temple du vrai bonheur...du contentement. Brave les fureurs et les insures du temps" ("the temple of true happiness, of contentment, [is to] brave the fury and the insults of time"). Included is a pair of koi-shaped gilt metal candlesticks. Excellent condition. French, early 1800s.
13" (33 cm.) The wooden-framed doll stroller whose upright chair is upholstered in rich plum-colored velvet has two larger spoked wheels at the back and a smaller wheel at the front hidden under the extended foot rest that is upholstered in rich tapestry. The scroll-cut frame with elaborate trim and arches is decorated with gold leaf embossed design paper bands; a hinged wooden handle is at the back. Excellent condition. Louis Badeuille, circa 1880, the firm specialized in creation of gilt-decorated wooden dollhouse furnishings and doll accessories.
3" (8 cm.) -5". Each is firm-bodied paper mache with white fur cover except shaved muzzle and lower legs, with black bead eyes, defined mouth, long fluffy tail. Excellent condition. French, early 1900s.