French Wax Fashion Lady by Lafitte-Desirat and Velvet-Framed Mirror

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12" (30 cm.) doll. Poured wax head with slender face posed in angular manner, painted facial features, brunette mohair wig, very slender elongated body with padded armature allowing stylish pose, painted shoes, posed on original velvet cover stand. Condition: very good overall, some light silk frailty. Comments: French, circa 1912, Mesdames Lafitte and Desirat designed a series of dolls to illustrate contemporary fashion of the early 20th century. Value Points: original fashionable red velvet walking suit with matching muff and collar, kidskin purse. Along with a red velvet framed wall mirror decorated with elaborate gilt ormolu, with brass gilt label on reverse "Patented March 12 1901".
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