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Charming French Miniature Folding Room with Original Furnishings and Accessories by Badeuille

Lot Number: 
550
15" (38 cm.) w. x 11"h. x 11"d. A five-paneled folding cardboard room has original wall-paper,paper border and matching paper wainscoting and floor,and is designed to be set up within its storage box walls which serve as a structural form. The walls are hung with four early colored engravings with pressed paper frames,and there are three very ornate mirrors with pressed paper frames. There is a thickly beaded carpet with beaded fringe,and the room has its original furnishings of soft wood trimmed with delicate decoupage engravings and Dresden gilt paper edging. The set comprises a settee and four arm chairs with trapunto lavender silk upholstery,oval table,spinet piano,fernery with flowers,and fire place with early engraving on the fire screen. There is an ormolu mantel clock,two potted plants,and a tragant Cupid figure. Excellent condition,some light fraility to upholstery. French,attributed to Louis Badeuille,circa 1865,see The Encyclopedia of French Dolls by Theimer,page 47.
Realized Price: 
$2,300
Presale Estimate: 
3000/4000