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Rare French Wooden Cart as Necessaire by Badeuille with Shop Label

Lot Number: 
154
13" (33 cm.) A wooden cart or wheel-barrow with fancifully-shaped frame and wheel is decorated with colorful painted and silk-applique scenes of flowers and a Japanese woman,with burgundy silk borders. The top of the cart has a curved cover which when opened reveals a silk-lined interior with tufted pin-cushion. Likely designed as a necessaire or gift presentation,the cart has the original shop label of S. Jacomet of Poitiers on the underside. French,circa 1875,attributed to Badeuille who also made dollhouse furnishings and doll accessories (see #5 of this catalog). Excellent condition.
Realized Price: 
$500
Presale Estimate: 
800/1200