Rare French Wooden Doll Stroller by Badeuille with Original Decorations

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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; this early exact doll stroller in shown in The Encyclopedia of French Dolls by Theimer,page 46,and is very rare to find.
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