" REDUCED SALE price an absolutely MAGNIFICENT RARE ALL ORIGINAL 20" ANTIQUE FRENCH PAPER MACHE GENTLEMAN DOLL! Circa late 1800's and an absolutely SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE of his type, this fabulous doll will captivate you with his MILITARY INSPIRED all original presentation---------a MUSEUM QUALITY doll worthy of a WORLD CLASS collection!We have listed this amazing gentleman in both an antique paper mache doll category as well as antique French bisque, because he would make an AMAZING COMPANION to 18"-19" antique FRENCH FASHION dolls; your favorite Poupee would be THRILLED to be seen on this handsome gent's arm! Measuring an IMPRESSIVE 20 tall, the doll has a pale painted face with GORGEOUS MODELING including a slight DOUBLE CHIN and classically subtle MOLDED EARS, fancy painted black hair with a scalloped set back hair line, almond shaped luminescent dark BROWN GLASS set eyes with painted red dots in each corner, upper and lower delicately painted INDIVIDUAL EYELASHES, dramatically dark single stroked painted ARCHED EYEBROWS, dainty shaped nose with rouged nostrils, and deliciously red full open mouth with what appear to be his original four BAMBOO TEETH! The doll has his original soft CLOTH BODY but with delightful lower kid LEATHER ARMS with individually stitched fingers, in EXCELLENT CONDITION with very minor age wear; his head and shoulder plate are made of paper mache and are molded as one piece. His original fancy gentleman's attire is MILITARY INSPIRED and consists of a three piece matching deep navy blue, almost black, antique wool ensemble including a long sleeved jacket, sleeveless vest, and pants outfit with red piping trim encircling the sleeves and also around the collar and down the front and on the back of the jacket, as well as down the outside of each pants leg. It is EXPERTLY TAILORED and appears to be entirely HAND SEWN with beautiful workmanship including a classic pleat on the back of the jacket and our favorite embellishment, rows of tiny embossed antique military BRASS BUTTONS down the front of his vest, coat as well as appearing on his coat sleeves and back pleat! As with most gentleman's vests, it is fashioned so that the navy wool fabric is on the front and there is a matching colored navy silk fabric on the back; his jacket is FULLY LINED in the same material! To complete his outfit he wears the most fantastic pair of antique rubber BLACK BOOTS embellished with their original red and gold SILK TASSELS----we can envision accessorizing him with a miniature sword and French captain's style cap! We are showing pictures of him without his jacket and vest so you could see the condition of his upper body, but were unable to remove his pants or his boots without compromising the original condition of his outfit; however we could tell that his lower legs appear to be made of the same cloth as his body. In overall AMAZING CONDITION and appearing untouched by the ravages of time, there are some faint age spots to his cloth body, minor wear to his leather hands, and the tip of his nose has had a professional touch- up to restore it to its original state; please also note the normal paint discolorations on the face including a couple of dark smudge marks that are classically attributed to paper mache heads of this caliper and age. A doll worthy of a WORLD CLASS collection! Any other doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified. The item "SALEMAGNIFICENT RARE ALL ORIGINAL 20 ANTIQUE FRENCH PAPER MACHE GENTLEMAN DOLL" is in sale since Monday, June 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Papier-Mache".
The seller is "doriansroom" and is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.