Early 15" Portrait French Fashion Doll Probably Jumeau All Original
She is wearing a beautiful, elaborate outfit with brown and beige striped silk with a bustle and layers of ruffles with dark brown trim. Her brown leather slipper style shoes have buckles and high heels are antique and I believe to be original to the doll as is most everything else. The stockings are blue and white stripe.
The lovely undergarments are also original and includes a wonderful and unusual bustle hoop. It ties around the waist but only goes in the back. The pictures will give you a better idea. It almost looks like the clothing has never been off the doll. I do not want to remove it as this is how I purchased the doll at auction. The silk in the dress is not melting, but it is 150 plus years old, and I do not think creating stress by removing it, will be good for the dress. It does show signs of weakness in the front and back on the upper part of the dress.
She is wearing a felt had that does not look as old as the doll, but it could also be original. I am just not as certain of this. The ribbon on the hat is the same as the ribbon decorating the dress. The blond wig sits a little far back. I do not like to change anything, but I think it might look nicer if it was brought forward a bit.
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