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Wonderful Rare Button Closure Corset with 12 Grommets For French Fashion Doll C. 1880
*FALL SALE!!! As fall quickly approaches, promising a change in the colors of the leaves and blustier winds, along with it comes a new sale! Here at Kathy Libraty's Antiques, we are offering a number of our delightful dolls, doll clothing, and accessories for dramatically-lowered prices! As we approach the end of the year holidays, we are making many of our wonderful items available at incredible and affordable prices. Bisque German and French dolls, China ladies, doll gowns -- you can find all of these in our huge Fall sale! Send us an email, or give us a call to find out more, and to snatch up that darling doll or accessory you've been holding out for!*
An exquisite piece for the fashion doll that will settle for nothing less than the best- this corset is an above and beyond example from a private collection of exquisite accessories. This is a particularly rare example, as I have never seen a doll size high back corset; this style was not commonly made and usually only completed for bespoke corset models, so to find it in this miniature one third scale design is superb. The button closure rather than a straight front or more common busk closure is very exciting. If you only acquire pieces of exhibition quality, this beauty would be an excellent investment piece for your collection. A wood bodied Bru or early Jumeau Fashion Poupee with appreciate this corset particularly. Don't miss this one if you collect fine antique undergarments!
Front Length: 5" Back Length: 5.75" Waist: 6.75"
Condition: Exquisite. This corset has been well kept, even down to maintaining the original lace. All grommets in excellent shape; one grommet has been replaced with a period appropriate replacement that is the tiniest bit smaller than the others. Some minor foxing overall, but a gem of a corset that will really make a lucky fashion doll proud! We spend so much on our dolls when really, in my opinion, it is the clothing that sets them apart- and for a $3,000-10,000 fashion doll, a corset of this caliber at this price point is a steal and an investment- as the larger her trousseau, the higher her value. I can imagine this corset in a dressing room vignette or on a mannequin in your favorite poupee's sewing room!
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