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RARE Early French Fashion or Bebe Piano 'Cadre' Box c.1880 with Original Silk Exterior
*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!*
The finest fashion ladies or small bebes in your collection will be lining up to test out their musical skills with this rare, early French fashion piano accessory! Beautiful craftsmanship ensured that this c.1880 piece of doll history offers the best presentation possible, certain to make your little girls squeal with delight! As with most things, though, there is more to it than meets the eye -- it is a goody or candy box, with a hinged lid that yields not musical hammers and strings, but a forest green upholstery interior, designed to hold your sweets, precious jewelry, or other miniature doll accessories! It bears the 100% original outer upholstery on the exterior, in beautiful cream with amber and green flower and vine embroidery, along with soutache trimming that runs along the edges, giving it a lovely textured raised look. The base is a fabulous ormolu, cast with intricate designs that make it befitting any proper Victorian fashion poupee! Truly, this is a gorgeous accessory and furniture piece that will elevate your fashion doll collection to new and exciting heights!
Note that the doll pictured is NOT included, but she will be available very soon at the time of writing this. She is a rare, small Rabery & Delpheau. Of course, this piece is available on a layaway! We would be happy to accommodate you with a payment plan, so you can take your time to pay for this gorgeous, desirable piece. Once the item is paid in full, we will send it ASAP to your address, so you can enjoy it!
Measurements: Length: 12.5". Width: 5.5". Height: 6".
***Please feel free to call us at 718-859-0901 for layaway and payment options, or for an in-hand description of this item! We'd love to hear from you! c:***
Condition: Excellent. This early piece has held up beautifully over the many years, with the ormolu base in great condition, and the upholstery beautiful and free of stains or major wear and tear. The interior upholstery is a later replacement (underneath there is remnants of a gold velvet), but it is absolutely gorgeous and looks lovely, and closed you'd never know. This piece has a beautiful overall construction, and has a nice solid weight to it -- it doesn't feel like a toy! The only similar accessory we found is currently on rubylane priced over $2000, so rest assured, this piece is a deal!!!
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