For the collector who must have something extraordinary- something outstanding- for their fine Mademoiselles and Bebes, this incredible piece will be a statement item that everyone adores! Truly a one of a kind, I've never had another quite like this, that had had so much attention to detail, so much fine craftsmanship, and so much functionality packed into a perfect package. Made in the 1880's approximately, this outstanding piece bears the crest of gay Paris, in the original brass Fleur-De-Lis that crowns it, and has all of the amazing details that a life size piece for a very wealthy family would have possessed like a double checkerboards of marquetry detail on both sides, hand done checker-boarding on the front lower door panels, ebony hand hewn three dimensional detailing on all four front corners, backed by coved rosewood venire. No expense was spared in the ornate, rose decorated brass handle of the drawer and fine dovetailing of the joints therein, as well as in the amazing intergration of rosewood, mahogany and even burled maple. A one of a kind in every way, if you wished to purchase the life sized version of this outstanding buffet, we estimate that you'd pay around $5000; and to tell you the truth, most things in doll size cost far more than things in human size, but we are pricing it very affordably considering how rare and beautiful it is, at far less than half of that price tag. What more could we possibly ask for in so delightful a piece? Your French Fashion Poupees or French Bru, Jumeau, Steiner, Schmitt or other Bebes will be over the moon for this piece!
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Height- 22" Width- 13.5" Depth-7"
Condition: Excellent. This piece is in very good condition with only minimal, general agewear. The top and bottom cabinets both open, as does the drawer, the textured glass is in perfect condition, and the piece is structrually excellent. There have been a few minor separations in the venire, all visible in the photographs. Two small pieces are missing at the very bottom of the cabinet, but this is not at all noticeable. There is a bit of notable wear to the left upper side marquetry pannel (see photos) with a few small pieces missing, and some other scattered wear, but for what this amazing piece is, these minor issues are easily forgivable! Never again shall we have another quite like this, so scoop it up if you've been patiently awaiting an outstanding statement piece!