~As we enter the final week in March, it is time for our third annual Tax Return Sale. First we had papier maches on sale, then china dolls, and now, ladies and gentlemen of the doll world; it is time for the Bisque and Bebe sale of your dreams! From now until April 15th, we will be giving you a very, VERY good opportunity to utilize those tax return dollars with a mark down sale that is TOO BIG for us to do in one sitting, so we will be adding dolls to it in small gasps- starting at the top with our most beloved and extraordinary bebes, down to the sweetest and already affordable German dollies. Come join the doll fun and search Tax Return in our shop to see all the dolls and accessories included in the sale!~
Whether you have been carefully curating a world class trousseau for your Enfantine for years, or you have only just discovered the all consuming world of Napoleon III era dolls, this little gem is absolutely one of a kind and ready to be a treasured, authentic accessory for your doll's wardrobe. In wonderful condition, carefully preserved, the quality that went into the creation of this wonderful piece is evident from every angle. The cut of the paletot features pagoda sleeves, an asymetrical back with an open collar front, along with that wonderful navy soutache that covers every edge of the jacket. Constructed out of a deep silver silk and entirely hand stitched, the paletot features the finest, most delicate stitches around the armholes, and is fully lined. I suspect that the button at the front was a later addition, and can be removed by request of the purchaser, thus I have decided to give the measurements with the jacket open, in which position I think it will fit a large range of Enfantine poupees. Most notably, it would be perfect for a Huret, an early Rohmer, as we have modeled it on here, or a Blampoix Enfantine. Layaway is available upon request!
Shoulder to shoulder: 3.5" Front Length: 5.5" Back Length: 6" Sleeve hole circumference: 4"
Our model measures 16" tall.
Condition: Excellent. The silk is in beautiful shape with no threat of melting, damage or decay. The lining is in perfect condition, and there is not one stitch amiss with the soutache! What more could we ask for?
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**We now ship EVERY SINGLE ONE of our antique costume pieces in archival, museum quality, acid free tissue paper. We store them in an acid free, climate controlled environment, because we want you to get a textile that has been frozen in time. As curators of these antiques, we know how important it is for them to be as fresh for the next generation of students and enthusiasts as they were for us. This is factored into the price of our merchandise. We hope you can enjoy these rare finds for years to come, and we want to make sure that when they reach you, they are ready for careful love and display if you so chose, or to be stored in a destruction-free paper. Happy shopping!**