~Cyber Monday Markdowns are here! If you thought that an all weekend 50% off sale wasn't enough, then you were right! An addition 40 items are getting prices slashed for Cyber Monday, including FIRST DAY dolls. So to see what else is up for grabs in these fresh markdowns, search "Monday" our shop and get these deals before someone else takes home the treasure you've been pining for.~
Take a moment to get lost in the world of childhood whimsey with this beautiful little mignonette. Imagine her in the palm of your hand, her soft dark hair tickling your knuckles, the soft sensation of her dress, and the smooth touch of her large bisque arms... Who wouldn't want this treasure in the top shelf of their cabinet? One of the most beautiful, LARGE SCALE all bisques we have ever handled, my heart simply skips a beat when I see this angel. Nine beautiful inches of all bisque joy await the lucky new parent of this extremely sweet little girl, who is ready to be proudly displayed as a crowning cutie of any collection, large or small. Many of our clients have been buzzing about the exciting all bisques and small dolls we have been offering for sale in the past weeks, and I might have to show a bit of favoritism here and admit that this beauty just might be my favorite because of her extremely rare size and those thigh high stockings... Not to mention her CLASSIC 886 face. It is very hard to find the classic face in smaller sizes, so this large scale girl is just the ticket for the collector who will not settle for anything less than perfection. She is being offered at this very affordable price for her beauty, size and caliber, because of one teeny finger repair; other examples on Rubylane with less spectacular hosiery in perfect condition are being offered for upward of $4650... So I know that this beauty will not be here long. From a very prestigious European collection, this little imp is destined for greatness, wherever her new home may be... And hours of play time, that's for certain! Get her before she, too is marked 'Sale Pending.'
~We are offering this delicious little all bisque 886r on layaway! $500 down and up to eight months to pay for this delightful doll; please let us know before purchase if you plan to put her on layaway. Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her condition, or to discuss layaway terms. Or you can simply let us know at checkout that you need time to pay! She even ships for free ANYWHERE in the world!~ This wonderful 886 is offered with our ~Couronne Royale D'Or~ (Gold) rewards. Please read below for details.
She has an all-bisque body with shapely limbs, with jointed shoulders and thighs and neck. Wonderful original amber glass sleep eyes in original setting, painted upper & lower lashes, stacked and feathered brows, and an open mouth with two large square cut upper teeth, and one square cut lower tooth, and blushed cheeks. She wears her original brown mohair wig with the original pate that falls down past her shoulders. Have a look at those fabulous legs! She has lovely two strap black molded and painted high heeled shoes with little black bows at the front, and long, thigh high ribbed-molded pale blue stockings match this dress perfectly. She stands at 9" tall.
Miss Mignonette is sporting a lovely little ensemble of a pale blue cotton day dress with a lace ruffled collar and square lace collarette with insertion ribbon and antique silk flowers. Underneath she has a silk sheath dress. The dress perfectly matches the stockings, creating a very singular presentation! All of the fabrics are antique, I think the dress might be a vintage piece. Beautiful pink silk sash completes the dress with a most delightful antique crepe silk chapeau with purple flowers and a blue silk ruched ribbon. Underneath she wears a very cute pair of vintage panties.
Marks: S&H 886
Condition: Generally Excellent. The lovely bisque head is perfect with no hairlines, cracks, chips or restoration, the body in perfect condition, save one restored thumb on the right hand. She has fine quality bisque with pleasant color, smooth complexion, deep and crisp modeling, and extremely skilled and delicate painting of her features. The all bisque body is in great condition with beautiful condition of the lovely legs and those coveted stockings! Please examine all of the photos for your satisfaction, and request more if needed! She is a real treasure, sure to be gone soon. What more could we ask for in so delightful a little girl! LBE 9.12.16
We will be increasing our inventory substantially in the coming weeks as we have just acquired several fine doll collections, so if you like what you see, check back regularly! We will have new arrivals every single day- and you can visit our other items, and subscribe to our shop for daily notifications and see more fabulous clothing, accessories, dolls and oddities before ANYONE ELSE! We list new pieces every day! And now you can follow us on Instagram at WelcomeToTheDollHouse, and on Facebook at Kathy Libraty's Dolls for sneak peaks at whats coming, pre-sale notifications and private sales.
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~A Note On Our New 'Couronne' Three Tiered Rewards and Guarantee System~ Couronne, the French word for crown, has always been a term dear to my heart. I was born in Paris, French was my first language, and will always be my favorite way to talk about dolls. The circular nature and royal implication of the word 'couronne' make it an excellent adjective to describe the best of the best that we offer, here at Kathy Libraty's Antiques. As time goes on, I find it harder and harder to come across dolls of the highest and finest quality; and when I do have the pleasure of finding and subsequently offering them to my customers, expressing their growing rarity is difficult. Thus, we now have a way to do it in far fewer words than I have used in the past. Dolls of the highest excellence will now be offered in three tiers, each with an embossed tag expressing their level of merit:
~Couronne Dauphine D'Argent~ (Silver) To achieve the Dauphine level, a doll must be- shall we say, a cut above the pack. A doll at this level is exemplary, and would achieve Impériale or Royale status if not for a small flaw or two, acquired over her long life. These dolls are divine and stand out on their own. At this level, in addition to the doll purchased, the buyer receives a small gift, personalized thank you note, as well as a 5% off voucher for a future purchase.
~Couronne Royale D'Or~ (Gold) Dolls that achieve this level are rare, alluring, beautifully dressed and in very good condition. They exemplify everything that we look for in a doll and prize above others in a 100+ year old antique. At this level, our customers receive a small gift in addition to their package along with a personalized thank you note that is included with every doll we sell. A voucher for 7% off of your next purchase will be included.
~Couronne Impériale Platin~ (Platinum) The highest order of antique doll, a doll that is all original or otherwise exquisitely costumed . A doll that has an absolutely original body and without damage or compromise. With a doll at this level, we offer our customers a gift of antique doll jewelry, a luxury bonbon, personalized thank you note specifying the value and rarity of the item. Additionally, a voucher for 10% off of your next purchase from us. A receipt of your purchase for insurance purposes is also available upon request at this level, as well as in invitation to our Holiday Antique Doll High Tea at our home in and show room in Brooklyn, New York. *Insurance receipts are also available upon request for any doll at these levels.*